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As Bitter As Bile

It has been labelled in all manner of different terms: “a violent clash”, “a virile confrontation”, “a furious row”. But today’s Le Monde finally sheds a little light on what Sarkozy and Barroso told each other during their squabble over the Roma depor…

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Keeping the dream alive

One of the more interesting aspects of EU politics at the moment is the crumbling Franco-German axis. The frictions between Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel – which are well documented by now – defined today’s EU summit in many ways .As we outline…

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As details of a possible bailout plan for Greece, which could emerge from tomorrow’s EU summit, are leaked, it is becoming clearer that ‘solidarity’ for some EU leaders is not a one way street.And we are not necessarily referring to German demands for …

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Bang on the head

The EU’s finance ministers, and a handful of heads of state, are meeting today in another attempt to come up with answers to the ‘Greek question’. No details are expected to be announced, although an agreed declaration will give Greece a month to get d…

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It seems that yesterday was a rather gruelling day for EU leaders with hours of squabbling over how to handle the looming Greek tragedy. Then cue left enters EU President, Van Rompuy, who, we assume, wanting to lighten the atmosphere, decided to announ…

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