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US German relations nearing a post-war low

12 July 2014 14:45

In an era of Russian revanchism, the cracks in the US German relations are particularly concerning. Angela Merkel’s decision to announce the expulsion of the CIA’s Berlin station chief over… Continue reading

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David Cameron and Angela Merkel at the European Council summit at the end of last week. Picture: Getty

After being Junckered, the Cameron circle now fear for the renegotiation

29 June 2014 11:42

Getting Junckered was not an enjoyable experience for Downing Street. Not only has David Cameron lost his battle to stop the former Luxembourg PM becoming Commission President he has also… Continue reading

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David Cameron is determined to fight Jean-Claude Juncker to the end

23 June 2014 17:04

The family photo at this week’s EU summit will be a particularly awkward affair. EU leaders will have just come from listening to the last post at the Menin Gate,… Continue reading

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The Conservatives may have damaged their chances of reforming Europe

13 June 2014 11:04

Although many MEPs believe that the European Parliament is the centre of the known political universe, in truth the goings on in Brussels and Strasbourg rarely trouble the attention of… Continue reading

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Cameron’s EU threats must be plausible; nobody likes a Prime Minister who cries wolf

10 June 2014 14:19

Angela Merkel is annoyed that David Cameron seems to be issuing threats to other European leaders in order to get what he wants. At a press conference concluding talks held… Continue reading

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Cameron calls on his ‘Northern Alliance’ to help stop Jean-Claude Juncker

10 June 2014 11:50

David Cameron visits Sweden today to discuss the future of the EU with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and the Dutch Prime Minister Mark… Continue reading

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Has Merkel blinked in Juncker row?

3 June 2014 19:05

Angela Merkel has reportedly blinked in the row over Jean-Claude Juncker’s candidacy for president of the European Commission and is now mooting IMF boss Christine Lagarde. The Reuters report cites… Continue reading

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Ukraine: Cameron and Merkel continue to focus on ‘de-escalation’

10 March 2014 8:54

David Cameron and Angela Merkel held a working dinner last night in Hanover ahead of their visit to a digital trade fair today. Naturally, they discussed Ukraine, and Number 10′s… Continue reading

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Merkel visit: now it’s time for David Cameron to tell us want he wants

28 February 2014 10:23

David Cameron pulled out all the ceremonial stops for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to London and the way in which she played along is testament to her desire for the… Continue reading

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Net migration wobble caused by rising EU immigration

27 February 2014 17:56

How fitting that on the day Angela Merkel pops in to London to natter about EU reform, new figures show a big increase in net migration driven by a rise… Continue reading

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Merkel makes it clear: no special status for Britain in the EU

27 February 2014 14:28

Angela Merkel’s speech today didn’t close doors on EU reform but nor did it open as many as some close to Cameron had hoped that it would. As the German… Continue reading

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Coffee Shots: Ever closer union?

27 February 2014 13:41

Things certainly seemed cosy between Angela Merkel and her favourite ‘naughty nephew’ when David Cameron greeted the German Chancellor in Downing Street earlier. So what on earth was said between… Continue reading

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Podcast: Cameron’s Northern Alliance, Christianity and the left, and the end of two-party politics

27 February 2014 9:54

Is David Cameron’s new gameplan to look to the northern states for allies? Fraser Nelson is joined on the podcast by Stephen Booth of Open Europe, to discuss the influence that people… Continue reading

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Why Angela Merkel is part of Cameron’s ‘Northern Alliance’

27 February 2014 8:04

For a Prime Minister seen to have no real interest or clout in Europe, David Cameron is doing pretty well – and far better than this morning’s newspapers suggest. He… Continue reading

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How helpful can Angela Merkel be?

25 February 2014 12:11

Angela Merkel is, as James explains in this week’s magazine, central to David Cameron’s hopes of getting anything meaty at all from his renegotiation and reform of the European Union.… Continue reading

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Angela Merkel is the key to reform – but David Cameron still needs a European strategy

22 February 2014 10:01

Angela Merkel is getting the full red carpet treatment when she visits next week. In a 24 hour visit, she’ll address both Houses of Parliament and meet the Queen. These… Continue reading

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Podcast: Julie Burchill vs. Paris Lees, Putin’s plan to rule the world and Cameron’s love for Angela Merkel

20 February 2014 8:00

What is intersectionality and why is it ruining feminism? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Julie Burchill and Paris Lees debate the current state of feminism and whether intersectionality… Continue reading

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Obama: “There are European governments that we know spy on us”

20 January 2014 18:46

In an interview with The New Yorker, Barack Obama has hit back at European reaction to the Snowden revelations. He tells the magazine that “there are European governments that we… Continue reading

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Soham Trial Nears Conclusion

British journalists lock each other up and throw away the key

28 October 2013 21:23

In the past few days, my colleagues on the Guardian have been publishing stories of national and international significance – indeed, if truth be told, they have been publishing them… Continue reading

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David Cameron has got into trouble over not knowing the price of value bread.

Women think that David Cameron is out of touch for good reason

1 October 2013 18:50

Well, the great breadmaking debate hots up. David Cameron neatly sidestepped the heffalump trap that Nick Ferrari put in his path in an interview on LBC when he asked him… Continue reading

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The German Greens might do so badly they end up getting in

20 September 2013 10:27

The German Green Party is having a torrid time. In an election campaign remarkable for static polls, come what may, the collapse of a third of the Green vote has been… Continue reading

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Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats could still lose. It all comes down to the maths

21 August 2013 11:25

Just over a month before election day, Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) are in a commanding position. The latest polls give them over 40 per cent support – fully 16… Continue reading

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Number 10 should beware accidentally briefing EU renegotiation shopping list

16 August 2013 9:31

This is how the Downing Street spin machine works: a Bad Story that may make your core vote very upset appears in the papers. You brief that you are doing… Continue reading

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Why Angela Merkel doesn’t want a haircut

25 July 2013 17:54

The announcement by Angela Merkel last week that there would be no second haircut for Greece may have surprised some readers unfamiliar with financial jargon. But once you know that ‘haircut’ means… Continue reading

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Cameron confident of common ground with Merkel

11 April 2013 16:33

David Cameron is setting off with his children to visit Angela Merkel on Friday. It’s part of his EU reform mission that started and was thrown off course on Monday… Continue reading

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