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Angela Merkel

Germany, where art thou?

13 March 2010 12:07

It is more than 100 days since Guido Westerwelle became Germany’s foreign minister and the questions about Germany’s diplomatic introspection remain. They may have even grown and are becoming problematic… Continue reading

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The prospect of another EU treaty is a huge problem for reformer Brown

9 March 2010 17:34

It seems there must be discussion about a potential European Monetary Fund, and an organisation to manage Europe’s economies that circumvents Maastricht, to avert future fiscal crises. So much for… Continue reading

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Cancel the London Afghanistan Conference

7 January 2010 17:14

In a few weeks time, a slew of foreign ministers will descend on London to attend a conference on Afghanistan. No.10 will use the event to sell Gordon Brown as… Continue reading

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Europe: ignoring the Lisbon Treaty when it suits them

21 December 2009 9:22

Is Greece too big to fail? When the Eurozone project was up and running, its taxpayers were promised: this was not a system where they’d have to bail out a… Continue reading

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Why my money is on Balkenende

19 November 2009 17:14

When it comes to the position of the first European President, the worst thing to be is the frontrunner as Tony Blair found out the other week. As soon as… Continue reading

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What would the Tories take back from Europe?

9 October 2009 18:08

Assuming that the Lisbon Treaty is ratified, that the Conservative Party wins the next election and that Angela Merkel and Nicola Sarkozy want Britain to remain in the European Union,… Continue reading

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Sarkozy revs up Franco-German motor, leaving Britain behind

1 September 2009 16:02

Last week, French President Sarkozy spoke to the annual gathering of his country’s ambassadors. Since he came to power, the French leader has used the annual event to welcome his… Continue reading

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