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Unity on Eurozone Growth Eludes Germany and France

Meeting in Berlin, the French and German finance and economy ministers said only that they had agreed to come up with economic proposals by Dec. 1.
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José Manuel Barroso: the unelected bureaucrat telling Britain to shape up

The outgoing head of the European Commission has told the British prime minister hes making a big mistake with his anti-EU stance. How would he know? Continue reading…
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  1. Barroso warns Cameron that arbitrary migration cap would breach EU law
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  3. EU leaders will reject Tory attempts to change free movement, says Barroso
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EU leaders will reject Tory attempts to change free movement, says Barroso

Commission president says Conservative plan for cap on EU migrants is an airy fairy proposal that would never be accepted Continue reading…
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David Cameron making historic mistake over EU, says José Manuel Barroso

The UK prime minister plans to impose restrictions on the free movement of citizens from EU member states Continue reading…
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Barroso warns Cameron that arbitrary migration cap would breach EU law

European commission chief tells PM his tougher stance on EU migration could have knock-on effect for Britons living abroadDavid Cameron has suffered a blow to his EU reform plans after the outgoing president of the European commission, José Manu…
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Immigration: Could we should we stop migrants coming to Britain?

Britain is convulsed with anxiety about immigration, with claims of too many EU citizens coming here, the benefits system being abused and wages being forced down. An expert on immigration looks at the evidenceLong before the UK joined in 1973, the Tre…
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Quick History: Ebola Alarm, Rebellion in Europe and Turkey’s Puzzling Attack

As alliances and enemies shift, Ebola awareness hits home.
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Making Merkel Wait, Finding Time for Truffles

President Vladimir V. Putin kept Chancellor Angela Merkel waiting for hours, met after 2 a.m. with Silvio Berlusconi, and joked at a news conference, but budged little on the Ukraine crisis.
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German dadaist party offer to save Ukip group in European parliament

The party led by a satirist has repeated its offer for an alliance of idiots and fools with Ukips parliamentary groupThe leader of German dadaist party Die Partei (The Party) has claimed that he has been asked to enter into an alliance with Ukip in ord…
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Putin under pressure to commit to fragile peace plan for eastern Ukraine

Russian president meets Poroshenko and EU leaders as violence continues to spread across region despite ceasefireRussia must act to fully comply with the peace plan for eastern Ukraine and EU sanctions will remain in place until he does, David Cameron …
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