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Mutti Merkel’s Mobile

Mutti Merkel’s Mobile

Backbencher November 8, 2013 0

Stephanie Surface looks at the damage done to German-US relations by exposure of the NSA’s bugging of Merkel’s phone, and the knock-on effects for personal data privacy The recent revelation that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s

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Can Cameron take comfort from Merkel’s victory?

Can Cameron take comfort from Merkel’s victory?

Backbencher September 28, 2013 0

Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU were re-elected earlier this week with their best result since 1990. Will David Cameron’s Conservatives be able to perform a similar feat? Before the 2010 UK election, David Cameron visited Angela

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A Small Time In Germany

A Small Time In Germany

Backbencher September 13, 2013 0

With only nine days left until it’s held, Stephanie Surface looks at German politics in the run-up to the German Federal Election Because of tensions in the Middle East, the coming German Federal Election

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Is Cyprus, for Germany, one rescue too far?

Backbencher March 22, 2013 0

Stephanie Surface discusses whether, for Germany, the rescue of Cyprus is possible at all On Monday morning, everybody involved in the Brussels negotiations about the emergency rescue package for Cyprus refused to take the

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Germany’s New Eurosceptic Party

Backbencher March 15, 2013 2

Stephanie Surface describes and analyses the emergence of a new phenomenon on the German political landscape. “If the Euro fails, so will Europe”. “There is no alternative to the Euro”. Thus pronounced Angela  Merkel,

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Merkel & European Federalism: An Argument Against Further Powers For Brussels

Merkel & European Federalism: An Argument Against Further Powers For Brussels

Michael St George October 22, 2012 10

The essence of the polity we call a nation-state can be a nebulous concept to visualise, let alone articulate. Yet, despite the apparent elusiveness of precise definition, for 364 years since the 1648 Treaty

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Angela In Athens

Angela In Athens

Lee Jenkins October 10, 2012 2

It was never going to be a meeting of equals. The leader of the Eurozone’s strongest economy yesterday met the leader of its weakest. The more hysterical elements of the Greek media portrayed it

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