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The FT wrote yesterday how the European Commissioners Janez Potočnik (then with the Environment portfolio) and Antonio Tajani (then with the Industry portfolio) both knew in 2013 about potential differences between car emissions in real conditions and in lab tests. “There are widespread concerns that performance [of cars] has been tailored tightly to compliance with… » read more

  Posted by Jon Worth Euroblog

I was invited to speak at DG Cambridge on 14th October about UK – German relations in the context of David Cameron’s EU referendum. Antony Carpen was kind enough to film the speech, and put it up on Youtube: There are three parts to the speech: – How did UK-EU relations get to where they… » read more

  Posted by Jon Worth Euroblog

Hungary has shut its border to Serbia completely. So the refugees head towards Croatia instead (and Croatia then closes its border), and if the refugees do succeed they may need to cross minefields. Then fears are raised in Slovenia that the refugees might well head there – its PM Miro Cerar says the country will… » read more

  Posted by Jon Worth Euroblog

Angela Merkel must be exhausted from playing hardball on the future of Greece. She today showed a never-before-seen sensitive side while visiting a school in Rostock. Despite the crises going on in Europe, at least Germany’s doing well. A banner behind Merkel read, “Living well in Germany. What’s important to us.” The chancellor started talking… » read more

In Straßburg rätseln viele Europaabgeordnete welcher Teufel die deutsche Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel wohl geritten hat, als sie in einem zentralen Punkt des geplannten Stabilitätspaktes eine Kehrtwende machte und die deutsche Position gegen ein vages Versprechen von Nicolas Sarkozy aufgab. Merkel besteht nicht mehr auf einen automatischen Sanktionsmechanismus für Defizitsünder. Dieser Vorschlag wurde ja sowohl von… » read more

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