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As Frans Timmermans pointed out recently, what bothers people about the Eurosceptic parties is that sometimes they are right. When Marine Le Pen posed a parliamentary question to the Commission about Commissioners’ emails, after the scandal of Hillary Clinton’s private emails, she clearly had a point. The use of personal email to discuss foreign affairs… » read more

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BREAKING: In the future young people will read news on their smartphones! Who do we have to thank for this as yet unheard-of revelation? Why none other than Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger! During a meeting at the European Council on Tuesday, Oettinger gave a room full of European culture ministers this pearl of wisdom.

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Heard in Europe reported last month that a number of former Commission spokespersons have found themselves at loose ends since the transition to the new Juncker administration. Well, many of them seem to have found something to keep themselves busy – the lobbying business. Tired of twiddling their thumbs since the new executive took office,… » read more

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