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Is the EU Council press office trying to tell the Greeks something? They’ve made the somewhat astonishing decision to use a giant picture of a Trojan Horse on their Storify, which is dedicated to journalists’ tweets about Greece and tonight’s summit of eurozone leaders on the crisis. Now international diplomacy isn’t an easy game to… » read more

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Possibly the two most vamous – sorry famous – politicians with surnames beginning with the letter V, Yanis Varoufakis and Guy Verhofstadt appear set to meet. Greece’s iconic finance minister and the ALDE leader crossed swords on social media before Guy proposed a high-level pow-wow. Guy – known behind his back as “the Hoff” –… » read more

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For two months now, intense rumours have been circulating in Athens that Dimitris Avramopoulos, the current Greek Commissioner, intends to quit the European Commission and run for the Presidency of Greece. Avramopoulos was proposed by the centre-right New Democracy, which was recently defeated by leftist Syriza in national elections. Nevertheless, many claim that he has… » read more

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