June 24, 2014

UK's Wooing of Germany Has Flopped

Gideon Rachman, Financial Times

The Associated Press

Left to their own devices, Mr Cameron and Ms Merkel could probably have sorted out the commission presidency and a host of other EU issues over a convivial lunch. In reality, both leaders are too trapped by domestic political pressures to strike a deal.

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TAGGED: UK, Germany, Europe, Angela Merkel, David Cameron


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