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for those not following german politics on a daily basis apparently meps of spd actively lobbied against uvdl
For those not following German politics on a daily basis: apparently MEPs of SPD actively lobbied against UvdL (CDU). Yes, the SPD is the CDU's coalition partner in Berlin. Expect more tensions in the #German government in months ahead.
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today angela celebrates her 65th birthday with a smile uvdl will head the european commission and akk gets the
Today Angela #Merkel celebrates her 65th birthday. With a smile. UvdL will head the European Commission and AKK gets the chance for a restart as minister of Defense.
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interessante moves van merkel nadat uvdl is verkozen mag akk haar opvolgen als minister van defensie neemt pub
Interessante “moves” van Merkel. Nadat UvdL is verkozen, mag AKK haar opvolgen als minister van defensie. Neemt publieke druk weg van AKK. Toch nog eens mijn column van vorige week lezen. Merkels assepoester via @tijd
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cappuccino in varese 130 euro unbeatable quality unbeatable price if in italy do like the italiansaspeciale
Cappuccino in Varese 1.30 Euro. Unbeatable quality, unbeatable price. If in Italy, do like the Italians....@aspeciale
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how long can the ecb talk the talk without walking the walk snap ing think minutes of the june meeting stress
How long can the ECB talk the talk without walking the walk? | Snap | ING Think - Minutes of the June meeting stress the European Central Bank's determination to deliver more
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if the industrial slowdown and prolonged external risks start affecting domestic activity and above all consum
#AskECB if the industrial slowdown and prolonged external risks start affecting domestic activity and above all consumer spending, wouldn’t then helicopter money be the only monetary policy answer to tackle this situation?
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some argue that with the new ecb president there are too little economic skills represented at ecb press confe
#AskECB some argue that with the new ECB president there are too little economic skills represented at ECB press conferences. Would you be in favour in adding another chair for you at the stage during the press conferences?
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in a 2012 paper you concluded that the alternative scenario in which the single european currency implodes is
#AskECB in a 2012 paper you concluded that “the alternative scenario in which the single European currency implodes is no longer unthinkable” Seven years later, would you confirm this conclusion? And what can the #ECB do to avoid it?
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warum warum warum darum darum darum wieso wieso wieso deshalb deshalb deshalb zeitfurklassiker
Warum, warum, warum. Darum, darum, darum. Wieso, wieso, wieso. Deshalb, deshalb, deshalb.
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germany weak signs of life snap ing think a bit of relief both industrial production and exports sent tentativ
Germany: Weak signs of life | Snap | ING Think - A bit of relief. Both industrial production and exports sent tentative signs of life in May. The upside: the German economy is not falling off a cliff. The down...

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excellent summary of european election results in one picture
Excellent summary of European election results in one picture:
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putting the eurozone recovery into perspective
Putting the Eurozone recovery into perspective.
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just in case you thought these stories about germanys need for infrastructure investments were all made up
Just in case you thought these stories about Germany’s need for infrastructure investments were all made up....
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german decoupling from zone in 2014 only 366 of all german exports went to zone in 2005 it was almost 45
German decoupling from €zone. In 2014, only 36.6% of all German exports went to €zone. In 2005, it was almost 45%.
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new greek language lessons for europe troika group of experts formerly known as the troika bailout programme s
New Greek language lessons for Europe? Troika = group of experts formerly known as The Troika, bailout programme = support. To be continued.
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no spitzenkandidat survived no top job to eastern european countries and a new ecb president without central b
No Spitzenkandidat survived, no top job to Eastern European countries and a new ECB president without central bank experience. This is #Europe #EUCO
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according to this new compromise obtained by spiegelpeter differences have become smaller once again debt reli
According to this new compromise obtained by @SpiegelPeter differences have become smaller once again. Debt relief looks like final red line
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nice chart from the ft showing that brexit supporters basically don t trust anyone
Nice chart from the FT, showing that #Brexit supporters basically don't trust anyone.
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forget about france and the netherlands first test of political contagion from brexit will be in austria
Forget about France and the Netherlands. First test of political contagion from #brexit will be in Austria.
Total(1) => 0.66819500923157 f_f_QM(2) => 0.39488697052002 indS(2) => 0.017169952392578 indM(2) => 0.37576127052307 indM_1(2) => 0.072174787521362 indM_2(2) => 0.017226934432983 indM_4(2) => 0.069242000579834 indM_5(2) => 0.088665962219238 indM_6(2) => 0.022439956665039 indM_7(2) => 0.041619062423706 indM_8(2) => 0.0040841102600098 indM_9(2) => 0.039944171905518 indM_10(2) => 0.019956827163696 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.26831889152527 f_f_dT(19) => 0.26805663108826