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Luckily for David Cameron, a new Nexpresso machine had been installed in the UK delegation office at the European Council building just before his first all-night EU session since becoming Prime Minister. The machine also worked overtime. As dawn broke in Brussels today, the only coffee left was decaffeinated. Some 120 shots of the real thing had been used up by Mr Cameron and his 20-odd team of officials.

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David Cameron's “vague” promise of a renegotiation of Britain's membership of the European Union will damage economic growth and distract the Prime Minister's attention from more important issues such as jobs, immigration and crime, Nick Clegg warned today.

Eurozone to stay in recession

The eurozone was almost certainly condemned to a third successive quarter of recession today as its biggest member, Germany, saw output shrink 0.5 per cent between October and December. The fall, triggered by slumping industrial orders and exports, means Germany advanced just 0.7 per cent in 2012, against the 3 per cent rate in 2011.

George Osborne ruffles Brussels with first explicit threat to quit EU

Chancellor speaks ahead of expected referendum promise by David Cameron

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Tories lose voters to Labour and Ukip

Postcard from... Berlin

Inscrutable is an adjective sometimes used to describe the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. The most powerful woman in Europe doesn't devote much of her time to trivia. Nor does she usually let people know what's really going on behind that first-woman-chancellor's mask.

Editorial: An absence more eloquent than words

We shared the general amazement when the European Union was named the winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, but our amazement was far outweighed by gratification that the historic success of the EU had been recognised at a time when news from the region seemed mostly bad. Both emotions were compounded yesterday, when the heads of the EU's institutions received the award in Oslo.

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Israel goes forward with plan for West Bank building project

Defying mounting international protests, Israel moved ahead Wednesday with plans for a West Bank settlement project near Jerusalem that has been widely condemned as diminishing prospects for a territorially viable Palestinian state.

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