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The Socialists’ Big Reversal

In choosing tactics over strategy the Portuguese Socialists have put another nail in the coffin of the moderate European Left. For the far-Left this is a dream come true, but for the rest of us, it may be the beginning of a nightmare.

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China’s Pivot to Europe, with British Characteristics

By dint of its new deals, Beijing has gained a voice in UK and European business.

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The Victory of ‘Un-Populism’

Accepting austerity may not lead to political oblivion, Portugal’s elections show. The government of Mariano Rajoy in Spain is resting easy.

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