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It’s a question set to cause bitter disputes at pub table quizzes, given the variety of plausible answers. EU Leaders have chosen Herman Van Rompuy as the first permanent president of the European Council. So will he be the boss in Brussels? Well, the new foreign affairs position – handed to the UK’s Catherine Ashton… » read more

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Lisbon: The Live Blog

Welcome to the Blogactiv Lisbon Referendum Live Blog. If you’re following live, just refresh your browser to read the latest news… 18.30: Well, that’s that. If you didn’t follow the excitement this afternoon, the final result was 67.1% ‘Yes’. Follow all the fallout throughout the week on EurActiv. All eyes now turn to Prague…over to… » read more

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Irish bookmakers are betting the Lisbon Treaty will win between 60% and 65% of the vote in October’s (2nd) referendum on the issue, but are nervous about getting it wrong (again). Paddy Power – Ireland’s biggest bookie – is offering odds of 1/6 on the Treaty being passed, citing the legal guarantees agreed in June… » read more

Posted by Gary Finnegan