Daily Archives: June 15, 2010

As the EU prepares for its summit at the end of the week, Gideon Rachman chairs a debate with Mats Persson of Open Europe and Charles Grant of the Centre for European Economic Reform. They discuss the tensions between France and Germany over the southern European members’ debt crisis, and the call for greater budget scrutiny, which the UK is questioning.

We now have it on the authority of President Barack Obama himself. His fury over the BP affair is nothing personal. It is purely business. Speaking to David Cameron, Britain’s prime minister, over the weekend, the US president insisted that his apparent desire to find an “ass to kick” at BP had nothing to do with anti-British feelings.

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