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Photograph by Adam Berry/Bloomberg

A Trillion Tax Euros Fall Between the Cracks

What was Europe’s debt problem is starting to look like Europe’s taxation problem. Words emerging from a one-day European Union summit in Brussels show EU leaders aren’t focused just on spending and deficits: they announced an investigation into “aggressive” use...

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Photograph by Christophe Simon/AFP via Getty Images

Brussels and Mrs. Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher spoke about Europe mainly in terms of what she didn’t want: neither a “narrow-minded, inward-looking club” that is “ossified by endless regulation,” nor “an institutional device to be constantly modified according to the dictates of some abstract intellectual...

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Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Merkel Won’t Lighten Davos Downbeat Growth Deliberations

As Europe’s political celebrities pack warm for the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, expectations of what they’ll achieve there are about as low as their economies’ growth rates. The Swiss mountain-resort pow-wow is shaping up to be a...

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