The Mistake Countries Repeatedly Make When Dealing With the EU
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“There isn’t

even a one in a million chance that Merkel will say no.” These were the words

of Alexis Tsipras shortly before becoming Greece’s prime minister in 2015. He

was talking about his alternative negotiation proposals for Greece’s European Union

bailout agreement—clearly in the EU’s interests, from his perspective, and

vastly more palatable for Greece.


politicians excel at presenting an effortless route to a rosy future. In the

run-up to the UK’s referendum vote in 2016, Boris...


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