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You would expect most ministers to be party political animals, adept at survival, backstabbing and passing the buck. Just look at how Merkel survives by not opening her mouth until the last moment, and how she (and the entire EU neighbourhood policy apparatus) completely fucked up on Ukraine.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Feb 26th, 2015 at 05:01:08 AM EST
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