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Not everyone in Europe wants to fall in line behind the Franco-German alliance

The recent summit in Brussels saw old convictions shattered and new coalitions rise. PHOTO: REUTERS
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BERLIN - With the United Kingdom out of the European Union, decision-making within the bloc was supposed to be much easier.

London, which frequently put on the brakes when it came to a deeper integration of the Union, cannot intervene anymore. Hence, the way seemed to be paved for a Franco-German alliance to push ahead with reforms more radical and faster.

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