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Last week there were other things to worry about, of course, but while the world reeled from the horror of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, there were a couple of quiet developments in Europe that could have far-reaching implications for the continent’s foreign policy.

First, the Chinese cancelled this year’s EU-China summit, due to be held in Lyon yesterday, in response to Nicolas Sarkozy’s decision to meet the Dalai Lama in Poland on 6th December. While this may sound like…

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