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Why Europe isn’t happy about our election result

Brussels takes Brexit seriously—but there's only so far they'll bend

By Philippe Legrain  

Cameron is playing a dangerous game on his renegotiation. © Yves Logghe/AP/Press Association Images

As David Cameron celebrates his surprise election victory, his European counterparts are dreading the prospect of two tumultuous years that could end with Britain leaving the European Union. EU leaders—not least Germany’s Angela Merkel—were already grappling with the threat of Grexit. Now they will have to deal with another set of tortuous negotiations, public spats…

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