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1. Now the Franco-German question (Financial Times)

The new German question asks whether Europe can find a new equilibrium now that Germany is the preponderant power, says Philip Stephens.

2. The eurozone crisis endgame is still some way off (Guardian)

David Marsh says that achieving European fiscal union will be like a multi-dimensional game of chess -- long, draining and immensely complex.

3. The Germans turned a footnote into a crisis (Times) (£)

William Rees-Mogg argues that there was a quick and easy solution, if the ECB could have behaved like a proper central bank.

4. David Cameron has been infected by Europe's technocratic disease (Daily Telegraph)

The deal being cooked up between Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy is a cynical sham, says Fraser Nelson -- so why is the Prime Minister too polite to say so?

5. IMF must play its part in any euro solution (Financial Times)

The banks must be recapped to save global economy, writes Lawrence Summers

6. Britain must join the euro - and Cameron is the man to do it (Independent)

Mary Dejevsky makes the counterintuitive argument that now is the moment for Britain to join the single currency.

7. The real lobbying scandal? It's a waste of time (Times) (£)

Lobbyists claim they have influence, but they are selling snake oil. I should know, says Philip Collins -- they tried to sell it to me.

8. Kyoto was built to fail. It is time the world abandoned it (Guardian)

The old protocol required 194 nations to agree one set of targets, says Juliette Jowit. After the Durban climate conference, the best way forward is for countries to go it alone.

9. Grisly reminders signal Syria's descent into civil war (Daily Telegraph)

With the body count rising and the UN powerless to act, the people are on their own, says Con Coughlin.

10. Something rotten in the heart of our exam system (Independent)

There may once have been an ideological point to spoon-feeding, says E Jane Dickson. If so, it has been a massive own goal.

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