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A nuclear power plant in Biblis, south-west Germany. The investor-state dispute settlement is aready ‚being used by a nuclear company contesting Germany’s decision to switch off atomic power‘. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Panic spreads through the European commission like ferrets in a rabbit warren. Its plans to create a single market incorporating Europe and the United States, progressing so nicely when hardly anyone knew, have been blown wide open. All over Europe people are asking why this is happening; why we were not consulted; for whom it is being done.

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