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It may have something to do with the structure of local and regional government. Also in the case of Barcelona as kcurie points out.

The Greater London Assembly should allow London to do a good job, too, if it can find the money.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 13th, 2008 at 10:53:27 AM EST
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