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Passing report, Brussels takes file back from Germany (6)


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'passing report' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both related to communication as well as being singular nouns.
Perhaps there's a link between them I don't understand?

'brussels takes file back from germany' is the wordplay.
'brussels' becomes 'EU' (European Parliament is based in Brussels).
'takes file' becomes 'log' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'back from' indicates one should take the final letters (the letter at the back of the word).
The final letter of 'germany' is 'y'.

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(Other definitions for eulogy that I've seen before include "Formal expression of praise" , "Funeral speech" , "Panegyric" , "Expression of high praise" , "Speech or piece of writing that praises highly" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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