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EU member states have today agreed to impose sanctions on the Gaddafi regime. The decision follows on from a UN Security Council Resolution adopted over the weekend.Italy, who only a few days ago strongly rejected talk of sanctions, has apparently back…

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Everyone who has read George Orwell’s novel 1984 is familiar with the concept of “memory holes”, which the Ministry of Truth used to get rid of inconvenient documents and photographs. Well, it seems as if the EU has picked up on the idea.Apparently, a …

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Ostrich banking tests

Remember the EU’s banking “stress tests”, which were supposed to determine the health of the key financial institutions across Europe? The tests, that were published last summer, infamously cleared all Irish banks. Only a couple of months later, two of…

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Over on Comment is Free, blogger Joe Litobarski has written a piece on the recent murmurings that Labour is considering backing a straight in/out referendum on Britain’s EU membership (an idea the Lib Dems committed to at the last election).Leaving a…

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It looks like the UK is not the only country where the confusing and expanding powers of the European Court of Human Rights and EU’s European Court of Justice are testing nerves.Marc Bossuyt, the President of Belgian Constitutional Court, has, for the …

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