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At the instigation of the UK, 19 EU member states have signed a letter calling on the European Commission to establish targets for reducing the burden of EU regulation. While the letter is short on details as to how this could be achieved in practice, the initiative shows broad support for the UK’s push to go faster and beyond what is already being done in terms of cutting EU red tape.

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Posted by Vincenzo Scarpetta

At the instigation of the UK, 19 EU member states have signed a letter calling on the European Commission to establish targets for reducing the burden of EU regulation. While the letter is short on details as to how this could be achieved in practice, the initiative shows broad support for the UK’s push to go faster and beyond what is already being done in terms of cutting EU red tape.

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Posted by Vincenzo Scarpetta

Today’s immigration figures which reveal a record number of EU migrants arrived in the UK over the past year demonstrate that there is little scope for the UK to back down over its demands to change the rules over EU migrants’ access to welfare.

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Posted by Pawel Swidlicki

Today’s immigration figures which reveal a record number of EU migrants arrived in the UK over the past year demonstrate that there is little scope for the UK to back down over its demands to change the rules over EU migrants’ access to welfare.

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Posted by Pawel Swidlicki

The European Commission has today unveiled its plan for the next pillar of the Banking Union – a common insurance scheme for bank deposits. However, the response from certain countries, Germany in particular, has already been cool and the plan is unlikely to progress in its current form. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel lays out his initial thoughts.

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Posted by Raoul Ruparel

The European Commission has today unveiled its plan for the next pillar of the Banking Union – a common insurance scheme for bank deposits. However, the response from certain countries, Germany in particular, has already been cool and the plan is unlikely to progress in its current form. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel lays out his initial thoughts.

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Posted by Raoul Ruparel

Following last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, France has decided to invoke Article 42(7) of the EU Treaty – establishing that EU countries must provide “aid and assistance” to a fellow member state that suffers an armed aggression. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at what implications this unprecedented move may have.

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Posted by Vincenzo Scarpetta

Following last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, France has decided to invoke Article 42(7) of the EU Treaty – establishing that EU countries must provide “aid and assistance” to a fellow member state that suffers an armed aggression. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at what implications this unprecedented move may have.

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Posted by Vincenzo Scarpetta