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Update 24/10/14 17.05:Outgoing Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has just given his press conference which frankly did not clear much up. Barroso insisted, as the Dutch position below does, that this payment demand is part of an annual adjustmen…

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There are a number of headlines today around the EU’s request for a further €2.1bn from the UK in terms of its contribution to the EU’s budget.Below we breakdown exactly how and why this has happened and what options the UK has now.How has this h…

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While all eyes will be on George Osborne and Ed Balls this afternoon, the EU Commission has slipped out its draft annual budget for 2014. This is important as it the first budget to be drawn up using the reduced expenditure limits (or ‘ceilings’ in EU-…

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Italian MEP Renato Baldassarre has responded to the posting of the video in which he’s seen pushing and slapping a Dutch journalist (or at least the journalist’s microphone) after being caught on camera allegedly signing in for a day’s work, and then s…

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