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Own-goal alert.When selected as the Socialists’ candidate for the European Commission President, Martin Schulz claimed that:“I want to be the first President of the Commission who is not the result of a backroom deal in a Brussels office.”This is the…

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In a new report published this morning we assess the track record of the European parliament and conclude that it has failed as an institution on a number of fronts. Although many individual MEPs work hard and conscientiously for their constituents, th…

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It’s up there with the origins of the universe as one of the great existential questions of our time (well…): how many national laws stem from Brussels?European Commissioner Viviane Reding – who does what she can to turn people against the EU – recen…

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