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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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Our Director Mats Persson writes on his Telegraph blog:The UK must be the first country, with the forthcoming Scottish and EU referenda, to simultaneously have an intense political debate about the difficulty or otherwise of both joining and leaving th…

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The headlines above speak for themselves. From time to time, the European Commission makes an announcement that it will make EU business rules “lighter”, “simpler” or “smarter”. But it deliberately stays away from the terms “deregulation” or “less…

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