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Further to our previous post on the Government’s Balance of Competences report on free movement, below we pick out some of the key points from the other reports published today:The report on the services stated that:“Incomplete and ineffective implem…

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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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As expected, China did not take the new tariffs on its exports of solar panels to the EU lying down, nor did it see it simply as an ‘opportunity to negotiate’ as the Commission suggested.China has announced that it is investigating illegal EU subsi…

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Could the UK sucessfully negotiate a trade deal with the US?Yesterday MEPs voted on a resolution to back defensive measures to exclude cultural and some agricultural products, such as genetically modified foods from a proposed free trade deal with the …

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As we noted in our guest piece over on Lib Dem Voice last week, if the Coalition needs inspiration for what to put in its “half-time” report or ideas for what reforms to target in Europe, a good place to start would be  revisiting Nick Clegg’s cha…

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