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As we’ve said on many occasions, it is not only the UK that is having problems reconciling EU free movement with maintaining control over national welfare systems; Germany has recently tightened up its own domestic rules recently and the country also f…

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We flagged up last week that the debate on EU migrants’ access to benefits was kicking off in Denmark – potentially leading to a row with the European Commission.New figures have been unveiled that will do little to assuage political tensions. Acc…

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After the UK, Denmark is now the country in which the intersection of the single market, social security and domestic politics looks the most complicated and contentious.EU migration has become front-page stuff in Denmark. We’re talking papers publishi…

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We’ve been listening to the national press briefings of several EU leaders following the deal on the EU budget (which we analyse here). And you got it – they all won! (well, almost). Here goes:David Cameron (UK) The British Prime Minister said, “I…

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Leading by example…

Danish daily Politiken today informs us that the ongoing Danish Presidency of the EU – the Danes took over the rotating six-month EU chair on January 1 – will aim to be “one of the cheapest yet”, with a budget of around €35 million.In comparison:The …

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