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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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Has Conservative policy towards ECJ power over crime and policing changed?The chaos of yesterday’s ‘vote’ or ‘non vote’ on the European Arrest Warrant has obscured a number of things. Not only have the 10 actual measures been waved through, withou…

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Could euro clearing be moved from the City to the eurozone?Tomorrow will see the first hearing of the next in the line of important UK cases at the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The case in question is the UK’s challenge against the ECB’s locati…

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EU finance ministers met today, with the financial transaction tax (FTT) once again topping the agenda. They were presented with a new proposal or brief under which the 11 countries pursuing the FTT under enhanced cooperation could move forward. The pl…

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This morning’s ECJ judgement that the UK’s legal challenge against a proposed Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) is premature was what many had expected. The UK had challenged the decision to authorise the use of so-called ‘enhanced cooperation’ (…

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There has been an important development brewing in the UK’s flagship case against the EU’s proposed Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). We’ve known for some time that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will take a shortened proceeding and rule on …

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has this morning struck down the EU’s Data Retention Directive by declaring it “invalid”. The ECJ had been asked by the Irish High Court and the Austrian Constitutional Court to rule on whether the Directive complied…

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