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Below we give a blow by blow breakdown of what George Osborne did or did not secure at today’s EU finance ministers meeting. This basically comes down to the UK’s rebate and how it’s applied – and whether it was always going to apply to the £1.7…

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It has been widely reported over the weekend that the European Commission (EC) is seriously considering rejecting France’s new budget proposal which will see it run a deficit of 4.3% next year rather than the EC target of 3%. As the graph above shows…

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We’ve got our hands on a leaked copy of the latest HermanVan Rompuy (HvR) proposal for the EU budget (see here for the full doc). The headline spending figure remains broadly unchanged in the new proposal, standing at €1,014bn (a €4bn increase), …

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Following Nick Clegg’s Europe speech at Chatham House yesterday, we argued on the Spectator’s Coffee House blog,Nick Clegg this morning fell into the usual ‘all or nothing’ fallacy on Europe. He said: ‘As soon as we start talking about repatriat…

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