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A couple of developments since we posted the original blog below.Importantly, the European Parliament’s Economics Committee failed to reach an agreement over Pierre Moscovici and has delayed a decision on whether to approve him or not until 9.30pm CE…

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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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Advocates of ‘Out’ of the EU or the ‘Status Quo’, are fond of saying that EU reform is impossible – it suits their respective cases. They are wrong. Reform is possible, but will not happen on its own, reformers in the UK need to go out there and w…

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