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After a tumultuous five-plus-months of discussions, EU negotiations over the 2011 budget broke down two days ago, leaving an array of despondent MEPs, Commissioners and eurocrats to lament a ‘budgetary crisis’.Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso l…

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A vacuous slogan?

The European Parliament today held a hearing entitled “Unity in Diversity”, one of the EU’s more hypocritical slogans, on the role that religious belief should play in society after ratification of the Lisbon Treaty.”Unity in diversity” is one of thos…

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Infuriating and fatal

Over on Comment is Free we take a look at the simmering EU pay dispute, which took a new turn yesterday when the Commission decided to take all 27 EU member states to the ECJ over their refusal to increase their offer of a 1.85% pay rise for EU officia…

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Do as I say, not as I do

In October EU ministers and heads of state met under the Swedish EU Presidency to discuss how to fight global poverty and combat climate change.The Swedish press reported over Christmas that the participants in these so-called European Development Days…

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