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Edmund Stoiber presents his reportToday saw the publication of the final report of the “High Level Group on Administrative Burdens”, i.e. an EU taskforce charged with cutting red tape and easing its impact on businesses. The group – chaired by former C…

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Ahead of next month’s crucial Scottish independence referendum, the Scottish government has put out its own paper on EU reform, designed to position the SNP on the pro-reform as opposed to the status quo side of the debate. The report has generated ver…

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In an interview with Bild am Sonntag, European Commission President-designate Jean-Claude Juncker argued that:“It is right that there are concerns [among EU citizens] that the EU is interfering in things that are not its concern… for this reas…

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What do David Cameron’s seven EU reform commitments mean?Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, David Cameron set out seven objectives – or eight if you read between the lines – for a Conservative EU reform agenda ahead of that potentia…

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Open Europe Chairman Lord Leach of Fairford writes in the Sunday Times:  In the 1990s, the process of eliminating trade barriers between Europe’s member states was hijacked by an ideologically driven elite bent on nation-building; on giving fles…

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The headlines above speak for themselves. From time to time, the European Commission makes an announcement that it will make EU business rules “lighter”, “simpler” or “smarter”. But it deliberately stays away from the terms “deregulation” or “less…

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