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Further to our previous post on the Government’s Balance of Competences report on free movement, below we pick out some of the key points from the other reports published today:The report on the services stated that:“Incomplete and ineffective implem…

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Our Director Mats Persson writes on his Telegraph blog:In a recent Sunday Telegraph article that received surprisingly little attention at the time, David Cameron came close to setting out a “shopping list” of what he wants to change in Europe. He …

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While all eyes will be on George Osborne and Ed Balls this afternoon, the EU Commission has slipped out its draft annual budget for 2014. This is important as it the first budget to be drawn up using the reduced expenditure limits (or ‘ceilings’ in EU-…

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Dutch PM Mark Rutte (VVD) and Foreign Minister FransTimmermans (PVdA) discussing what the EU shouldand should not be doing?For anyone involved in the EU reform debate, this is a must-read. The Dutch government has today published its “subsidiarity re…

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As we noted in our guest piece over on Lib Dem Voice last week, if the Coalition needs inspiration for what to put in its “half-time” report or ideas for what reforms to target in Europe, a good place to start would be  revisiting Nick Clegg’s cha…

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