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Update 24/10/14 17.05:Outgoing Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has just given his press conference which frankly did not clear much up. Barroso insisted, as the Dutch position below does, that this payment demand is part of an annual adjustmen…

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There are a number of headlines today around the EU’s request for a further €2.1bn from the UK in terms of its contribution to the EU’s budget.Below we breakdown exactly how and why this has happened and what options the UK has now.How has this h…

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UPDATE (11:30am) – In a separate interview with Quotidiano Nazionale on Saturday, Mr Del Rio explicitly speaks of a “great victory” for Italy at the EU summit.Here’s the full quote:”The green light to flexibility is the great victory […] One needs to…

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