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Usually technical meetings behind closed doors in Brussels are pretty dull. However, judging by some of the reports floating around, yesterday’s meeting of the EU Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) may have bucked the trend somewhat. Th…

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Power to the Parliament

Open Europe has just hosted a debate on the Coalition Government’s proposed ‘referendum lock’ with Europe Minister David Lidington. A write-up and recording of the event will be put on our events page shortly. But in the meantime, two thoughts:A point …

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In Parliament this afternoon, David Cameron gave his statement on last week’s EU summit, followed by questions from MPs. The debate was a bit all over the place if we’re to be perfectly honest, with the 2.9% increase to the EU’s 2011 budget dominating….

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