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Below we give a blow by blow breakdown of what George Osborne did or did not secure at today’s EU finance ministers meeting. This basically comes down to the UK’s rebate and how it’s applied – and whether it was always going to apply to the £1.7…

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EU finance ministers met today, with the financial transaction tax (FTT) once again topping the agenda. They were presented with a new proposal or brief under which the 11 countries pursuing the FTT under enhanced cooperation could move forward. The pl…

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Die Welt’s Economic Editor Tobias Kaiser has an opinion piece in today’s paper entitled entitled “Stay with us, Brits”, in which he argues that:“Berlin needs London as a partner in the fight for fiscal reason [in the EU].” Kaiser highlight…

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