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Following David Cameron’s speech on immigration, much has been made of his comments that the package of measures he proposed to reform EU free movement would require treaty change.In some cases, the speech was ambiguous about what exactly was being pro…

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Polish Europe Minister Rafał Trzaskowski’s comments on Monday’s Newsnight, where he said David Cameron’s plans to stop EU migrants from claiming benefits for the first four years after they arrive in Britain would be a “red line” for Warsaw, were wi…

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Where do migrants to the UK come from the EU or non EU?David Cameron’s hopes of getting back on the front foot on migration have been dealt a blow this morning – ONS figures show that immigration is up, and specifically immigration from the EU is up as…

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As we’ve said on many occasions, it is not only the UK that is having problems reconciling EU free movement with maintaining control over national welfare systems; Germany has recently tightened up its own domestic rules recently and the country also f…

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Der Spiegel reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned David Cameron at last month’s EU summit that she would no longer try to keep the UK in the EU if Cameron sought to impose quotas or a cap on workers from other EU countries, as opposed t…

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Open Europe has today responded to the preliminary 2014 European Parliament elections results. Please note that these figures are based on a combination of final results and some projections so could still be subject to change. However, we do not consi…

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