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In a new report published this morning we assess the track record of the European parliament and conclude that it has failed as an institution on a number of fronts. Although many individual MEPs work hard and conscientiously for their constituents, th…

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In previous we’ve described the Dutch as ‘thought leaders’ on EU reform. The Dutch Government’s ‘subsidiarity review’ and the Tweede Kamer’s report on the role of national parliaments, with its proposals for ‘red’, ‘green’ and ‘late’ cards, all spring …

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Advocates of ‘Out’ of the EU or the ‘Status Quo’, are fond of saying that EU reform is impossible – it suits their respective cases. They are wrong. Reform is possible, but will not happen on its own, reformers in the UK need to go out there and w…

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The Dutch are quickly becoming Europe’s thought leaders on EU reform. The Dutch government’s “subsidiarity review” contained numerous interesting ideas for EU reform, the Dutch lower house, Tweede Kamer recently published a paper outlining key proposal…

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It’s up there with the origins of the universe as one of the great existential questions of our time (well…): how many national laws stem from Brussels?European Commissioner Viviane Reding – who does what she can to turn people against the EU – recen…

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