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Swedish PM Fredrik Reinfeldt is today hosting David Cameron, Angela Merkel and Dutch PM Mark Rutte, in Harpsund, Sweden – a recreational estate for Swedish PMs throughout the years. The summit apparently features a trip on the “Harpsundsekan” – a worry…

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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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Viviane RedingIn a few weeks time, the transitional restrictions on citizens from Bulgaria and Romania gaining full access to all EU member states’ labour markets will expire. As we have covered in our press summaries and on our blog, it…

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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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