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Do Ed Balls and Ed Miliband see eye-to-eye on the EU?Anyone following Labour’s election campaign up until now would be forgiven for thinking the party was fighting a general election as opposed to a European one – any references to Europe were hard to …

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What do David Cameron’s seven EU reform commitments mean?Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, David Cameron set out seven objectives – or eight if you read between the lines – for a Conservative EU reform agenda ahead of that potentia…

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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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