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Juncker and Schulz in happier times…The letter from European Parliament (EP) President Martin Schulz to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has now been published in full and contains an extensive list of questions for the UK’s Lord H…

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Advocates of Pan-European Democracy, foremost among them the Socialist’s ‘Spitzenkandidat’ Martin Schulz MEP wished to turn the recent European Elections into a quasi-‘Presidential’ election. The idea was that the ‘winner’ would be the ‘lead candi…

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In a letter to the Telegraph today, Open Europe’s Chairman Lord Leach notes:This dispute is largely the product of the wording of the Lisbon Treaty. One part states that the election of the Commission President is the joint responsibility of the Europe…

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There’s something quite ironic going on in all this Cameron-bashing over Juncker. The charge against Cameron in Europe (and also at home) is often that he lacks principles. That he’s pushed around by backbenchers or pursues narrow tactical personal or …

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