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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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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has this morning struck down the EU’s Data Retention Directive by declaring it “invalid”. The ECJ had been asked by the Irish High Court and the Austrian Constitutional Court to rule on whether the Directive complied…

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Leading German journalist and author Bettina Röhl has written a long op-ed for Germany’s leading financial magazine Wirtschafts Woche, welcoming the new Open Europe initiative that sees businesspeople across Sweden, Britain and Germany unite for the f…

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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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