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EU institutions and member states are warming up for the negotiations on the post-2013 EU budget, which are just around the corner. French MEP Alain Lamassoure, who chairs the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgets, said yesterday that national gov…

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Europe’s worst kept secret

Eurogroup Chairman Jean-Claude Juncker has revealed Europe’s worst kept secret on the sidelines of the last IMF and World Bank meetings in Washington.Juncker said:”It was obvious that one day Greece would have to face this kind of problems, and I knew …

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For quite some time, we have tried to highlight how the EU’s new financial supervisors could eventually take on too much power for comfort – not least when viewed from the City of London. The European Securities and Markets Authority, in particular, lo…

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We’ve looked at this issue before, but the Swedish Parliament, the Riksdag, yesterday supported its finance committee in protesting against the Commission’s proposed amendments to the Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive, which would oblige member state…

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Today’s gloomy revelations from Ireland were followed by rather disturbing news from the Greek parliament.As part of a long-standing tradition to let tax evaders off the hook every three to four years, Greece’s parliament has rushed through a law whi…

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