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The past few weeks have seen a marked increase in hostilities between China and the EU over the ongoing trade dispute, centred on the solar industry. Given that it’s between two of the largest economies in the world, this dispute is not to be sniffed…

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There has been a lot of debate recently about what the UK public really want in terms of the UK’s relationship with the EU. In an attempt to shed some further light on this Open Europe has today released a new poll conducted by ComRes.The result…

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There has been a lot of debate recently about what the UK public really want in terms of the UK’s relationship with the EU. In an attempt to shed some further light on this Open Europe has today released a new poll conducted by ComRes.The result…

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The Bundesbank, The Deutscher Aktieninstitute (DAI), and even EU civil servants from the 11 participating countries have all warned against the FTT in its current form. Today saw yet another German voice raised again the tax – this time from the very…

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Could the UK sucessfully negotiate a trade deal with the US?Yesterday MEPs voted on a resolution to back defensive measures to exclude cultural and some agricultural products, such as genetically modified foods from a proposed free trade deal with the …

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There’s an old Latin saying, “If you had kept quiet, you would have remained a philosopher.” Reading the Commission’s defence of its proposed EU financial transaction tax (FTT), that phrase immediately sprung to mind. It’s not the strongest piece, to s…

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Yesterday saw the opening salvo of what is sure to become a heated debate over the new ‘technical standards’ for the EU’s banker bonus rules. Why is this so important? Well, these rules will essentially determine how far reaching the EU’s already…

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