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In a recent briefing, we stressed that David Cameron needs to pick a ‘heavy-hitter’ as UK’s next European Commissioner if he wants to secure a key portfolio for the UK. Our point is reinforced by a quick look at the candidates being (more or …

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Could euro clearing be moved from the City to the eurozone?Tomorrow will see the first hearing of the next in the line of important UK cases at the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The case in question is the UK’s challenge against the ECB’s locati…

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The Bundesbank attacks Renzi: “He tells us what to do”. This is today’s front page headline of Italian daily La Repubblica. According to Italian media, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann yesterday had a go at Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi for tel…

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When it comes to EU top jobs, if you snooze you lose, as Gordon Brown discovered to his cost in 2009In a new briefing published this morning we argue that after the row over Jean-Claude Juncker’s appointment, David Cameron can regain the initiative b…

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