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As we’ve said on many occasions, it is not only the UK that is having problems reconciling EU free movement with maintaining control over national welfare systems; Germany has recently tightened up its own domestic rules recently and the country also f…

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Has Conservative policy towards ECJ power over crime and policing changed?The chaos of yesterday’s ‘vote’ or ‘non vote’ on the European Arrest Warrant has obscured a number of things. Not only have the 10 actual measures been waved through, withou…

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The Government – particularly the Tory wing of it – talks a very good game on the urgent need to strengthen the role of national parliaments in EU decision-making.The UK Government (rightly) wants to negotiate a “red card” for national parliaments for …

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