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Ahead of tomorrow’s European Council, a new ComRes poll for Open Europe shows just how important the renegotiation will be in terms of swinging the result of the EU referendum. Two issues – safeguards for non-Euro member states and restrictions on new EU migrants’ access to in-work benefits – are particularly crucial. If David Cameron is unable to secure agreement on these, support for remaining in the EU is likely to drop considerably.

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Posted by Pawel Swidlicki

Ahead of tomorrow’s European Council, a new ComRes poll for Open Europe shows just how important the renegotiation will be in terms of swinging the result of the EU referendum. Two issues – safeguards for non-Euro member states and restrictions on new EU migrants’ access to in-work benefits – are particularly crucial. If David Cameron is unable to secure agreement on these, support for remaining in the EU is likely to drop considerably.

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Posted by Pawel Swidlicki

In a joint op-ed with UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni voices support for one of the UK’s key renegotiation demands – the need for a more flexible EU that allows for different levels of integration. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta explains the significance of such a statement coming from Italy, one of the EU’s founding members.

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Posted by Vincenzo Scarpetta

In a joint op-ed with UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni voices support for one of the UK’s key renegotiation demands – the need for a more flexible EU that allows for different levels of integration. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta explains the significance of such a statement coming from Italy, one of the EU’s founding members.

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Posted by Vincenzo Scarpetta

Boris Johnson has suggested that Denmark’s carve-out from EU free movement rules provides a useful precedent for a compromise over the UK’s demands on EU migration and welfare. What is the Danish exception and might it be useful to the UK?

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Posted by Stephen Booth