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The proposal to restrict EU migrants’ access to in-work benefits for four years is understandably subject to intense scrutiny but the accusations that such a policy is ‘illegal’ entirely misses the point. Reform will require changes to EU law in one form or another and there are no easy options.

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Posted by Stephen Booth

The proposal to restrict EU migrants’ access to in-work benefits for four years is understandably subject to intense scrutiny but the accusations that such a policy is ‘illegal’ entirely misses the point. Reform will require changes to EU law in one form or another and there are no easy options.

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Posted by Stephen Booth

A new poll shows that, despite winning over 40% of the vote in the first round of the French regional elections, Front National leader Marine Le Pen and her niece Marion Maréchal-Le Pen would both be beaten in the second round in the two regions where they are standing as candidates. This follows the Socialist Party’s decision to pull its candidates out of the second round in both regions. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta looks ahead to the second round of what could be a watershed election for French politics.

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Posted by Vincenzo Scarpetta

A new poll shows that, despite winning over 40% of the vote in the first round of the French regional elections, Front National leader Marine Le Pen and her niece Marion Maréchal-Le Pen would both be beaten in the second round in the two regions where they are standing as candidates. This follows the Socialist Party’s decision to pull its candidates out of the second round in both regions. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta looks ahead to the second round of what could be a watershed election for French politics.

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Posted by Vincenzo Scarpetta