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A leaked draft of the latest UK-EU deal suggests France and Germany are fighting UK demands on banking regulation and the status of non-Euro states in the EU, while other states don’t want the UK benefit curbs to apply more widely. In effect, the deal narrows the scope for EU-wide reform in favour of British exceptionalism.

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Posted by Stephen Booth

A leaked draft of the latest UK-EU deal suggests France and Germany are fighting UK demands on banking regulation and the status of non-Euro states in the EU, while other states don’t want the UK benefit curbs to apply more widely. In effect, the deal narrows the scope for EU-wide reform in favour of British exceptionalism.

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Posted by Stephen Booth

The Spanish Socialist Party has put together a draft government programme in a bid to win enough support for its leader Pedro Sánchez to be voted in as new Prime Minister. What are the key hurdles ahead? Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta gives his assessment of the latest developments.

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Posted by Vincenzo Scarpetta

As the EU referendum campaign gets underway both sides are accusing each other of running project fear – scaremongering to convince voters to back their cause. Who is right? Sadly the reality is that both sides are struggling put forward a positive case for Remain or Leave.

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Posted by Raoul Ruparel

As the EU referendum campaign gets underway both sides are accusing each other of running project fear – scaremongering to convince voters to back their cause. Who is right? Sadly the reality is that both sides are struggling put forward a positive case for Remain or Leave.

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Posted by Raoul Ruparel

The proposed EU deal on migration was never going to satisfy those that wanted a complete end to free movement or ‘complete control’ over immigration but, by rolling back the rules on free movement and citizenship in favour of the nation state, it could reassure undecided voters that the system is fairer and safer.

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Posted by Stephen Booth

The proposed EU deal on migration was never going to satisfy those that wanted a complete end to free movement or ‘complete control’ over immigration but, by rolling back the rules on free movement and citizenship in favour of the nation state, it could reassure undecided voters that the system is fairer and safer.

The post Cameron’s EU deal could never have satisfied the tabloids on immigration appeared first on Open Europe.

Posted by Stephen Booth