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The European Police College, designed to train EU member states’ police officers, has had its fair share of controversy in recent years. In February, MEPs on the European Parliament’s Budgetary Committee refused to sign off its accounts amid a scandal …

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Quote of the day

“Whilst the original Constitutional Treaty was technical, and correct, people didn’t read the Lisbon Treaty, they didn’t understand the first word about it. No real debate about the Lisbon Treaty could happen. This was a deliberate decision of the Euro…

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I know we alluded to this yesterday, but it’s worth hammering home. It seems Michael O’Leary truly is confused and believes Ireland is about to have a referendum on its membership of the EU (the Generation ‘Yes’ campaign must be having some impact).His…

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It may be Thursday already, but it’s not too late to tell you about an op-ed by Richard Waghorne in Saturday’s Irish Daily Mail, which is important food for thought in the Irish Lisbon debate – now in full swing.It notes that, while people have been ve…

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The Parliament.com website is taking a welcome new look at the fact that the team of EU Commissioners due to leave office in a few months’ time will each walk away with more than £1 million in pensions and perks alone. This is on top of the more than …

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Easy to see why this google alert for “Lisbon Treaty” went into my junk mail this morning – European Voice runs a story with the headline:”People of Ireland, vote ‘Yes’ for sex with Eastern Europeans”.Sketch-writer Nick McGinley has apparently written …

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There was a better way

The Economist’s Charlemagne today claims that by opposing the incredible 60 percent rise of the British contribution to the EU budget, the Conservative Party is turning its back on “such ideas as promoting free trade, the pursuit of economic growth and…

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