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Der Spiegel reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned David Cameron at last month’s EU summit that she would no longer try to keep the UK in the EU if Cameron sought to impose quotas or a cap on workers from other EU countries, as opposed t…

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David Cameron today announced another ‘crackdown’ on EU migrants, stating that from November, EU jobseekers “will only be able to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance and other key welfare benefits for a maximum period of 3 months.” This will halve&nb…

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Today, the UK Government has published the third batch of its reports reviewing the ‘Balance of Competences’ between the UK and the EU. We have noted before that many of the previous reports, whilst interesting on much of the detail, have for vario…

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As far as leaked tapes are concerned, this is extraordinary – and Open Europe offers the first translation of it all. Poland has been rocked by a political scandal involving the covert surveillance of senior government ministers, state officials – incl…

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Do Ed Balls and Ed Miliband see eye-to-eye on the EU?Anyone following Labour’s election campaign up until now would be forgiven for thinking the party was fighting a general election as opposed to a European one – any references to Europe were hard to …

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The first EU debate between Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage on LBC was for the most part restrained with a surprising amount of detail and substance. Most of the key fault lines in the UK-EU relationship were touched on.However, given that the two men…

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We flagged up last week that the debate on EU migrants’ access to benefits was kicking off in Denmark – potentially leading to a row with the European Commission.New figures have been unveiled that will do little to assuage political tensions. Acc…

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