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This morning, Open Europe published a ‘mandate’ for the new European Commission – in short a series of proposals setting out what the Commission should – and shouldn’t – be doing over its five year term of office. Our mandate idea was inspired by the r…

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Further to our previous post on the Government’s Balance of Competences report on free movement, below we pick out some of the key points from the other reports published today:The report on the services stated that:“Incomplete and ineffective implem…

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Our Director Mats Persson writes on his Telegraph blog:In a recent Sunday Telegraph article that received surprisingly little attention at the time, David Cameron came close to setting out a “shopping list” of what he wants to change in Europe. He …

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What do David Cameron’s seven EU reform commitments mean?Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, David Cameron set out seven objectives – or eight if you read between the lines – for a Conservative EU reform agenda ahead of that potentia…

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Advocates of ‘Out’ of the EU or the ‘Status Quo’, are fond of saying that EU reform is impossible – it suits their respective cases. They are wrong. Reform is possible, but will not happen on its own, reformers in the UK need to go out there and w…

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