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An oldie, but a goodie

As readers are hopefully aware, EU regulation has been on our minds for the last few months as we put together our latest research on the ever increasing cost it has placed on the UK economy over the last eleven years. Old habits die hard and we were t…

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The Economist’s Europe correspondent, Charlemagne, yesterday used his blog in order to launch a rather stinging attack on the state of the UK press’ coverage of the EU. It seems to have been prompted by our latest report on the cost of regulation to th…

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We’ve been here before

The Spanish EU Presidency yesterday decided to shelve a vote on the proposed AIFM Directive on hedge funds and private equity due to “a last-minute intervention by Gordon Brown”, according to the FT. The talks apparently stalled on British concerns ove…

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Great clunking fist

A BBC documentary has revealed that Londoners will not benefit from a “pre-sale” of tickets for the Olympic games thanks to EU competition law, which prevents discrimination in favour of the host country. Despite having swallowed the increases on their…

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Kick-start

Open Europe has a short article in this month’s edition of Parliament Magazine, detailing how the Spanish EU Presidency could contribute to getting Europe’s economy back on track. We argue:Instead of trying to make economic underperformance illegal an…

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