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With the future of the UK seemingly hanging by a thread it is understandable that events north of the border are dominating attention, but today’s announcement of the new European Commission also has far-reaching consequences for the future of the UK’s…

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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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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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We are now at the halfway point in terms of nominating the next Commission with 14 out of 28 member states having publicly announced their candidates. The line-up suggests we will have the most senior Commission to date with no less than four former Pr…

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