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A bigger threat to the EU than the UK’s ‘right to reside test’?The Barroso Commission’s term is rapidly coming to an end and Viviane Reding and Laszlo Andor are neck and neck in a pulsating contest for who will claim the wooden spoon – the award for wo…

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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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After the UK, Denmark is now the country in which the intersection of the single market, social security and domestic politics looks the most complicated and contentious.EU migration has become front-page stuff in Denmark. We’re talking papers publishi…

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The Government has today announced the details of the “minimum earnings threshold” that will be applied from 1 March to EU migrants seeking to claim certain benefits in the UK. The plan was first outlined in David Cameron’s FT article last year, a…

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On Sunday the Swiss electorate will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether to impose migration quotas on European Union and European Economic Area nationals – a system the country currently uses for non-EU/EEA migrants. The referendum question d…

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Viviane RedingIn a few weeks time, the transitional restrictions on citizens from Bulgaria and Romania gaining full access to all EU member states’ labour markets will expire. As we have covered in our press summaries and on our blog, it…

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