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BBC reports is is #BrexitFormer Cabinet Minister Owen Paterson has just made a hard hitting speech on the UK’s relationship with the EU. He made a familiar case that the EU is as much a political union as an economic one. He concluded that the UK sho…

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The final discussions and votes in the European Parliament’s committees over the nominees for the new European Commission are currently taking place with most of the results already in.As expected, Lord Hill has been approved as new EU Commissioner for…

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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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Henri Guaino, a French MP from the centre-right UMP party and a former special advisor to President Nicolas Sarkozy, has an interesting interview on Europe in today’s Le Figaro. Here are some key excerpts:Q: What is the European Union, according to you…

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has this morning struck down the EU’s Data Retention Directive by declaring it “invalid”. The ECJ had been asked by the Irish High Court and the Austrian Constitutional Court to rule on whether the Directive complied…

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