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Archives for structural funds

In case you missed them, here are a few of Open Europe’s appearances from this week – on three very topical issues:On Tuesday, Open Europe discussed the problems with the EU’s structural funds on BBC Radio 4’s File on 4 programme. Listen to it here (wo…

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A familiar showdown

Negotiations over the size and shape of the EU budget post-2013 are just around the corner. Expect no surprises about what the main battlegrounds will be (clue: the CAP and the UK rebate).UK Chancellor George Osborne has already sent a clear message to…

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Dear Dirk

Last week, we were told by journalists that Dirk Ahner, the Commission’s Director-General for regional policy, had apparently sent a letter to the members of the European Parliament’s Budgetary Control committee, criticising Open Europe’s 50 examples o…

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There was a better way

The Economist’s Charlemagne today claims that by opposing the incredible 60 percent rise of the British contribution to the EU budget, the Conservative Party is turning its back on “such ideas as promoting free trade, the pursuit of economic growth and…

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