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Archives for subsidiarity

Dutch PM Mark Rutte (VVD) and Foreign Minister FransTimmermans (PVdA) discussing what the EU shouldand should not be doing?For anyone involved in the EU reform debate, this is a must-read. The Dutch government has today published its “subsidiarity re…

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Go local

Today we publish a report, written by ex-head of Policy Exchange Anthony Browne and our Director Mats Persson, suggesting a fresh EU strategy for the UK government – European localism. In yesterday’s Sunday Times, we trailed the piece, arguing:”closer …

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Illusionary democracy?

We’ve looked at this issue before, but the Swedish Parliament, the Riksdag, yesterday supported its finance committee in protesting against the Commission’s proposed amendments to the Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive, which would oblige member state…

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A vacuous slogan?

The European Parliament today held a hearing entitled “Unity in Diversity”, one of the EU’s more hypocritical slogans, on the role that religious belief should play in society after ratification of the Lisbon Treaty.”Unity in diversity” is one of thos…

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