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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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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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It’s up there with the origins of the universe as one of the great existential questions of our time (well…): how many national laws stem from Brussels?European Commissioner Viviane Reding – who does what she can to turn people against the EU – recen…

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So we wondered what the big story of the European Council would be. Now we have the answer: Merkel’s cell phone. Der Spiegel today alleged that Merkel’s phone may have been targeted by US security services. Merkel called President Obama to make clear…

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To what extent have the latest leaks harmed the EU-US trade talks?Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden’s leaks just keep giving.First there was Prism, then Tempora. And now, as reported by online by German magazine Der Spiegel over the weekend:&nbsp…

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