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They have not yet taken office – nor even been nominated, yet the new Commissioners have already face a list of demands from some of the European Union’s leading thinkers. The Bruegel Report issues memos to the new Commission and makes interesting read…

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While Westminster is still to be roused from its long summer slumber, the European Parliament is back at work. New (and returning) MEPs hit the ground running after the Euro elections in June. Already, new political groups have been formed, senior post…

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Jose Manuel Barroso has been given the support from the European Parliament to start a second mandate as President of the European Commission. Mr Barroso secured 382 votes in support of his nomination (more than the 269 threshold he would have need in…

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UKIP leadership in disarray

What an extraordinary turn of events. Marta Andreasson – serial whistle-blower – has resigned from her post as UKIP Treasurer over Paul Nuttal’s (Party Chair)insistence that the salary of a UKIP official be doubled. Marta was the trophy candidate for U…

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The Conservatives have expelled the former leader of Conservative MEPs, Edward McMillan-Scott from the party. This is extraordinary. Mr McMillan Scott is a highly-respected parliamentarian and I remember him as a compelling figure in the European Parli…

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