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Ollie Rehn – when Enlargement Commissioner, said “Iceland is clearly a democratic country”, he said, “which has already negotiated perhaps two-thirds of the criteria needed to join the Union…this means that were Iceland to pose its candidature, we co…

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Last week William Hague said that the appointment of Baroness Ashton as High Representative was the result of a deal done by Brown with the French to allow Sarkozy to secure the prized Internal Market post for his nomination Michel Barnier. Whether a d…

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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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The Conservatives have succeeded in forming a new political group within the European Parliament. Tory MEPs led by Geoffrey van Orden MEP have put together a grouping of MEPs from eight different member states – meeting the requirement of having at lea…

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