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Euroscepticism in the UK and the EU Budget – a case study

Every so often I’ll be talking with people regarding the special brand of Euroscepticism that prevails in the UK and think to myself I don’t really have a serious case study in mind. Sure, there’s the Daily Express’ “Get us … Continue reading

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Burden sharing and American support of the EU

Another interesting player supporting the EU is the USA. According to this report by theparliament, the UK was urged to rule out any chance of leaving the EU by the US ambassador. This might surprise some, but it makes sense. … Continue reading

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Rent seeking and business support for the EU

After the rant of my previous note, I thought I should even things out with a more positive post about the interesting people offering their support for the EU. In this post I’ll focus on the support provided by business … Continue reading

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Media Coverage: Trichet on European budgetary federalism and EUobserver’s delayed coverage

I mentioned that EUobserver had reported that the president of the ECB, Jean Claude Trichet, had told the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs that the EU should become a budgetary union, now that it is a monetary … Continue reading

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