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Croatia becomes the 28th member state of the European Union today, 1 July 2013. A date that marks the completion of a long journey that sees Croatia re-join the European mainstream after 22, often painful, years. Not everything will change overnight, and Croatia still has many challenges to overcome. But Croatia’s accession to the EU… » read more

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Dr Rebecca Harding, CEO Delta Economics and European Movement economic policy adviser /// All the discussion of the European economy and the imminent collapse of the European project have focused on politics and finance. In so doing, we take our eyes off the fact that Europe’s businesses are competitive globally, as evidenced through an analysis… » read more

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by Petros Fassoulas ||| Imagine you are a UK citizen living in another EU Member State, let’s say Germany. You moved there for work in April 2007 and you were gainfully employed until April 2009, when you were made redundant. Throughout your employment in Germany you paid taxes and national insurance contributions, yet your claim… » read more

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by Robert Buckland MP Joint Secretary of the 1922 Committee of Conservative Backbenchers and Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the EU. Margaret Thatcher was not a political leader who was much inclined to looking back, but her death last month has allowed us a little time to reflect upon her leadership and… » read more

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By Graham Bishop, economic analyst and founder of www.grahambishop.com The authors of the HMG paper ‘Scotland analysis: Currency and monetary policy’ (23 April 2013) faced a fundamental difficulty from the outset: If they were wholly non-partisan, then any merits in the case for Scotland joining the euro could be turned round and applied correspondingly to… » read more

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