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The Daily Mail runs a story http://bit.ly/bWzznV and an editorial http://bit.ly/bg3gWb today complaining about the excessive power of the EU in regulating the sale of baby milk. Boots, one of the major retailers of infant formula in the UK, does not offer loyalty points to its customers for the purchase of baby milk, whereas it… » read more

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A small victory for the forces of light against the Dark Empire today, with a retraction by the Daily Express of its ludicrous allegation that the European Commission wanted to ban milk jugs. The London representation of the Commission explains its original objection here: http://euonym.wordpress.com/2010/02/03/milk-and-honey/ And the Daily Express website today carries what it calls… » read more

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By Roland Rudd, Chairman, Business for New Europe As world leaders gathered in Copenhagen last December for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, President Sarkozy of France delivered a rallying call urging those gathered – including over 120 leaders – to put aside their differences and agree upon the instruments necessary to tackle climate change.… » read more

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If you want an illustration of how bad the news reporting of Europe is in some parts of the British press, look at page 5 of the Daily Express today. (Or read it online here: http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/153073/Europe-plots-green-blitz-on-British-roads.) The claims made about European transport policy are simply false. Let’s start with the opening sentence: “Brussels bureaucrats want… » read more

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The British press is, unfortunately, infamous for its tendency to overreact, so the articles and comments in the electronic and print media over the appointment of a Frenchman as Commissioner-designate for Internal Market should not come as a surprise. But this is not the time for over-dramatisations, many around Fleet Street and beyond might enjoy… » read more

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