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While the debate on Britain’s membership of the EU focuses on the loosely defined notion of “sovereignty” it ignores the fundamental principle at the core of European integration. In its simplest terms, the European Union exists to widen access to international markets and increase the competitiveness of each member state within the Union. The issues… » read more

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by Glenis Willmott MEP Member of the EP Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety It is scandalous that leading food manufacturers and retailers have been selling us food containing horsemeat without our knowledge. As the affected meat had travelled around various EU countries before reaching the UK, and sixteen different EU countries… » read more

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US President Obama used his State of the Union address this week to kick start negotiations for an EU-US Transatlantic Partnership, likely to provide a much needed boost to the two leading global economies. Citing job creation and a boost to American exports, the US President declared “trade that is fair and free across the… » read more

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If all government spending was subject to the same amount of scrutiny the EU budget is then maybe the world (certainly public finances) would be in a better state. Watching EU member states labour over what accounts for a mere 1% of government spending makes one wonder. Some of the statesmen and stateswomen who point… » read more

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