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How much EU law does Norway have to adopt? 9%? or 75%?

Norway is not in the EU but is within the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA, is an agreement between the EFTA states (minus Switzerland) and the EU, giving Norway access to the Single Market. The EEA however differs from … Continue reading

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EU Referendum

What effect do the different potential UK election outcomes have on the chances of an EU referendum.  The May UK election will be one of the most uncertain in modern history. All options are on the table from majority Labour … Continue reading

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What has the Home Office got to hide on EU Crime and Policing reform?

When the UK signed the Lisbon treaty it signed up to the juristiction of the European Court of Justice over EU Crime and Policing, subject to a block opt-out. The problem being once activated (as it was) the UK could … Continue reading

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UK to contribute €1.6 billion to EIB capital increase

UK to contribute €1.6 billion to EIB capital increase Open Europe’s Christopher Howarth is quoted in the Times, Telegraph and Mail as saying, “This feels an awful lot like spending for the sake of spending without doing anything to solve … Continue reading

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UK exports to rest of the world exceed those to EU for first time since 1970s

UK exports to rest of the world exceed those to EU for first time since 1970s Following the news that  the UK is exporting more to the rest of the world than to the EU for the first time since the 1970s, Open … Continue reading

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What could independence mean for Scotland’s future in the EU?

What could independence mean for Scotland’s future in the EU? In an interview with Spanish daily La Razón, Open Europe’s Senior Analyst Christopher Howarth discusses the potential implications of Scotland’s independence for its future membership of the EU. La Razón: … Continue reading

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