Greek remedy ahead of Brexit vote

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Three little words are playing an outsized role in the future of Europe. An opt-out from “ever-closer union” – which has featured in every EU treaty since 1957 – is one of David Cameron’s four main demands for change in the UK’s participation in…

Did Barroso Help the EU in Britain?

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There are too few EU representatives on British television, so it was good to seeoutgoing Commission President José Manuel Barroso putting in an appearance on the Andrew Marr show in October. Barroso highlighted the EU push for a transatlantic trade deal; said Britain is stronger…

Juncker to EU Commissioners: End “more Europe”

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Little noticed in Jean-Claude Juncker’s mission letters to his Commissioner-candidates is some surprisingly bold language, which seems to swap federalists’ mantra of “more Europe” for “Europe, when nothing else will do”. The wording is important because of the recent debate over the EU’s pursuit of “ever-closer…