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    British politicians are clearly misreading EU provisions regarding freedom of movement

British politicians are clearly misreading EU provisions regarding freedom of movement

British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his intention to renegotiate the way EU free movement rules are applied in the UK. Brad Blitz writes that the recent shift in tone from Cameron and other British politicians is not only at odds with previous policies, it reflects a clear misreading of EU provisions regarding the free movement of people. […]

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October 25th, 2014|Brad K. Blitz|0 Comments|
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    The UK’s increasingly hostile approach to immigration is unjust and short-sighted

The UK’s increasingly hostile approach to immigration is unjust and short-sighted

The issue of immigration is expected to play an important role in the campaign for the UK’s next general election in 2015. Ruth Grove-White writes on the effect of policies implemented by the current government to decrease the UK’s overall net migration figures since the last general election in 2010. She argues that the government’s approach has not only been […]

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    Brussels round up: the age gap in British Euroscepticism, Spanish unemployment, and will the latest sanctions against Russia work?

Brussels round up: the age gap in British Euroscepticism, Spanish unemployment, and will the latest sanctions against Russia work?

The EUROPP team take a look at some of the latest developments in Brussels and across Europe

Chart of the week: British Euroscepticism by age group

The polling organisation YouGov has been running a series of polls on British attitudes toward the European Union, with the figures throughout July suggesting that if a referendum were to be held on Britain’s EU […]

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    The UK government must urgently overhaul its EU engagement strategy

The UK government must urgently overhaul its EU engagement strategy

Britain has suffered a number of setbacks in Europe of late, from the passage of financial services regulation it opposed to the recent selection of Jean-Claude Juncker as the next European Commission President. Anthony Salamone argues that the UK’s current approach to the European Union is part of the problem. He suggests the government must develop a new comprehensive […]

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    The UK has been one of the main beneficiaries from free movement of labour in the EU

The UK has been one of the main beneficiaries from free movement of labour in the EU

Free movement of labour across the EU has become a controversial issue in several European countries, with parties such as UKIP and the Front National calling for restrictions on EU immigration. Adrian Favell writes on the debate over the issue within the UK. He argues that while free movement has generally been portrayed as an ‘immigration’ problem, it should […]

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    How do you solve a problem like… Nigel? What Austria can teach the Conservatives about dealing with UKIP

How do you solve a problem like… Nigel? What Austria can teach the Conservatives about dealing with UKIP

The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) gained the largest vote share and seat allocation in the UK’s European Parliament elections. Tim Bale writes that while UKIP’s strong polling ratings prior to the election had already prompted David Cameron’s Conservative Party to take a harder line on immigration and the EU, it would be a mistake to respond to UKIP’s […]

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May 28th, 2014|Tim Bale|0 Comments|