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The Brief is a daily newsletter, sent everyday at 5pm, and brimming with sass, snark and the latest EU politics and policy news from Brussels. Straight-talking, bite-sized, fun, and indispensable, … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sweden slammed for keeping EU tax loophole open

Sweden came under fire Wednesday (7 May) for blocking a political agreement among EU finance ministers that would allow the closing of a loophole costing European taxpayers millions ofeuros. Campaigners called for … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Far-right parties line up for EU money in Parliament

A new far-right group in the European Parliament would be entitled to receive up to €50 million in EU funding over the next five years, a cash jackpot that party … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

ECR predicts kingmaker role after EU elections

European Conservatives and Reformists MEP Struan Stevenson predicts a kingmaker role for his European Parliament group after I questioned its continued relevance on an election night that saw eurosceptic parties … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

UK Greens eye big gains as EU election booths open in Britain

The United Kingdom today (22 May) votes in a European parliamentary election dominated by the EU membership referendum, but also a poll which could see a surprise last-minute surge for … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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