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15 02, 2002

#18 Demographic change 2000-2050

By | February 15th, 2002|Briefing Notes|

"...while the population of the United States would increase by 114 million between 2000 and 2050, that of the European Union would decline by 37 million..." United Nations Population Division, 28th September 2001 Download Briefing Note: bn#18

18 05, 2001

#16 The Euro Two Years On

By | May 18th, 2001|Briefing Notes|

Monetary union is fundamentally a political rather than an economic issue. The Rt Hon Sir Eddie George, Governor of the Bank of England, speech in Basle, 12th September 2000. Download Briefing Note: bn#16

16 02, 2001

#12 Nice explained

By | February 16th, 2001|Briefing Notes|

The Treaty of Nice is said to be a pre-condition for "enlargement" – the accessionof central and eastern European states to the EU. But enlargement needs wholesale reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, which was not discussed at Nice. The real agenda was about "deepening" – the further centralisation of power in Brussels. By RONALD STEWART-BROWN Download Briefing [...]

17 12, 1999

#6 The Common Foreign & Security Policy

By | December 17th, 1999|Briefing Notes|

  Europe in reality is a closed theatre where formidable battles are fought between the member states ...there are no common ideals and a common European destiny is inconceivable. Jacques Attali, former foreign policy adviser to President Mitterrand By GRAHAM STEWART Download Briefing Note: bn#6

11 11, 1999

#5 The World Trade Organisation

By | November 11th, 1999|Briefing Notes|

The World Trade Organisation global free trade – now that would be a monument worthy of a new Millennium! William Hague, speech in Berlin, 17th September 1999. By RONALD STEWART-BROWN Download Briefing Note: bn#5

24 09, 1999

#4 The priceless boons of Global Free Trade

By | September 24th, 1999|Briefing Notes|

We may choose to browse complacently like doomed if civilised dinosaurs amid the fading glories of the European Project, or we can shape up confidently and flexibly to the opportunities and challenges of the global economy. By LORD HARRIS OF HIGH CROSS Download Briefing Note: bn#4

10 09, 1999

#3 The failures of the Common Agriculture Policy

By | September 10th, 1999|Briefing Notes|

The CAP must be modified …the present system is a manifest absurdity …it is time to grasp the nettle of reform Tony Blair, the Prime Minister, speech in The Hague, 20th January, 1998 By DR RICHARD HOWARTH Download Briefing Note: bn#3

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