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Sir, Regarding ‘IMF lambasts inconclusive euro talks‘: What Germany has been saying for several weeks now is simply : 1. That the ever increasing size of emergency bailouts of eurozone countries cannot be pursued under present Treaty rules that actually FORBID such operations. 2. That bailing out as such will not work unless new rules… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Chinese pledge raises hopes of climate compromise‘: The UN has already lowered expectations of COP 16 negotiations to rock bottom, and while only the most optimistic would expect a deal to emerge from Cancún, the fundamental imperatives underlying the urgency to adopt more sustainable economies have not gone away, nor can we afford… » read more

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Regarding ‘EU institutions close in on citizens’ petitions‘: While publicly EU decision-makers congratulate themselves for delivering a consensus regulation on the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), privately they are ensuring the ECI can never actually be used. As your article noted, a few changes to the European Commission’s initial proposal have made the ECI regulation simpler.… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘EU deal on green road tolls leaves few happy‘: The EU has for long been striving to achieve the objective of a single European transport area while at the same time minimising the negative impact of carbon emission generated by road transport on the environment. There are already several legal instruments in this… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘An EU patent without Italy? Member states turn up the heat‘: What seems to be the issue here for us in our company is the fact that every year we have to re-register the use of the patents that were developed by our parent group in the USA and that this incurs upon… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘EU officials win pay rise battle with member states‘: I would like to make the following additional points: The Court’s decision was fast because the breach of EU law by the Council was obvious and flagrant – as the legal services of both the Council and the Commission had warned beforehand. The progressive… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Single market delays draw fire in forum‘: A lot of internal market problems, especially the lack of economic transparency, were never acted upon after Maastricht Treaty came into force under Jacques Delors’ presidency of the European Commission. Following the publication of Mario Monti’s recent report, which reviews the single market, it may be… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Sports policy to fall victim of EU budget row‘: it is surprising that in a society that is complaining about demographic ageing, mass sports is not among the most pressing priorities. I mean, when we’re old we’d better be healthy if there is no baby boom generation to look after us. Doing sport… » read more

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Sir, Concernant ‘L’UE et l’Irlande se mettent d’accord sur le fonds de sauvetage‘: Certes l’Union a les moyens de sauver de la banqueroute ce mauvais élève de la classe européenne. Car les difficultés irlandaises ne sont pas seulement dues à ses banques, mais bien à la politique économique et fiscale de son gouvernement. Voila un… » read more

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