Tag: Denis MacShane

#Brexit – Not even the end of the beginning

#Brexit – Not even the end of the beginning

| November 19, 2018

Now the first rule of politics kicks in. Start counting. Not the number of words in the 585 page Withdrawal Agreement or the 7 page political declaration but the number of MPs who will vote Yay or Nay, writes Denis MacShane, former UK Europe minister (pictured). Already London and Brussels are contradicting each other. Michel […]

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#StrongerIn: Denis Macshane – Let’s Stay Together: Why Yes to Europe

#StrongerIn: Denis Macshane – Let’s Stay Together: Why Yes to Europe

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

I have a new pro-Europe or anti-Brexit short book out next week. It’s called Let’s Stay Together: Why Yes to Europe. It is already up on Amazon – see below.  I understand that to get the book higher up the Amazon list interest or even a purchase (it’s only £4.99) has to be shown so […]

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#Schengen is not same as free movement

#Schengen is not same as free movement

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the problematic aspects in both broader EU debates and the Brexit discussion is mixing up categories. So there is an elision between the passport free Schengen controls and free movement of EU citizens as one of the 4 EU freedoms. (Note the reference is to EU citizens, not to non-EU citizens or refugees, or […]

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Former Europe minister Denis MacShane joins EU Reporter

Former Europe minister Denis MacShane joins EU Reporter

EU Reporter has welcomed the former Europe minister of the United Kingdom Denis MacShane as special correspondent. MacShane will bring his wide-ranging knowledge of and expertise on government dealings with Europe, and provide valuable insights into the EU’s political agenda and the UK’s relationship with Europe. EU Reporter Publisher Colin Stevens said: “We are very […]

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European Parliament asked to probe allegations against ‘corrupt’ Polish tax authorities

European Parliament asked to probe allegations against ‘corrupt’ Polish tax authorities

| June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Martin Banks The newly elected European Parliament will be asked to examine alleged abuse of preventive detention measures by “politically motivated” Polish tax police and judicial authorities. A former UK Europe minister says the practice does “serious damage” to Polish businesses and the country`s international image. The move follows the backlash against European Union […]

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EU urged to intervene to protect self-made Polish businessman

EU urged to intervene to protect self-made Polish businessman

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Union is being urged to intervene in a case that some say is reminiscent of the ‘black forces’ of Communism. Marek Kmetko (pictured), a Polish-born, self-made businessman, says he has effectively become stateless as a result of a long-running “campaign” against him by the Polish authorities. His case has now started to set […]

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