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The results of the European elections demonstrated a mood for change with the way the European Union is run. This could play to the advantage of UK Prime Minister David Cameron who wants to renegotiate Britain’s membership – as long as he does not alienate his European partners.
<i>Elections for the European Parliam...
The traditional apathy of voters selecting members for the European Parliament is spiced by a wave of protest parties across Europe who stand against the very concept of the European Union. But public opinion, represented by these political minnows, is unlikely to be the winner as the major parties close ranks and unite against them.
Professor Enrico Colombatto
UK Prime Minister David Cameron took a big gamble in raising the UK debate on Britain’s membership of the European Community in the way he has. His speech may be seen as an important and necessary step for the UK. But his demand for a full-blooded re-negotiation could alienate European neighbours who may be unwilling to unpick parts of the EU heritage to suit Briti...