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EU bulletin 20th January 2016 Dirty tricks as chunk of UKIP wants to stay in EU?

January 20, 2016 6:39 PM

Dominic Cummings, a former Tory director of strategy, is the registered owner of LabourLeave.org, the website for the apparently independent left-wing campaign group urging Labour supporters to leave the EU, according to BuzzFeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jimwaterson/labour-leave-website?utm_term=.bovRNg2y9#.byaMkKX0b

The faction of UKIP that would prefer Britain to stay in the EU claims the latest survey shows it makes up 28% of UKIP's membership: https://twitter.com/StayUKIP

An EU-wide database on people who committed a crime will be expanded to include non-EU nationals, EUobserver reports.EU commissioner for justice Vera Jourova said in Strasbourg on Tuesday (19 January) the change would be introduced as part of a broader security response to the Paris attacks last November: https://euobserver.com/justice/131916

The proceeds from illegal tax breaks brokered between an EU state and a multinational company, known as clawbacks, should be returned either to the EU budget or to the coffer of other states unfairly deprived of the money, according to MEPs, EUobserver reports: https://euobserver.com/institutional/131904

Europe's demagogues of the hard-right and the far-left are winning the upper hand over the democrats of the centre-left and centre-right, according to an opinion piece by Denis MacShane in EurActiv: http://www.euractiv.com/sections/europes-east/balkanisation-europe-321113

A European Union delegation that is visiting Thailand to weigh its progress in battling illegal and unregulated fishing will not make a decision this week on whether to ban Thai seafood products, the government in Bangkok said on Tuesday, EurActiv reports: http://www.euractiv.com/sections/global-europe/eu-team-visits-thailand-assess-fishing-industry-cleanup-321108