Skip to comments.UK promises thorough analysis of EU by 2014
Posted on 07/12/2012 3:29:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The UK government has announced it will prepare a wide-ranging study of the EU so that any future statements about 'meddlesome' Brussels may be backed up by hard evidence.
Work on the "analytic exercise"which may "give rise to policy conclusions"will begin in September. Government departments will oversee assessment in their policy areas. Work on the review is to conclude in 2014.
It is set to be a massive job.
Trying to rise above domestic politics, where any mention of the EU causes ructions within his own Conservative Party, (Foreign Secretary William) Hague presented the task as something that would be beneficial to all member states, as well as feed into current future-of-EU discussions.
Die-hard euroskeptics consider the eurozone's progress towards further integration as a good opportunity to reassess Britain's EU membership, preferably by referendum. The review is in part a sop to these demands.
(Excerpt) Read more at euobserver.com ...