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Mystery piles on enigma when it comes to Libertas, the anti-Lisbon Treaty political party set up by Irish businessman Declan Ganley.

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How best to combat climate change? EU leaders supposedly solved this conundrum at the end of last year, doing what they called an 'historic' deal on a complex package of climate and energy measures. But Eurocorrespondent has scrutinised the legislation and can reveal something else: an 'historic' windfall-profit-in-waiting for Europe's most polluting industries.

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As it was foretold, so it came to pass. Euro-correspondent.com's prediction that Ireland would vote again on the Lisbon Treaty in late 2009 proved uncannily accurate, writes Stephen Gardner.

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You read it here first, writes Stephen Gardner. As predicted by Eurocorrespondent (in an article that earlier appeared in Private Eye) Ireland will vote again on the Lisbon Treaty before the end of the mandate of the current European Commission. That means by the end of October 2009, just like we said.

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Stavros DimasEuropean Union environment commissioner Stavros Dimas has been told by his government that he can stay in Brussels when the European Commission reshuffles in late 2009, writes Stephen Gardner in an exclusive for Eurocorrespondent.com.

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EU flagIreland is to propose to other member states at December's EU Summit a “solution” to the thorny problem of its vote against the Lisbon Treaty. But in reality a decision has already been made: Ireland will vote again on Lisbon in October or November 2009, writes Stephen Gardner.

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Jean MonnetThanks to its extensive Swedish network, Euro-correspondent.com can reveal for the first time to an English-speaking audience that one of the EU's founding fathers, Jean Monnet, was even better qualified than previously realised for his role in setting the EU gravy train in motion, writes Stephen Gardner.

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Good news at last for the EU budget. The latest Commission anti-fraud report shows the number of cases of suspected farm subsidy irregularities fell dramatically in 2007, to 1,548 from a steady level of around 3,200 in the previous few years, writes Stephen Gardner.

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Giles Chichester's resignation from the leadership of the Conservatives in the European Parliament, and the travails of other Tories in Brussels and Strasbourg, has shone a light on how MEPs can manage their expenses, writes Stephen Gardner. Under Parliament rules, MEPs can appoint 'paying agents', who manage the cash they get for office expenses and staff costs – around £35,000 annually for the former, and £135,000 for the latter.

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Metric martyrs looking for a new cause now the British pint is safe might want to turn their attention to Eurocrat meddling in nutrient recommendations, writes Stephen Gardner. These – dealing with consumptions of vitamins and minerals such as fluoride, magnesium and salt – are set in the UK by the Food Standards Agency. But for how much longer?

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