The Bruges Group spearheads the intellectual battle against the notion of "ever-closer Union" in Europe and, above all, against British involvement in a single European state.

Sport

The EU and Sport: EU Commissioners are the new Referees
Chris Heaton-Harris MEP 

EU bureaucracy is burdening sport, just like it has burdened business; and as the EU seeks to regulate the beautiful game football is now facing a financial crisis. José Mourinho, the Chelsea Manager, may think that Referees are a problem but wait until the EU regulations start to bite

Football is once again put at the EU's disposal
Dr Helen Szamuely 

Spain will be the first country to hold a referendum on the European Constitution on February 20. The vote is expected to be a resounding yes. Nobody can accuse the Spaniards of having any doubts about a system that provides the country with enormous funds and about which they, actually, know very little.

Sport: the Marathon to Integration
Dr Lee Rotherham 

This week Britain's Olympic heroes celebrated their success by holding up the traffic in London, but the European Commission is making sport an issue that is no longer the preserve of the nation-state

The golf-ball as a symbol of integration
Dr Helen Szamuely 

The Ryder Cup and Federalism. As an attempt to build a European identity the EU has managed to impose itself on a sporting event the Ryder Cup

It's that game again
Dr Helen Szamuely 

It seems that it will not be Sven that undermines the beautiful game. The European Union's Bosman ruling threatened lower league clubs, the EU then threatened Sky's television rights and the financial support this brings. And now the EU Competition Commissioner and the EU Constitution is seeking to control football


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Everything you wanted to know about the EU


The Norway Option


Knife Edge: Montgomery and the Battle of the Bulge


Saying 'No' to the Single Market


Montgomery and the First War on Terror


UKs risks and exposure to the EU


German Economic Policy and the Euro


A Lesson in Democracy


A Crisis of Trust


The City of London Under Threat


Cool Thinking on Climate Change


Are the British a Servile People?


The Costs of Regulation


The Principles of British Foreign Policy


Lost Illusions: British Foreign Policy


The Case for EFTA


Plan B For Europe


Will the EU's Constitution Rescue its Currency?


Galileo: The Military and Political Dimensions


The Fate of Britain's National Interest


Health and the Nation


Criminal Justice and the draft Constitution


Subsidiarity and the Illusion of Democratic Control


A Constitution to destroy Europe


Giscard d'Estaing's "Constitution": muddle and danger presented in absurd prolixity


Free Speech: The EU Version


Federalist Thought Control


Democracy In Crisis


European Union and the Politics of Culture


Britain and Europe: The Culture of Deceit


The Bank that rules Europe?


Conservative MEPs and the EPP: Time for Divorce


Bruges Revisited


Aiming for the Heart of Europe: A Misguided Venture


Is Europe Ready for EMU?


A Single European Currency: Why the United Kingdom must say 'No'


From Single Market to Single Currency