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William Hague says the party must change

Hague admits Tories must change

The shadow foreign secretary, William Hague, has conceded that the Conservative party faces a new test after disappointing by-election results last week.

  • EU ministers approve services directive

    EU ministers agree services deal

    A new EU agreement to open up the European services market will benefit Britain by about £5 billion a year, the government has said.


    Last push for EU budget deal

    Tony Blair will today begin two days of talks with European leaders at Downing Street to try to secure their support for Britain's proposals for the EU budget.


    EU commissioner slams Britain's budget plans

    Britain's proposals for reforming the EU budget were last night dismissed by the European Commission president as "unacceptable" and "simply not realistic".


    Straw to outline EU budget proposals

    Foreign secretary Jack Straw is today expected to put forward its proposals for European Union budget reform ahead of a crunch meeting of member states in a fortnight's time.

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