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EnglishLadies and gentlemen, the small booksellers have been tied hand and foot.
Señoras y señores, se tiene atados de pies y manos a los pequeños libreros.
EnglishYou cannot talk about a future process with one hand tied behind your back.
No se puede hablar del proceso futuro con una mano atada a la espalda.
EnglishThe presidency therefore has to conduct these negotiations with one hand tied behind its back.
La Presidencia debe entablar estas cruciales negociaciones con una mano puesta en la espalda.
EnglishIf the environmental inspectorate is tied hand and foot to a political body in carrying out its remit, you can forget about proper scrutiny.
Si la inspección ambiental está atada de pies y manos a un órgano político a la hora de realizar sus tareas, podremos olvidarnos de un control eficaz.
EnglishI was also moved by the image that Commissioner Patten conjured up, that if we enter into the fight against terrorism, in a way we have one hand tied behind our backs.
Asimismo, me ha conmocionado la imagen evocada por el Comisario Patten, según la cual nos encontraríamos con una mano atada a la espalda en la lucha contra el terrorismo.
EnglishWithout this, police forces operating in the sphere of law and order will be working with one hand tied behind their backs compared with the criminal organisations.
De lo contrario, las autoridades responsables de mantener la ley y el orden trabajarán con una mano atada detrás de la espalda en comparación con las organizaciones criminales.
EnglishOnce again, this case illustrates the way in which the EU still has to struggle to win the fight against the misuse of its resources with one hand tied behind its back.
Este caso nos demuestra, en efecto, una vez más las deficiencias con las que tiene que seguir lidiando la Comisión para combatir de manera eficaz el mal uso de los fondos de la UE.
EnglishScotland's traders, from fish processors to farmers, from manufacturers to the tourism sector, are being forced to compete with one hand tied behind their backs.
Los comerciantes de Escocia, desde los procesadores de pescado hasta los agricultores, desde los fabricantes hasta el sector del turismo, se ven obligados a competir con una mano atada a la espalda.

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