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    to that effect

    Can "to that effect" be used in the way in which it is used in the following sentence?

    While ruling out large-scale intervention in sport due to the absence of a power to that effect, the Commission noted that the EU nevertheless had to ensure the compliance of the initiatives taken by national authorities and sports federations with EU law.

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    Re: to that effect

    Yes.

    However, you cannot use "due to" [not properly at least] in this manner.
    "Due to" always requires a form of the "to be" verb first. It is due to.... Otherwise, use because of (you will notice the "be" is embedded in that word!).

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