Blog Profile / Open Europe


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Archived Since:April 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Brexit regulation debate pits short-term disruption against future prosperity

Open Europe's Henry Newman argues if the UK doesn’t have the ability to decide its own rules in key areas, the Government will have sacrificed future prosperity to minimise short-term disruption. The post The Brexit regulation debate pits short-term disruption against future prosperity appeared first on Open Europe.

Is Europe no longer a second-order issue in national elections?

For a long time, the issue of European integration has generally played a marginal role in national elections – possibly with the exception of the UK. But this is changing. Focusing on Italy, Open Europe’s Enea Desideri considers how...Show More Summary

The view from Brussels: how do think tanks in Brussels see Brexit talks unfolding in 2018?

Before the New Year, we hosted an Open Europe “think tank roundtable” in Brussels, gathering think tanks, industry representatives, NGOs and other observers who are dealing with Brexit to share their analysis about the ongoing Brexit negotiations. Show More Summary

Beyond the Westminster Bubble: What people really think about immigration

Open Europe's new report, Beyond the Westminster Bubble, finds that the public do want greater control over immigration, but they prefer a flexible system to a flat reduction in numbers. The post Beyond the Westminster Bubble: What people really think about immigration appeared first on Open Europe.

What EU policy under Austria’s new right-wing government?

As Austria's new government takes office, Open Europe's Leopold Traugott delves into the coalition agreement to explain what we can expect in terms of EU policy. The post What EU policy under Austria’s new right-wing government? appeared first on Open Europe.

Not just another vote in Catalonia

On 21 December Catalans will elect a new Parlament (Catalonia’s regional assembly), a potentially make or break moment in the region’s unfolding political crisis. In the wake of recent turmoil, Open Europe’s Enea Desideri considers what the upcoming elections could mean for the future of Catalonia and for the rest of Europe. Show More Summary

Italy will (might) vote in March next year

National elections in Italy will be held next March, Italian daily newspapers suggested yesterday. Open Europe’s Enea Desideri reviews the prospects for the country and for Europe. The post Italy will (might) vote in March next year appeared first on Open Europe.

Rand suggests little difference between a CETA and EEA model for the British economy

A new study by US think tank Rand examining the impact of different Brexit scenarios for the UK economy, suggests that the row over whether the UK should opt for a CETA or EEA-style Brexit is less about economics than politics. The post Rand suggests little difference between a CETA and EEA model for the British economy appeared first on Open Europe.

Europe reacts to EU giving UK green light on ‘sufficient progress’ – classic EU fudge or substantive advance?

After much anticipation the EU gave the UK the green light and said it had made 'sufficient progress' in the first phase of the Brexit negotiations, Open Europe's Marta Vokshi takes a look at how the agreement is being viewed on the Continent. Show More Summary

What next after sufficient progress?

The European Commission today declared that "sufficient progress" has been achieved in the first stage of Brexit talks. Open Europe's Stephen Booth analyses the contents of today's joint UK-EU report and considers what happens next in negotiations. The post What next after sufficient progress? appeared first on Open Europe.

German Social Democrats present their EU wish list

Another 'Grand Coalition' of Social Democrats (SPD) and Conservatives (CDU/CSU) is Germany's last chance for a majority government. The SPD has made clear that its participation would come at a high price, writes Open Europe's Leopold Traugott. For Macron, this is good news. The post German Social Democrats present their EU wish list appeared first on Open Europe.

How can the European Union become popular again?

In a keynote speech at the European Commission's 2017 Biennial Jean Monnet conference, Open Europe's head of Brussels office, Pieter Cleppe, outlines how the European Union can become popular again. The post How can the European Union become popular again? appeared first on Open Europe.

Does the record fall in net migration point to a sustained reduction?

As latest figures show a significant fall in net migration numbers, Open Europe's Aarti Shankar looks at the reasons for it and put things in perspective. The post Does the record fall in net migration point to a sustained reduction? appeared first on Open Europe.

Is Germany heading for another ‘Grand Coalition’?

As the Social Democrats are opening up to coalition talks with Angela Merkel's conservative union of CDU and CSU, Open Europe's Leopold Traugott assesses the likelihood and intricacies of a possible agreement. The post Is Germany heading for another ‘Grand Coalition’? appeared first on Open Europe.

German coalition talks have failed – what now?

As German coalition talks collapsed last night, Open Europe's Leopold Traugott outlines what this means and how it may impact the Brexit negotiations The post German coalition talks have failed – what now? appeared first on Open Eur...

Bavarian scepticism towards European Commission’s Brexit negotiation stance

Following David Davis' speech in Berlin, Open Europe's Leopold Traugott looks at criticism towards the EU's Brexit negotiation strategy coming from the CSU's ranks. The post Bavarian scepticism towards European Commission’s Brexit negotiation stance appeared first on Open Europe.

Elections in Sicily: An important test for Italian parties

Sicilians will vote to elect their President and their regional assembly (ARS) on the 5th of November. Open Europe’s Enea Desideri looks at the likely outcome of the vote in this important region of Italy, which includes some 5 million people, and analyses the broader implications this could have on the Italian political landscape. Show More Summary

May needs to show the EU the colour of our money to unlock the next round of Brexit talks

In an article originally published on ConservativeHome, Open Europe’s Director Henry Newman writes that the decision on whether the UK has achieved “sufficient progress” in the talks is a political not a technical judgement, and that the key stumbling block is money. Show More Summary

Catalan separatism is part of a broader crisis of legitimacy

In an article originally published in the Spectator’s Coffee House blog, Open Europe’s Enea Desideri writes that regionalist and separatist demands in Catalonia and elsewhere are only one symptom of a broader European problem: the desire for greater autonomy from authorities that are perceived as illegitimate. Show More Summary

Clash over the reform of the Posted Workers Directive points to wider divisions in EU

EU member states have reached a deal on a revision of the Posted Workers Directive. However, the agreement came amid tensions, which are likely to leave marks on the unity of the EU bloc, and calls into question the fundamentals of the Single Market. Show More Summary

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