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Blog Profile / Open Europe

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Archived Since:April 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Will the Greeks get what they want?

The meeting of Eurozone Finance Ministers this afternoon has been billed as the last chance for Greece to reach a deal with its Eurozone partners. On it's front page, City AM recreates a graphic illustrating Open Europe’s assessmentShow More Summary

How EU renegotiation will happen and how to pursue it – Guest piece by David Frost

Most comment so far about Britain’s proposed renegotiation of its relationship with the EU has focused on its potential political aims and their attainability. Less attention has been given to how that renegotiation will happen and how Britain should pursue it. Show More Summary

Much of Eurozone less confident on a deal than Greece at today’s crucial meeting

Today’s meeting of Eurozone finance ministers in Brussels has been highlighted as the final chance for an agreement on Greece given the need for approval from certain national parliaments. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said...Show More Summary

ECB raises ceiling on emergency liquidity for Greek banks as Greek officials agree to meet EU, IMF and ECB counterparts

The ECB yesterday agreed to raise the limit on the amount of Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) which Greek banks can access, from €60bn to €65bn. The move was motivated by the funding needs of the banks which have grown due to deposit...Show More Summary

Betting on Brexit: What are the chances of the UK leaving the EU?

Open Europe and Ladbrokes Politics invite you to an evening reception to explore one of the most explosive political questions of the day: The post Betting on Brexit: What are the chances of the UK leaving the EU? appeared first on Open Europe.

How to negotiate in Europe

Open Europe invites you to a discussion with two former top EU negotiators on how the UK can successfully negotiate in Europe. Should David Cameron get re-elected in May, he will have to start his promised renegotiation with EU partners immediately in order to meet his self-imposed deadline of an in-out referendum by the end of 2017. Show More Summary

Open Europe raises risk of Grexit to 40%

Open Europe has raised its forecast of a Greek euro exit to 40%, as talks between the two sides struggle to progress. The lack of a political framework means further delays to the real negotiations and technical talks on how to manage Greece's debt. The post Open Europe raises risk of Grexit to 40% appeared first on Open Europe.

Discussions delayed until Monday as Eurozone and Greece fail to even reach agreement on framework for negotiations

Despite six hours of talks yesterday, Greece and its Eurozone partners failed to even agree on the framework for negotiations over Greece’s bailout loans. Discussions have now been put off until Monday’s meeting of Eurozone finance ministers. Show More Summary

Eurogroup meeting kicks off crucial week which could determine Greece’s future in the Eurozone

Today’s meeting of Eurozone finance ministers – the Eurogroup – will kick off a week of intense negotiations between Greece and its European partners. The next week could well decide if Greece finds a way to stay in the Eurozone. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel outlines what to expect and how likely a deal is. Show More Summary

Greece and Eurozone partners still at loggerheads ahead of today’s crucial meeting of Eurozone finance ministers

Ahead of a confidence vote in the Greek parliament on his government’s new anti-austerity policies, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras warned that Greece “cannot return to an age of bailouts and suppression.” The government won the confidence vote by 162 to 137. Show More Summary

An early 2016 EU referendum would reduce the chances of EU reform

Calls by the British Chamber of Commerce for an early referendum are misplaced, they will not reduce uncertainty, but will limit the time the Government has to push for EU reform. The post An early 2016 EU referendum would reduce the chances of EU reform appeared first on Open Europe.

British Chambers of Commerce urges early EU referendum

John Longworth, head of the British Chambers of Commerce, has said that an EU referendum should take place “no more than twelve months after the general election,” in order to avoid two years of uncertainty. He added, “Chamber members fundamentally support the Prime Minister’s objective: Britain in a reformed Europe. Show More Summary

Greek PM refuses to change course ahead of crucial week of meetings with Eurozone partners

In his first major speech to the Greek parliament yesterday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promised to end “cruel” austerity and said that it is an “irrevocable decision” to implement the promises his party made in its election...Show More Summary

Could an ‘Outist’ big beast lead the Conservative party?

Conservative Party leadership rules and an increasingly sceptical party membership could allow for the election of an EU "Outist" leader if David Cameron loses the general election. The post Could an ‘Outist’ big beast lead the Conservative party? appeared first on Open Europe.

Open Europe embraces digital change

Open Europe has moved. We are revamping and massively upgrading our digital presence to become even better. Enjoy our new website, where it will be easier for you to consume, share and engage. You’ll find our Blog in our new Open Europe Today channel, the go-to source for fast EU analysis. Show More Summary

Free movement: Why reforming rules on in-work benefits doesn't require treaty change

Following David Cameron's speech on immigration, much has been made of his comments that the package of measures he proposed to reform EU free movement would require treaty change.In some cases, the speech was ambiguous about what exactly was being proposed. Show More Summary

Was the Greek government right to call a snap Presidential election?

Open Europe's Raoul Ruparel asks this question over on his Forbes blog, concluding it was probably the correct political choice but that plenty of risks remain in the process. Full post below: The news out of Greece has been improving...Show More Summary

EU falling short on implementing bank capital rules

The BIS Basel Committee has today released its assessment of the EU’s (and the USA’s) implementation of the Basel III rules on bank capital and it does not make good reading for the EU. They key findings of the report are (as detailed...Show More Summary

Upside down Europe

With politics heating up in the frigid Swedish winter we can’t help but get the sense that Europe is turning itself on its head a bit…North becoming South? We warned yesterday that the Swedish government was on the brink of collapse....Show More Summary

The revamped economic plan of Podemos explained

Pablo Iglesias with economists Navarro (right) and Torres López (left) With the next general election only one year away, Spain's anti-establishment party Podemos last week unveiled a revamped package of economic proposals written for...Show More Summary

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