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Archived Since:April 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement: what’s at stake?

Ahead of the Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, Open Europe's Pieter Cleppe summarises the key arguments on both sides and explains what is at stake. The post The Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement: what’s at stake? appeared first on Open Europe.

Where next for the ECB?- Part 1: Why Draghi’s ‘Big Bazooka’ isn’t quite as big as it appears

As part of a series of blogs, Open Europe will be conducting an in-depth look at the policies of the ECB and see what other tools it could potentially use to support the struggling Euro-zone economy. We begin by examining the current state of play and seeing whether the latest ‘big bazooka’ by Mario Draghi is really as impressive as many think. Show More Summary

Why are young Poles more sceptical towards the EU?

A new poll released this morning shows that while Poles still strongly back EU membership, they also want to see border controls reinstated within the Schengen area. Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki looks at why this sentiment is particularly strong among younger voters, and what the implications of this are. Show More Summary

Would the UK’s steel industry be better off outside the EU?

The debate is once again heating up around the future of the UK’s steel sector and it has now turned to the question of the EU, with some arguing that the UK's steel sector would be better off outside the EU. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel investigates. The post Would the UK’s steel industry be better off outside the EU? appeared first on Open Europe.

Economic debate over Brexit heats up

The last week has seen a number of comprehensive reports on the economic impact of Brexit released. Superficially, the reports argue that Brexit will be quite negative for the UK economy. But how credible are the assumptions underlying the reports and are there more nuanced messages to be found? Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel investigates. Show More Summary

The EU-Turkey migrant deal: what’s in it and what it means for the UK

The EU and Turkey have agreed on a new package of measures to address the on-going migrant crisis. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta takes a look at the key points of the EU-Turkey deal and the implications for the UK. The post The EU-Turkey migrant deal: what’s in it and what it means for the UK appeared first on Open Europe.

What could the EU-Canada free trade deal tell us about Brexit?

CETA, the recently concluded free trade agreement between the EU and Canada, is increasingly cited by the ‘Leave’ camp as a possible model the UK could adopt for its relationship with the EU after Brexit. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta discusses the pros and cons of the EU-Canada deal and how easily it could serve as a template for Britain. Show More Summary

Reducing migration post Brexit involves economic trade-offs

Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki notes that when it comes to post-Brexit migration policy, there are trade-offs involved. While some support reducing the number of low-skilled migrants entering the UK, the flip-side of this could be higher costs for consumers and some businesses no longer being economically viable. Show More Summary

Merkel’s ‘one-for-one’ proposals: the next battleground in the EU’s migrant crisis?

European leaders and Turkey were due to agree a deal brokered by European Council President Donald Tusk to bring down the flow of migrants to Europe in Brussels yesterday. On the eve of the summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel put forward new proposals to combat the migrant crisis, resulting in no final deal. Show More Summary

How might the effect of Brexit on Ireland and Northern Ireland be managed?

As the referendum campaign gets under way there have been several comments suggesting that a Brexit would make things tricky in Northern Ireland, notably the potential issues around the border with the Republic. Below Open Europe's Raoul Ruparel suggests how these issues could be managed. Show More Summary

Countdown to re-run elections starts in Spain

Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez yesterday failed in his first bid to be voted in as new Prime Minister. As a result, we now have a hard deadline: if no candidate can be elected Prime Minister by May 2, re-run elections will have to be called. Show More Summary

Nothing comes for free inside or outside the EU

If Britain leaves the EU, it is likely that it would need a unique successor arrangement. But there is no escaping the inevitable trade-offs involved in international negotiations. It is reasonable for voters to ask Leave campaigners to spell out which trade-offs they are proposing Britain makes. Show More Summary

Would Brexit lead to “up to a decade or more of uncertainty”?

Following the government's publication this morning of its assessment of the withdrawal process from the EU in the event of a vote in favour of Brexit in the referendum, Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki assesses the credibility of its warning that negotiations over a new trade deal would lead to "up to a decade or more of uncertainty". Show More Summary

No European solution on the migration crisis in sight

With all the focus on a potential Brexit and the UK’s EU referendum campaign kicking off in earnest, attention has been shifted away from the major issue occupying a great many of Europe’s other politicians (and citizens): the migration crisis. Show More Summary

Where do Tory MPs stand on the Remain-Leave question?

Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki tallies up how Tory MPs have divided on the question of EU membership compared to Open Europe's pre-renegotiation assessment, and looks at the factors that have driven them into declaring for one side or the other. The post Where do Tory MPs stand on the Remain-Leave question? appeared first on Open Europe.

Uncertain Irish election may see another EU state facing tricky coalition talks

The Irish election is now only a couple of days away and the outcome still looks uncertain. It’s likely that the post-election negotiations could be tricky. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel explains. The post Uncertain Irish election may see another EU state facing tricky coalition talks appeared first on Open Europe.

New Italian document highlights growing demand for further EU reform

The Italian government has published a new ‘position paper’ outlining a set of proposals for the future of Eurozone and EU integration. Some of the proposals would require EU Treaty change. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta argues that...Show More Summary

The mechanics of leaving the EU – explaining Article 50

There has been a discussion today around the ins and outs of Article 50 - the formal mechanism for leaving the European Union. Open Europe's Raoul Ruparel lays out how it works and some of the pros and cons of the mechanism. The post The mechanics of leaving the EU – explaining Article 50 appeared first on Open Europe.

What did the UK achieve in its EU renegotiation?

The UK Government has now wrapped up its EU renegotiation ahead of the referendum. Open Europe lays out its take on the renegotiation and sets this in the broader context of the UK’s position in the EU and the upcoming referendum. The post What did the UK achieve in its EU renegotiation? appeared first on Open Europe.

Contrasting British and European press reactions to UK-EU deal highlights Cameron’s challenge

Open Europe's Vincenzo Scarpetta takes a look at the initial reactions to the UK-EU agreement in the European press. The tone struck by a number of influential foreign newspapers shows that the deal is seen as potentially having a significant impact on the future of the EU. Show More Summary

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