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A Bertelsmann Stiftung poll of all EU member states yesterday revealed that France is the only country where the majority of the voters want the UK to leave the EU. Only 44% say they back continued British EU-membership. In Germany,Show More Summary
Open Europe's Chairman and founder Lord Leach passed away recently. Below is a tribute to him compiled by the team. We all feel privileged to have known and worked with him. The post Tribute to Lord Leach of Fairford (1 June 1934 – 12 June 2016) appeared first on Open Europe.
Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki has put together a comprehensive guide of what to look out for on the night of June 23 as the results of the UK's EU referendum start coming in. The post EU referendum – What to look out for on the night appeared first on Open Europe.
There are a huge number of crucial issues to be discussed in the EU referendum campaign (economics, trade, immigration, etc.) but the NHS should not be a top priority. Open Europe assesses the key NHS-related arguments made by both sides, and explains why they are either greatly exaggerated or lack credibility to begin with. Show More Summary
13 June 2016 It is with great sadness that Open Europe must announce that our Chairman Lord Leach of Fairford passed away on 12th June after a short illness. Open Europe’s Co-Directors Stephen Booth and Raoul Ruparel said: “Rodney was an inspirational leader and a man of great intellect, seemingly boundless energy and great kindness. Show More Summary
European leaders have refrained from wading too far into the Brexit debate across the Channel. This weekend saw two heavyweights, Donald Tusk and Wolfgang Schäuble, step in. The message is clear: Brexit would cause economic uncertainty and potentially even geopolitical disaster. Show More Summary
The Spanish election campaign officially kicks off today. Recent opinion polls suggest that, compared to the 20 December general election, the Socialist Party would lose the second place to the new left-wing ticket comprised of Podemos and Izquierda Unida. Show More Summary
There has been much talk over the past few days of the UK parliament potentially constraining the UK government in the event of a vote to leave the EU. This raises the question of exactly how involved Parliament will have to be in the process – Open Europe has investigated. Show More Summary
Pawel Swidlicki examines what the Remain and Leave campaigns have said about the future of UK migration policy and sets out Open Europe's vision for how it could change in the event of Brexit. The post What might a post-Brexit UK immigration system look like? appeared first on Open Europe.
With less than a month to go to until the EU referendum people are beginning to pay attention. However, what we hear more than anything are calls for more information, both from businesses and the wider public. In an attempt to answer these calls, Open Europe has today gone live with its new EU Referendum Hub. Show More Summary
During the fifteen months following the UK’s EU referendum, voters in the Eurozone’s four largest countries will also head to the polls for a number of key ballots that could change Europe’s political landscape quite significantly. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at what is at stake for each individual country and the EU as a whole. Show More Summary
The Eurogroup yesterday reached an agreement on releasing further bailout funds to Greece as well as a partial agreement on debt relief. However, for the most part the tough decisions are once again delayed, leaving Greece in an uncertain position moving forward. Show More Summary
The Treasury has today released its assessment of the short term impact of Brexit, which finds that the UK economy could be between 3.6% and 6% smaller after two years if there was a vote to leave. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel assesses the credibility of this and other claims made in the paper. Show More Summary
Claims that TTIP would put the NHS at risk of a sell-off have come to the fore again, after the UK Government has decided to accept a Labour backbench amendment to avoid being defeated in the House of Commons on the latest Queen’s Speech. Show More Summary
Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki looks at the latest Ipsos-MORI poll on EU membership which finds that voters believe the short-term economic impact of Brexit will be negative, but that they are more open-minded about its long-term economic benefits. The post Brexit: Short-term pain for long-term gain? appeared first on Open Europe.
Open Europe's Jayson Probin and Raoul Ruparel investigate how the Bank of England might respond to the short term shock of a Brexit vote. Such an outcome would likely leave the Benk of England stuck between a rock and a hard place - disinflationary pressure from an economic shock and inflationary pressures from a devaluation of the pound. Show More Summary
Over the last couple of days, security has been a prominent theme in the EU referendum campaign with both the Remain and Leave campaigns attempting to paint their preferred outcomes as the best guarantee of safety and security. OpenShow More Summary
As the dust settles after a marathon series of local and regional elections in all four corners of the UK, Open Europe’s Jayson Probin looks at how this latest test of public opinion could impact the EU referendum campaign. The post How will the recent UK elections impact the EU referendum campaign? appeared first on Open Europe.
Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki argues that while Greenpeace's TTIP leaks are underwhelming in terms of substance, by reinforcing negative perceptions about lower environmental standards and nefarious corporate dealings they compound the already tricky path towards TTIP's conclusion and ratification. Show More Summary
Economic data released over the past couple of days has pointed to a sharp slowdown in economic growth in the second quarter of the year. Much of this is being attributed to the uncertainty around the closely fought EU referendum. The post Is EU referendum uncertainty beginning to feed through to economic growth? appeared first on Open Europe.