Blog Profile / Open Europe


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Archived Since:April 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

How involved might Parliament be in the process of leaving the EU?

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

What might a post-Brexit UK immigration system look like?

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.

EU Referendum Hub – one stop shop for all information ahead of the vote

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

Europe’s political landscape may look quite different by end-2017 – and the UK referendum is just one of the reasons why

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

Another missed opportunity for a more lasting deal to help Greece

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

There would likely be a short term shock from Brexit, but the Treasury overdoes it

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

There’s no basis for claims that the NHS is under threat from TTIP

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

Brexit: Short-term pain for long-term gain?

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.

The Bank of England and responding to Brexit – between a rock and a hard place?

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

Foreign policy, security and terrorism – vote winning themes in the EU referendum?

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

How will the recent UK elections impact the EU referendum campaign?

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.

Greenpeace leaks compound challenge of concluding and ratifying TTIP

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

Is EU referendum uncertainty beginning to feed through to economic growth?

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.

Is Germany getting tougher than Britain on ‘welfare tourism’?

With reports that Germany is preparing to exclude EU migrants from social benefits for five years – we examine just how tough Berlin is really getting on EU ‘benefits tourism’. The post Is Germany getting tougher than Britain on ‘welfare tourism’? appeared first on Open Europe.

Spain to hold re-run elections – will anything change?

Last-ditch government talks between the King of Spain and political leaders have failed to yield any result, meaning that Spain will hold re-run elections at the end of June. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at how the main parties are shaping up and to what extent repeating the elections can help break the current political deadlock. Show More Summary

Can the UK leave the ECHR but not the EU and what difference would it make?

Home Secretary Theresa May used a recent speech in favour of EU membership to argue for UK withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Open Europe’s Stephen Booth considers the implications. The post Can the UK leave the ECHR but not the EU and what difference would it make? appeared first on Open Europe.

Clearing up confusion over Open Europe’s view of the benefits and costs of EU regulation

During a Treasury Select Committee hearing yesterday there was once again a discussion over the benefit and cost of EU regulation and specifically Open Europe’s assessment of them. There has been some confusion over our position so we will use this blog to clear it up. Show More Summary

What happens in the event of a Remain vote? A British-Polish agenda for further EU reform

If the UK votes to stay in the EU in the upcoming referendum, it will need a vision and plan for its role within a changing EU. Open Europe has therefore teamed up with the Freedom Institute, a leading Polish think-tank, to set out a common British-Polish agenda for long-term EU reform in the event the UK remains an EU member. Show More Summary

Treasury’s Brexit report – what does it say and how credible is it?

The UK Treasury (HMT) yesterday released its lengthy economic assessment of the long term economic impact of Brexit. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel examines the key points of the report, how it differs from other estimates and whether it is a credible assessment. The post Treasury’s Brexit report – what does it say and how credible is it? appeared first on Open Europe.

Will Corbyn’s ‘warts and all’ pitch help or hinder the Remain campaign?

In the wake of Corbyn's 'warts and all' EU speech today, Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki assesses whether his distinct approach will help or hinder the Remain campaign. The post Will Corbyn’s ‘warts and all’ pitch help or hinder the Remain campaign? appeared first on Open Europe.

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