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Archived Since:April 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

What does today’s Article 50 ruling mean for the Government’s Brexit plans?

Following the Government’s defeat in the High Court over its exclusive right to trigger Article 50, the EU’s exit clause, what could happen next? Stephen Booth assesses the fallout. The post What does today’s Article 50 ruling mean for the Government’s Brexit plans? appeared first on Open Europe.

WTO rules mean UK-EU divorce and new trade arrangement are not fully separable

Whether a transitional arrangement is a possible way of bridging the gap between the UK’s formal exit from the EU and the entry into force of a new, comprehensive trade deal with the EU-27 is increasingly discussed as a potential option for the upcoming Brexit negotiations. Show More Summary

European press reflects a sense of vulnerability after a bruising week for free trade and liberalism in the EU

Alex Greer and Pieter Cleppe take the temperature in the European press after a bruising week for EU cooperation. The post European press reflects a sense of vulnerability after a bruising week for free trade and liberalism in the EU appeared first on Open Europe.

Brexit: The view from Rome

Returning from meetings with senior Italian government officials and MPs in Rome, Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta lays out his impressions of what stance Italy might take in the upcoming Brexit negotiations. The post Brexit: The view from Rome appeared first on Open Europe.

What lessons can the UK draw from the EU-Canada trade deal debacle?

Open Europe’s Aarti Shankar looks at what the UK and the EU can learn from the Walloon roadblock facing the EU-Canada trade deal. The post What lessons can the UK draw from the EU-Canada trade deal debacle? appeared first on Open Europe.

Understanding regulatory equivalence – an effective fall-back option for UK financial services after Brexit?

Regulatory ‘equivalence’ with the EU is often cited as the main fall-back option for UK financial services after Brexit. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta explains what equivalence is, what it does (or does not) cover, and how it works in practice. Show More Summary

How to ensure UK and European financial services continue to thrive after Brexit

Open Europe has today published a new report, ‘How the UK’s financial services sector can continue thriving after Brexit’. The comprehensive, independent assessment unpicks the true value of the EU financial services ‘passport’ and considers what alternative arrangements the UK should pursue as part of the upcoming Brexit talks with the EU-27. Show More Summary

Open Europe announces new leadership and new mission statement

Open Europe is delighted to announce the appointment of Lord Wolfson of Aspley Guise as its new Chairman and the adoption of a new mission statement. The post Open Europe announces new leadership and new mission statement appeared first on Open Europe.

We’re getting a little clearer on what Brexit means but there’s much we still don’t or cannot know

This week’s Conservative Party Conference has seen Theresa May and her ministers give their first major speeches on what ‘Brexit means Brexit’ means. Open Europe’s Stephen Booth takes a look at we’ve learned and what we still need to know. Show More Summary

What does a hard Brexit or a soft Brexit actually mean?

As discussion over what happens next following the UK’s vote to leave the EU intensifies, people have increasingly used the terms ‘hard Brexit’ or ‘soft Brexit’. However, these terms are rarely defined and can mean different things to different people. Show More Summary

Would a Swiss-EU compromise on free movement appeal to Britain?

Yesterday, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker seemed to strike a positive note after meeting the Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann, saying that a “Swiss-specific arrangement” on free movement of people would be possible.Show More Summary

What does the SOTEU speech mean for the UK?

Raoul Ruparel looks at what messages the UK might have taken away from Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the European Union (SOTEU) speech this morning and which policies it will want to keep an eye on despite Brexit. The post What does the SOTEU speech mean for the UK? appeared first on Open Europe.

Guy Verhofstadt is the European Parliament’s top Brexit negotiator – what does it mean?

Belgium’s liberal MEP and former Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt will be the European Parliament’s lead Brexit negotiator. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at what this appointment could mean for the upcoming UK-EU talks The post Guy Verhofstadt is the European Parliament’s top Brexit negotiator – what does it mean? appeared first on Open Europe.

Points-based or work permit immigration system? The UK needs the best of both

This week has been dominated by speculation about whether the UK will opt for a ‘points based’ or ‘work permit’ system when redesigning its immigration policies post-Brexit. Open Europe’s Stephen Booth argues that these labels ignore the reality that almost all countries combine elements of both. Show More Summary

AfD delivers another shock, but don’t rush to write Merkel off

The right-wing Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) stormed in as the second-largest party in yesterday’s local election in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the northern-eastern German state where Chancellor Angela Merkel has her constituency. Open...Show More Summary

Japan weighs in on Brexit negotiations

The Japanese government has become the first to formally weigh into the upcoming Brexit negotiations. A document released this morning, laying out the key asks for Japanese businesses, has created quite a buzz. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel examines the document and its key asks. The post Japan weighs in on Brexit negotiations appeared first on Open Europe.

Could corporate tax rates become an issue in Brexit talks?

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has warned that the UK cutting corporate tax post-Brexit could lead to harder negotiations, provoking a cold response from Downing Street and outrage from a number of Conservative MPs. Raoul Ruparel looks at how the UK compares to other EU states in this area. Show More Summary

Which is it to be? ‘Special status’ or ‘cherry picking’?

Germany’s Europe Minister Michael Roth has suggested Britain could be afforded ‘special status’ outside the EU but rules out any ‘cherry picking’. Open Europe’s Stephen Booth argues that the only way to square the circle is to recognise that the political economy of the single market and the EU is not the only thing that matters in Europe. Show More Summary

Norway has little to lose from having the UK in EFTA

Norway's Minister for EEA and EU Affairs has suggested the country might not welcome the UK in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) post-Brexit. But such an argument makes little sense, writes Raoul Ruparel. The post Norway has little to lose from having the UK in EFTA appeared first on Open Europe.

The UK searches for a post-Brexit plan: is the EEA a viable option?

Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki assesses whether adopting the EEA model, or some variant of it, is a viable post-Brexit option. In the long-term, the EEA model would not work given its failure to fully meet most of the Leave side’s key...Show More Summary

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