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The Netherlands just issued two friendly reports on Brexit

Two recent Dutch reports can be seen as a boost to the UK in its quest for market access to the EU market after Brexit. The Head of Open Europe’s Brussels office Pieter Cleppe takes us through the reports and evaluates their significance. The post The Netherlands just issued two friendly reports on Brexit appeared first on Open Europe.

A glimpse at EU member states’ guidelines for the Brexit negotiations

Dutch daily De Volkskrant has more on the long-awaited 'guidelines' that will determine the position of the 27 remaining EU member states in the upcoming Brexit negotiations. Open Europe's Pieter Cleppe provides a summary of the revelations. The post A glimpse at EU member states’ guidelines for the Brexit negotiations appeared first on Open Europe.

The EU could learn from Dutch PM Mark Rutte on how to stop the populist tide

Open Europe's Pieter Cleppe discusses the results of the Dutch parliamentary elections and what this might mean for the EU. The post The EU could learn from Dutch PM Mark Rutte on how to stop the populist tide appeared first on Open Europe.

Four things you need to know about the Dutch elections

Before important French and German elections, all eyes will be on the Netherlands, which is about to re-elect its Lower House on 15 March. The Head of Open Europe’s Brussels office Pieter Cleppe explains everything you need to know about this election, which matters for the whole EU. The post Four things you need to know about the Dutch elections appeared first on Open Europe.

Fillon fights on, but his chances of becoming French president look slimmer

Conservative candidate François Fillon has again refused to pull out of the French presidential election, despite an on-going judicial probe involving him and his family. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta explains why Fillon’s presidential bid may have suffered irreparable damage. Show More Summary

Juncker has “four or five scenarios” in mind for EU integration after Brexit

Belgian daily Le Soir has obtained information about the broad thrust of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's revamped proposals for EU integration after Brexit. What to make of them? Open Europe's Pieter Cleppe gives his take. The post Juncker has “four or five scenarios” in mind for EU integration after Brexit appeared first on Open Europe.

New migration figures show no clear impact of Brexit vote

Open Europe's Aarti Shankar examines newly released ONS migration figures to assess the impact of the Brexit vote. The post New migration figures show no clear impact of Brexit vote appeared first on Open Europe.

Is the relationship between Juncker and Berlin cracking?

A mix of media reports and public statements over the past couple of days appear to signal some cracks in the relationship between Germany and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta gives his take.   The post Is the relationship between Juncker and Berlin cracking? appeared first on Open Europe.

Why we may have to wait a few more weeks before Article 50 is triggered

There is an assumption that Theresa May will formally begin the process of EU withdrawal negotiations at a summit of EU leaders on 9-10 March but various events may mean the triggering of Article 50 could yet wait until the final days of March. The post Why we may have to wait a few more weeks before Article 50 is triggered appeared first on Open Europe.

The view from Brussels: If Britain gets a bad deal, the EU also loses

The head of Open Europe's Brussels office, Pieter Cleppe, gives his assessment of how Brexit is seen in the EU institutions. The post The view from Brussels: If Britain gets a bad deal, the EU also loses appeared first on Open Europ...

Engagement and dialogue with America

There are calls today to downgrade, postpone, or cancel President Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom. Yet maintaining the closest relationship with the United States must be a major strategic priority for our government. The post Engagement and dialogue with America appeared first on Open Europe.

A European in Washington? How Europe views Theresa May’s meeting with President Trump

Much of the analysis of news on the Continent has focused on future UK-EU trade arrangements and how they could be affected by a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ Brexit. Much less attention has been given to the geopolitical consequences of Brexit for Britain and Europe. Show More Summary

Theresa May should be able to take this defeat in her stride

Open Europe's new director Henry Newman assesses the political consequences of the Supreme Court's landmark judgement. The post Theresa May should be able to take this defeat in her stride appeared first on Open Europe.

Open Europe appoints Henry Newman as its new director

24 January 2017 Open Europe is delighted to announce the appointment of Henry Newman as its new director. Henry joins Open Europe having worked as a special adviser in the Ministry of Justice and the Cabinet Office. He has taught politics...Show More Summary

Europe reacts to Theresa May’s Lancaster House speech

Open Europe's Alex Greer reviews the political, business and press reactions in Europe to Theresa May's Lancaster House speech setting out her Government's objectives in the upcoming Brexit negotiations. The post Europe reacts to Theresa May’s Lancaster House speech appeared first on Open Europe.

Meet Antonio Tajani, the European Parliament’s new President

Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta introduces Italian centre-right MEP Antonio Tajani, who was elected new President of the European Parliament yesterday. The post Meet Antonio Tajani, the European Parliament’s new President appeared first on Open Europe.

Open Europe responds to Theresa May’s Lancaster House speech

17 January 2017 Theresa May’s Lancaster House speech sought to answer the question: does the Government have a plan for Brexit? Open Europe’s judgement is that she succeeded. And she also started to set out a wider vision for the UK’s...Show More Summary

If the UK’s financial services sector drops demands to keep the EU passport, the case for staying in the single market gets weaker

In a new document published today, TheCityUK appears to have dropped demands to keep the EU financial services ‘passport’ and instead calls for a bespoke deal with the EU to retain the widest possible access to European markets for UK-headquartered firms. Show More Summary

Trying to break the mould: Momentum is growing behind French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron

Open Europe’s Aarti Shankar examines the growing momentum surrounding French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron. The post Trying to break the mould: Momentum is growing behind French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron appeared first on Open Europe.

Open Europe’s political calendar for 2017

2016 was a monumental year, and 2017 shows little sign of being any more sedate. To help you make sense of the year ahead, Alex Greer has compiled a list of key dates and events that will determine the shape of European and Global politics, along with links to some choice Open Europe analysis. The post Open Europe’s political calendar for 2017 appeared first on Open Europe.

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