Blog Profile / Open Europe


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Archived Since:April 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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.

What might legal case over EU-Singapore trade deal mean for Brexit?

With the European Court of Justice set to give a potentially important legal opinion on the EU-Singapore free trade agreement, Open Europe’s Aarti Shankar looks at what precedent this might set for the UK. The post What might legal case over EU-Singapore trade deal mean for Brexit? appeared first on Open Europe.

Brexit negotiations will be led by national governments

Amidst news of tension surrounding the European Parliament’s role in Brexit negotiations, Open Europe’s Aarti Shankar explains that it will be the European Council, where the heads of state and government sit, who drives the negotiations for the EU. The post Brexit negotiations will be led by national governments appeared first on Open Europe.

Leaked City memo: Davis’ stance on single market more significant than on transition

Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at the leaked City of London memo published today by the Financial Times, and argues that the most significant news is the Brexit Secretary’s frankness about Britain’s likely relationship with the EU’s single market rather than his views on any transitional deal. Show More Summary

Fillon’s French presidential candidacy: what will it mean?

Open Europe’s Aarti Shankar assesses the impact of François Fillon’s recent nomination as the French centre-right presidential candidate. The post Fillon’s French presidential candidacy: what will it mean? appeared first on Open Eur...

The view from Brussels: Interview with “Merkel’s man in Brussels”, German MEP David McAllister

German MEP David McAllister shed some light on Germany's position on Brexit in an exclusive conversation with Open Europe's representatives in Brussels, Pieter Cleppe and Niels Kirst. The post The view from Brussels: Interview with “Merkel’s man in Brussels”, German MEP David McAllister appeared first on Open Europe.

Renzi waves ‘arrivederci’ after crushing referendum defeat – and the sky hasn’t fallen

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to hand in his resignation after suffering a crushing defeat in yesterday’s constitutional referendum. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at what lies ahead for Italy. The post Renzi waves ‘arrivederci’ after crushing referendum defeat – and the sky hasn’t fallen appeared first on Open Europe.

New ONS figures put EU and non-EU immigration almost on same level

Open Europe’s Aarti Shankar looks at the newly released ONS migration figures. The post New ONS figures put EU and non-EU immigration almost on same level appeared first on Open Europe.

The Italian constitutional referendum: What is it about and what might happen next?

Italy’s upcoming constitutional referendum has drawn widespread attention among media and analysts alike, primarily because Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has tied his political future to it. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta argues...Show More Summary

Eurostat data on immigrant integration provides counterweight to perceptions of UK ‘nativism’

Integration of migrant populations is a complex subject, but the latest batch of data released by the EU’s statistics office Eurostat shows that the UK has a good story to tell and performs well amongst European countries on immigrant labour market integration and educational attainment. Show More Summary

The view from Brussels: Trump’s effect on the EU

The head of Open Europe's Brussels office, Pieter Cleppe, discusses what the election of Donald Trump means for the European Union. The post The view from Brussels: Trump’s effect on the EU appeared first on Open Europe.

How might the election of a centre-right French president affect Brexit negotiations?

Ahead of the first round of the French centre-right primaries, Open Europe’s Aarti Shankar looks at what a win for one of the frontrunners might mean for Brexit negotiations. The post How might the election of a centre-right French president affect Brexit negotiations? appeared first on Open Europe.

Trump and EU moves towards ‘two-speed’ defence illustrate need for positive UK offer on European security

Open Europe’s Stephen Booth argues that the UK quickly needs to find common ground on European security policy with Atlanticist and frontline NATO states to ensure that the EU does not draw the wrong conclusions from Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory. Show More Summary

Europe reacts to Trump’s victory

European leaders reacted to the news of Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential election this morning with a mixture of emotions and messages. Here is a selection. The post Europe reacts to Trump’s victory appeared first on Open Europe.

The lesson from Cameron’s renegotiation? Strategic thinking on Brexit must come before arguments over technical detail

Writing in The Times today, Mats Persson, a former Director here at Open Europe and EU advisor to David Cameron, offers an excellent dissection of the lessons that can be learnt from the UK’s efforts to renegotiate the terms of EU membership before the referendum. Show More Summary

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.

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