Blog Profile / Open Europe


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Archived Since:April 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The UK has a vital role to play in shaping the future of Europe. Now is not the time to turn our backs.

In a guest piece published by Open Europe, businessman Ian Baxter, the Chairman and Founder of Baxter Freight, writes that Britain has a unique opportunity to change the direction of the EU, making it work better for both Britain and its other member states. Show More Summary

How could a Corbyn victory impact on Labour’s EU stance?

With Jeremy Corbyn having unexpectedly emerged as a serious contender in the Labour leadership race, Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki looks at how a potential Corbyn victory might impact on the party's EU policies and its positioning in the referendum campaign. The post How could a Corbyn victory impact on Labour’s EU stance? appeared first on Open Europe.

Podemos: Down but not out

Following the Greek bailout deal, attention has quickly moved to Spain – where anti-establishment party Podemos is on a declining trend in opinion polls and appears to have been hit the hardest by SYRIZA’s capitulation in the negotiations between Greece and its Eurozone partners. Show More Summary

Could there be political contagion from Greece?

As the dust settles following the latest agreement between Greece and its creditors it is worth stepping back and examining what it, along with Syriza’s time in office so far, might mean for other peripheral countries and other rising populist parties in Europe. Show More Summary

Hollande proposes a Eurozone government

The Greek crisis has reignited the debate over the future of the Eurozone. French President François Hollande is calling for a Eurozone government, with a dedicated budget and even a separate parliament. At the same time, Sweden's Finance...Show More Summary

Will the EU regret dragging the UK into Greek bailout?

Whatever technical fudge the EU comes up with to ensure that the UK and other non-Eurozone countries are not exposed to a Greek default via a proposed €7bn bridging loan, an important Rubicon has been crossed. The EU’s apparent willingness...Show More Summary

Bridge financing for Greece – what are the options and should the UK be involved?

EU finance ministers are meeting today and will discuss how to find between €7bn and €12bn in bridge loans for Greece to hold it over until mid-August when a full bailout might be secured. However, there are few good options on the table and the UK risks being dragged into what should be a Eurozone only issue up to the tune of €1.4bn. Show More Summary

More of the same potentially on the cards for Greece as Grexit avoided for now

After 14 hours of talks between finance ministers and then 17 hours of talks between Eurozone leaders there is a preliminary agreement (in principle) for the reopening of bailout talks to keep Greece in the Eurozone (for now). BelowShow More Summary

Where do the welfare changes in the Budget leave the UK’s proposals to reform EU free movement rules?

The changes to the minimum wage and welfare benefits set out in Chancellor George Osborne’s Summer Budget could have a knock-on effect on the UK's desire to reform EU rules around migrants' access to benefits. Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki assesses the various implications. Show More Summary

How much financial help might Greece need under Grexit?

Despite optimism around the new proposals it is still looking challenging to avoid a Grexit. In such a scenario Greece will need additional financial aid in order to help stabilise its economy and manage the difficult transition to a new currency. Show More Summary

How can Greece leave the Euro and remain within the EU?

Sunday could see EU leaders drawing up plans for Greece to leave the euro. But how can this be achieved while keeping Greece in the wider EU. Open Europe's Stephen Booth looks at some of the possible legal avenues available and what the implications are for the Eurozone and the UK. The post How can Greece leave the Euro and remain within the EU? appeared first on Open Europe.

Hollande has failed to paint a French vision for the Eurozone

With Greece's future in the single currency hanging in the balance, French President François Hollande has failed to make his case for a Eurozone with looser fiscal rules and more 'solidarity', writes Nina Schick. The post Hollande has failed to paint a French vision for the Eurozone appeared first on Open Europe.

Resounding OXI win in Greece – Europe reacts

With the Greeks delivering a resounding 'No' to in yesterday's referendum, we follow reactions from across Europe. Will Greece be able to continue in the single currency, or is Grexit now an inevitability? The post Resounding OXI win in Greece – Europe reacts appeared first on Open Europe.

No in Greek referendum marks profound change for Europe no matter what happens next

With a large majority of the votes counted the result seems to be a large win for the No in the Greek referendum. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel lays out the potential scenarios for Greece and Europe from here. The post No in Greek referendum marks profound change for Europe no matter what happens next appeared first on Open Europe.

Greek referendum live blog

Open Europe will offer live coverage of the Greek referendum, including any interesting instant reactions from across Europe. The post Greek referendum live blog appeared first on Open Europe.

An unenviable choice – no good options on offer as Greeks head to the polls

Ahead of a historic moment in the Eurozone as Greeks are due to head to the polls on Sunday 5th July - Greece's membership of the bloc hangs in the balance. Having followed the Greek crisis its inception, Open Europe lays out what is at stake, and the consequences of what's to follow. Show More Summary

Greek crisis could see euro membership emerge as key issue in the Polish election campaign

With the Greek crisis prompting Poland's opposition Law and Justice party today to call on the Polish government to formally drop its bid for euro membership, Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki argues it further re-enforces the case for a more flexible, multi-form Europe. Show More Summary

Tsipras takes one more step towards full capitulation

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is prepared to accept the latest version of the creditors' offer to Greece, with only a handful of tweaks. Will it be enough to clinch a deal? Our Southern Europe expert Vincenzo Scarpetta investigates. The post Tsipras takes one more step towards full capitulation appeared first on Open Europe.

Europe’s big guns play Greek domestic politics as Greferendum draws near

With Greece’s bailout programme due to expire today, and an 11th hour request by Greek PM Tsipras for a third bailout package immediately shot down by Merkel, the referendum on Sunday will be a decisive moment for Greece’s future in the Eurozone. Show More Summary

What will shock Greek referendum mean for the Eurozone and Greece?

In a shock move Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras late last night announced a referendum on 5 July on whether to accept a deal with Greece’s creditors. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel lays out what this might mean for Greece and Europe. The post What will shock Greek referendum mean for the Eurozone and Greece? appeared first on Open Europe.

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