Blog Profile / Open Europe


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Archived Since:April 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

What might a Grexit mean for EU Reform and Brexit?

As negotiations falter between Greece and the Eurozone Grexit looks closer than ever. At the same time a new negotiation is just beginning between the UK and the rest of the EU aimed at reforming the EU ahead of the UK referendum. But...Show More Summary

The truth about the government’s EU audit

Despite being initially seen by some as a blueprint for the future repatriation of powers, the UK Government’s Balance of Competences Review passed largely under the radar, prompting accusations of a great 'cover up' from some quarters. Show More Summary

Open Europe calls on David Cameron to pursue an ambitious plan for reform at the June EU summit

Open Europe has today published its ‘Blueprint for EU reform’, calling on David Cameron to use the forthcoming EU summit on 25-26th June to launch negotiations on a new settlement that leads to a genuine change of direction to Britain’s relationship with the EU. Show More Summary

The ECJ and EU migrants’ access to benefits: where do we stand?

With the ECJ considering a number of cases relating to EU migrants' access to benefits, including the challenge against the UK's right to reside test, Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki looks at the legal issues involved while also arguing there is a broader political principle at stake. Show More Summary

Open Europe updates its ‘Brexit Barometer’ – probability of Brexit raised to 19%

The aim of Open Europe’s Brexit Barometer is to provide some insight into what the likelihood of Brexit is given a number of upcoming/contingent events and the potential for successful reform within the EU – something which, if achieved, is shown by many polls to reduce the support for exiting the EU. Show More Summary

European politicians begin to see need for flexible EU, but remain confused about how to achieve it

The upcoming publication of the Four Presidents' Report on the future of the Eurozone is helping focus minds. Politicians across Europe acknowledge the need for a more flexible EU allowing for different levels of integration, but ideas are still quite confused. Show More Summary

Is Polish politics about to get messy again?

With Polish politics in a state of flux following the Presidential elections, Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki looks at the new parties set to challenge the establishment in autumn's parliamentary elections, and what this could mean for Poland's place in the EU and for David Cameron's renegotiation. Show More Summary

The end game approaches in Greece

There have been countless rumours over the past days, weeks and months that a deal is close in negotiations between Greece and the Eurozone. But as we enter June, the issue will have to be settled one way or another. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel lays out where Greece stands and the prospects for a deal. The post The end game approaches in Greece appeared first on Open Europe.

Sturgeon sets out SNP’s EU reform wishlist

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has delivered a speech in which she set out which EU reforms the SNP would like to see. Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki argues that despite dismissing the need for Cameron's renegotiation, Sturgeon effectively endorsed some of its key tenets. The post Sturgeon sets out SNP’s EU reform wishlist appeared first on Open Europe.

EU referendum bill tabled: what happens next?

The EU Referendum bill has now been tabled and published. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel looks at how it is shaping up and what changes could be expected as it works its way through the Houses of Parliament. The post EU referendum bill tabled: what happens next? appeared first on Open Europe.

Ja, aber: Germany and Cameron’s quest for EU-reform.

Ahead of David Cameron's visit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel tomorrow, Michael Wohlgemuth, Director of Open Europe Berlin, assesses how the wider German audience perceives of the UK-EU debate, making recommendations on how the drive for EU reform can cut through. The post Ja, aber: Germany and Cameron’s quest for EU-reform. appeared first on Open Europe.

Eurozone underwhelming and divided over future path

The Eurozone has begun putting together plans for its future integration, which will eventually take the form of the Four President’s Report to be released next month. What do these preliminary plans suggest will be the impact for the...Show More Summary

2016 EU budget: Cameron avoids an immediate headache

The European Commission has today presented its draft annual budget for 2016. Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki argues that while Cameron has avoided an immediate headache, this remains an issue he will have to address in his reform drive. The post 2016 EU budget: Cameron avoids an immediate headache appeared first on Open Europe.

Spain: No country for absolute majorities

The latest string of Spanish regional and local elections yielded a fragmented political landscape. The two big traditional parties both suffered losses, while the two main newcomers - the anti-establishment Podemos and the centrist Ciudadanos - now hold the key to stable governments in most Spanish regions. Show More Summary

What does Duda’s win mean for Poland, Europe and the UK?

Following Andrzej Duda's win the Polish Presidential elections, Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki looks at what the result could mean for Poland, Europe and David Cameron's EU renegotiation. The post What does Duda’s win mean for Poland, Europe and the UK? appeared first on Open Europe.

Open Europe appoints new Directors and announces major EU reform push

Open Europe announces its new Co-Directors Stephen Booth and Raoul Ruparel, as our former Director, Mats Persson moves to Downing Street. This heralds the start of new major push for successful EU reform. The post Open Europe appoints new Directors and announces major EU reform push appeared first on Open Europe.

Cameron’s EU reform push is very different to Greece’s negotiation

As UK Prime Minister David Cameron begins his push for EU reform many people have drawn unfavourable parallels between this negotiation and the one currently happening between Greece and its Eurozone partners. But are the situations really at all similar? Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel looks beyond some of the superficial comparisons. Show More Summary

Latest immigration figures raise the stakes for Cameron’s EU renegotiation

Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki argues that the latest immigration figures are likely to raise the stakes in David Cameron's bid to reform free movement and EU migrants' access to welfare. The post Latest immigration figures raise the stakes for Cameron’s EU renegotiation appeared first on Open Europe.

Schäuble hints at grand EU bargain as a means of addressing UK’s concerns

Is German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble's invitation to his counterpart George Osborne an indication that Berlin is preparing to broker a grand EU bargain to satisfy the interests of the Eurozone and the UK? The post Schäuble hints at grand EU bargain as a means of addressing UK’s concerns appeared first on Open Europe.

A radical new era for EU regulation?

European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans yesterday presented his Better Regulation agenda focused on making the EU's law-making more transparent and efficient. Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki assesses the key elements of the package, The post A radical new era for EU regulation? appeared first on Open Europe.

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