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Early negotiating positions staked out as Europe reacts to Brexit

The dust hasn’t even begun to settle from the earthquake that is the UK voting to leave the EU. Nevertheless, as European leaders lay out their initial response we are already seeing some tentative steps to stake out early negotiating positions. Show More Summary

How to leave the EU?

What is the process for the UK leaving the EU? How long might the exit process take? What are the alternative options for the UK-EU relationship? Open Europe lays out the answers to add some clarity following the UK's vote to leave the EU. The post How to leave the EU? appeared first on Open Europe.

UK votes to Leave the European Union – now is a time for calm

Following the unexpected decision of the UK public to vote to Leave the EU, Open Europe's Raoul Ruparel sets out Open Europe's snap response to the results and argues that now is not the time for rash decisions but careful thought. The post UK votes to Leave the European Union – now is a time for calm appeared first on Open Europe.

Live Blog: Remain or Leave? Europe holds its breath as the UK decides

Welcome to Open Europe's live coverage of the EU referendum night as it unfolds. Will the UK vote to Remain or to Leave? The post Live Blog: Remain or Leave? Europe holds its breath as the UK decides appeared first on Open Europe.

Brexit or Bremain: the view from Paris and Berlin

A Bertelsmann Stiftung poll of all EU member states yesterday revealed that France is the only country where the majority of the voters want the UK to leave the EU. Only 44% say they back continued British EU-membership. In Germany,Show More Summary

Tribute to Lord Leach of Fairford (1 June 1934 – 12 June 2016)

Open Europe's Chairman and founder Lord Leach passed away recently. Below is a tribute to him compiled by the team. We all feel privileged to have known and worked with him. The post Tribute to Lord Leach of Fairford (1 June 1934 – 12 June 2016) appeared first on Open Europe.

EU referendum – What to look out for on the night

Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki has put together a comprehensive guide of what to look out for on the night of June 23 as the results of the UK's EU referendum start coming in. The post EU referendum – What to look out for on the night appeared first on Open Europe.

The EU referendum campaign should debate many issues – the NHS is not chiefly among them

There are a huge number of crucial issues to be discussed in the EU referendum campaign (economics, trade, immigration, etc.) but the NHS should not be a top priority. Open Europe assesses the key NHS-related arguments made by both sides, and explains why they are either greatly exaggerated or lack credibility to begin with. Show More Summary

Open Europe Chairman Lord Leach of Fairford has passed away

13 June 2016 It is with great sadness that Open Europe must announce that our Chairman Lord Leach of Fairford passed away on 12th June after a short illness. Open Europe’s Co-Directors Stephen Booth and Raoul Ruparel said: “Rodney was an inspirational leader and a man of great intellect, seemingly boundless energy and great kindness. Show More Summary

European leaders hammer post-Brexit uncertainty

European leaders have refrained from wading too far into the Brexit debate across the Channel. This weekend saw two heavyweights, Donald Tusk and Wolfgang Schäuble, step in. The message is clear: Brexit would cause economic uncertainty and potentially even geopolitical disaster. Show More Summary

Spanish election: Look left for the key battleground

The Spanish election campaign officially kicks off today. Recent opinion polls suggest that, compared to the 20 December general election, the Socialist Party would lose the second place to the new left-wing ticket comprised of Podemos and Izquierda Unida. Show More Summary

How involved might Parliament be in the process of leaving the EU?

There has been much talk over the past few days of the UK parliament potentially constraining the UK government in the event of a vote to leave the EU. This raises the question of exactly how involved Parliament will have to be in the process – Open Europe has investigated. Show More Summary

What might a post-Brexit UK immigration system look like?

Pawel Swidlicki examines what the Remain and Leave campaigns have said about the future of UK migration policy and sets out Open Europe's vision for how it could change in the event of Brexit. The post What might a post-Brexit UK immigration system look like? appeared first on Open Europe.

EU Referendum Hub – one stop shop for all information ahead of the vote

With less than a month to go to until the EU referendum people are beginning to pay attention. However, what we hear more than anything are calls for more information, both from businesses and the wider public. In an attempt to answer these calls, Open Europe has today gone live with its new EU Referendum Hub. Show More Summary

Europe’s political landscape may look quite different by end-2017 – and the UK referendum is just one of the reasons why

During the fifteen months following the UK’s EU referendum, voters in the Eurozone’s four largest countries will also head to the polls for a number of key ballots that could change Europe’s political landscape quite significantly. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at what is at stake for each individual country and the EU as a whole. Show More Summary

Another missed opportunity for a more lasting deal to help Greece

The Eurogroup yesterday reached an agreement on releasing further bailout funds to Greece as well as a partial agreement on debt relief. However, for the most part the tough decisions are once again delayed, leaving Greece in an uncertain position moving forward. Show More Summary

There would likely be a short term shock from Brexit, but the Treasury overdoes it

The Treasury has today released its assessment of the short term impact of Brexit, which finds that the UK economy could be between 3.6% and 6% smaller after two years if there was a vote to leave. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel assesses the credibility of this and other claims made in the paper. Show More Summary

There’s no basis for claims that the NHS is under threat from TTIP

Claims that TTIP would put the NHS at risk of a sell-off have come to the fore again, after the UK Government has decided to accept a Labour backbench amendment to avoid being defeated in the House of Commons on the latest Queen’s Speech. Show More Summary

Brexit: Short-term pain for long-term gain?

Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki looks at the latest Ipsos-MORI poll on EU membership which finds that voters believe the short-term economic impact of Brexit will be negative, but that they are more open-minded about its long-term economic benefits. The post Brexit: Short-term pain for long-term gain? appeared first on Open Europe.

The Bank of England and responding to Brexit – between a rock and a hard place?

Open Europe's Jayson Probin and Raoul Ruparel investigate how the Bank of England might respond to the short term shock of a Brexit vote. Such an outcome would likely leave the Benk of England stuck between a rock and a hard place - disinflationary pressure from an economic shock and inflationary pressures from a devaluation of the pound. Show More Summary

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