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Catalan voters will head to the polls on Sunday in what could be a milestone election for the future of the region, its independence movement, and Spain as a whole. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at the key issues in the Catalan election. The post The Catalan election: Why it matters appeared first on Open Europe.
EU leaders are meeting today to discuss how best to tackle the root causes of Europe’s migration crisis. Open Europe’s Stephen Booth and Pawel Swidlicki argue that the EU’s response so far has been back to front in seeking to address the symptoms without first agreeing on a long-term strategy. Show More Summary
EU Interior Ministers have voted to introduce refugee quotas in an effort to relieve the pressure on the member states on the frontline of the migration crisis despite opposition from a number of member states. Outvoting national governments...Show More Summary
Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel examines the implications of the Conservative Party’s decision to not directly campaign one way or another in the UK’s EU referendum. The post What are the implications of the Conservative Party decision to be neutral in the EU referendum? appeared first on Open Europe.
Despite all pre-election and exit polls showing a close run race it now looks as if Syriza and its leader Alexis Tsipras will enjoy a clear win in the Greek election. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel examines what this means for Greece and the Eurozone. The post Tsipras consolidates power in Greek election appeared first on Open Europe.
As the EU struggles to grapple with the largest movement of people since the Second World War, we unpick figures from Germany, which demonstrate there cannot be an EU one-size-fits all solution to this crisis. Encompassing multiple layers,...Show More Summary
Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki argues that today's EU court ruling on migrants' access to welfare should be welcomed by the UK but crucial issues such as access to in-work benefits remain unresolved. The post Is the ECJ’s latest ruling on access to benefits helpful or unhelpful for David Cameron? appeared first on Open Europe.
As EU interior ministers meet at an emergency summit in Brussels today, it is clear that the European Commission's proposal for binding quotas to relocate 120,000 refugees within the bloc is to be kicked into the long grass. Examining...Show More Summary
Following the official confirmation that Jeremy Corbyn has won the Labour leadership race, Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki looks the implications for the UK's EU debate and referendum campaign and weighs up whether it makes Brexit more or less likely. The post What are the implications of Corbyn’s win for the EU debate and referendum campaign? appeared first on Open Europe.
Open Europe has today released a new paper spelling out how to achieve a key pillar of the UK’s EU reform push – non-Eurozone safeguards. While there is growing political acceptance of the need for such safeguards, few have detailed how these could work in practice. The post The how, what and why of non-Eurozone safeguards appeared first on Open Europe.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker this morning unveiled a revamped plan to address the on-going migrant crisis. Open Europe's Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at the key aspects of the proposal. The post Juncker’s revamped refugee plan: The good, the bad and the ugly appeared first on Open Europe.
The Government suffered its first defeat of this Parliament last night on the EU referendum ‘purdah’. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel argues that the whole process has been a mess and poorly handled by the Government and that it is now time to get back to the job of EU reform and negotiations. Show More Summary
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will next week unveil a revamped plan for redistributing tens of thousands of refugees across EU member states. His renewed push looks more likely to succeed now that France and Germany have both endorsed binding quotas. The post Juncker prepares new push for refugee quotas appeared first on Open Europe.
The EU has been overwhelmed by the migration and refugee crisis facing it and has descended into finger-pointing and an unsavoury blame-game. What is already a complex problem is being complicated further by confused national and EU policies and the conflation of many different issues. Show More Summary
The prevailing assumption before the Greece election was called was that outgoing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras would return as head of the next government in one way or another. However, the latest polling has suggested this is far less certain than assumed. Show More Summary
The Government's net migration target has become a quarterly symbol of failure. While EU migration makes the task harder, the reasons for failing to reduce migration are complex and involve difficult trade-offs. Ministers should be honest about that. The post The net migration target doesn’t make sense irrespective of EU migration appeared first on Open Europe.
French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron is speaking openly about changing the EU Treaties to achieve further Eurozone integration. This is good news for David Cameron's EU renegotiation push, as France has historically been wary of Treaty change - but the diverging timelines remain an issue. Show More Summary
The short campaign is still several months off but the contours of the EU referendum debate are beginning to take shape. With the economic argument far from clear cut, we could be in for an unpredictable contest. The post The EU referendum campaign is likely to be defined by shades of grey and fine margins appeared first on Open Europe.
With the third Greek bailout officially under way, our policy analyst Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at how the debates and votes on the rescue package in a number of national parliaments have once again highlighted the underlying tension between Eurozone membership and national democracy. Show More Summary
This is the question many politicians across Europe will be asking themselves as they give the final seal of approval to the third Greek bailout this week. How much debt relief will be needed to get the IMF involved in the bailout? What...Show More Summary