Blog Profile / Open Europe


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Archived Since:April 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Reducing migration post Brexit involves economic trade-offs

Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki notes that when it comes to post-Brexit migration policy, there are trade-offs involved. While some support reducing the number of low-skilled migrants entering the UK, the flip-side of this could be higher costs for consumers and some businesses no longer being economically viable. Show More Summary

Merkel’s ‘one-for-one’ proposals: the next battleground in the EU’s migrant crisis?

European leaders and Turkey were due to agree a deal brokered by European Council President Donald Tusk to bring down the flow of migrants to Europe in Brussels yesterday. On the eve of the summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel put forward new proposals to combat the migrant crisis, resulting in no final deal. Show More Summary

How might the effect of Brexit on Ireland and Northern Ireland be managed?

As the referendum campaign gets under way there have been several comments suggesting that a Brexit would make things tricky in Northern Ireland, notably the potential issues around the border with the Republic. Below Open Europe's Raoul Ruparel suggests how these issues could be managed. Show More Summary

Countdown to re-run elections starts in Spain

Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez yesterday failed in his first bid to be voted in as new Prime Minister. As a result, we now have a hard deadline: if no candidate can be elected Prime Minister by May 2, re-run elections will have to be called. Show More Summary

Nothing comes for free inside or outside the EU

If Britain leaves the EU, it is likely that it would need a unique successor arrangement. But there is no escaping the inevitable trade-offs involved in international negotiations. It is reasonable for voters to ask Leave campaigners to spell out which trade-offs they are proposing Britain makes. Show More Summary

Would Brexit lead to “up to a decade or more of uncertainty”?

Following the government's publication this morning of its assessment of the withdrawal process from the EU in the event of a vote in favour of Brexit in the referendum, Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki assesses the credibility of its warning that negotiations over a new trade deal would lead to "up to a decade or more of uncertainty". Show More Summary

No European solution on the migration crisis in sight

With all the focus on a potential Brexit and the UK’s EU referendum campaign kicking off in earnest, attention has been shifted away from the major issue occupying a great many of Europe’s other politicians (and citizens): the migration crisis. Show More Summary

Where do Tory MPs stand on the Remain-Leave question?

Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki tallies up how Tory MPs have divided on the question of EU membership compared to Open Europe's pre-renegotiation assessment, and looks at the factors that have driven them into declaring for one side or the other. The post Where do Tory MPs stand on the Remain-Leave question? appeared first on Open Europe.

Uncertain Irish election may see another EU state facing tricky coalition talks

The Irish election is now only a couple of days away and the outcome still looks uncertain. It’s likely that the post-election negotiations could be tricky. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel explains. The post Uncertain Irish election may see another EU state facing tricky coalition talks appeared first on Open Europe.

New Italian document highlights growing demand for further EU reform

The Italian government has published a new ‘position paper’ outlining a set of proposals for the future of Eurozone and EU integration. Some of the proposals would require EU Treaty change. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta argues that...Show More Summary

The mechanics of leaving the EU – explaining Article 50

There has been a discussion today around the ins and outs of Article 50 - the formal mechanism for leaving the European Union. Open Europe's Raoul Ruparel lays out how it works and some of the pros and cons of the mechanism. The post The mechanics of leaving the EU – explaining Article 50 appeared first on Open Europe.

What did the UK achieve in its EU renegotiation?

The UK Government has now wrapped up its EU renegotiation ahead of the referendum. Open Europe lays out its take on the renegotiation and sets this in the broader context of the UK’s position in the EU and the upcoming referendum. The post What did the UK achieve in its EU renegotiation? appeared first on Open Europe.

Contrasting British and European press reactions to UK-EU deal highlights Cameron’s challenge

Open Europe's Vincenzo Scarpetta takes a look at the initial reactions to the UK-EU agreement in the European press. The tone struck by a number of influential foreign newspapers shows that the deal is seen as potentially having a significant impact on the future of the EU. Show More Summary

Open Europe responds to UK-EU agreement

Open Europe has today published its initial response to the outcome of the UK-EU negotiations. In the coming days, Open Europe will publish its fuller analysis of the UK-EU deal. The post Open Europe responds to UK-EU agreement appeared first on Open Europe.

How many people likely to be affected by the migration rules in UK-EU package?

It is clear to all that immigration will be a key topic in the UK’s EU referendum. The UK is close to securing a deal to limit EU migrants’ access to benefits in a number of ways. The overriding question we are often asked is how many people might such changes impact. Show More Summary

D-Day for Britain’s new EU deal?

Open Europe's liveblog on the first day of the EU leaders summit, where the Britain will be trying to conclude it's EU Reform deal. We will bring you key comments from EU politicians and our snap analysis as the day rolls on. The post D-Day for Britain’s new EU deal? appeared first on Open Europe.

Can the European Parliament scupper David Cameron’s renegotiation deal?

Ahead of this week’s crucial EU summit, Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel looks at the European Parliament’s role in the UK’s renegotiated deal and whether MEPs could reject or unpick a key part of it – the ‘emergency brake’ on EU migrants’ access to welfare. The post Can the European Parliament scupper David Cameron’s renegotiation deal? appeared first on Open Europe.

Domestic measures to safeguard national sovereignty: what options does the UK have?

Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki sets out the different domestic options the UK could deploy to further safeguard its national sovereignty while remaining a member of the EU. The post Domestic measures to safeguard national sovereignty: what options does the UK have? appeared first on Open Europe.

Exempting Britain from ‘ever closer union’ – where are we at?

Exempting the UK from the obligation of working towards an ‘ever closer union’ has been one of the government's key renegotiation objectives. Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki and Stephen Booth assess whether the relevant provisions in the...Show More Summary

Leaked UK-EU deal reveals EU leaders only willing to discuss narrow British exceptionalism rather than EU-wide reform

A leaked draft of the latest UK-EU deal suggests France and Germany are fighting UK demands on banking regulation and the status of non-Euro states in the EU, while other states don't want the UK benefit curbs to apply more widely. In effect, the deal narrows the scope for EU-wide reform in favour of British exceptionalism. Show More Summary

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