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With reports that Germany is preparing to exclude EU migrants from social benefits for five years – we examine just how tough Berlin is really getting on EU ‘benefits tourism’. The post Is Germany getting tougher than Britain on ‘welfare tourism’? appeared first on Open Europe.
Last-ditch government talks between the King of Spain and political leaders have failed to yield any result, meaning that Spain will hold re-run elections at the end of June. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at how the main parties are shaping up and to what extent repeating the elections can help break the current political deadlock. Show More Summary
Home Secretary Theresa May used a recent speech in favour of EU membership to argue for UK withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Open Europe’s Stephen Booth considers the implications. The post Can the UK leave the ECHR but not the EU and what difference would it make? appeared first on Open Europe.
During a Treasury Select Committee hearing yesterday there was once again a discussion over the benefit and cost of EU regulation and specifically Open Europe’s assessment of them. There has been some confusion over our position so we will use this blog to clear it up. Show More Summary
If the UK votes to stay in the EU in the upcoming referendum, it will need a vision and plan for its role within a changing EU. Open Europe has therefore teamed up with the Freedom Institute, a leading Polish think-tank, to set out a common British-Polish agenda for long-term EU reform in the event the UK remains an EU member. Show More Summary
The UK Treasury (HMT) yesterday released its lengthy economic assessment of the long term economic impact of Brexit. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel examines the key points of the report, how it differs from other estimates and whether it is a credible assessment. The post Treasury’s Brexit report – what does it say and how credible is it? appeared first on Open Europe.
In the wake of Corbyn's 'warts and all' EU speech today, Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki assesses whether his distinct approach will help or hinder the Remain campaign. The post Will Corbyn’s ‘warts and all’ pitch help or hinder the Remain campaign? appeared first on Open Europe.
Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki assesses the implications of the Electoral Commission's decision to designate Vote Leave as the official Leave campaign in the EU referendum as opposed to the UKIP-backed GO Movement. The post Vote Leave wins the official designation – what does this mean for the EU referendum campaign? appeared first on Open Europe.
Open Europe's Stephen Booth summarises the key findings of Open Europe's new report which attempts to flesh out some of the policies the UK may reasonably have to adopt in the event of a Brexit in order to offset the costs and maximise the economic benefits in three key areas: trade, migration and regulation. Show More Summary
Spain is only three weeks away from having to call re-run elections, and government formation talks appear to have reached a dead end. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta outlines three (very narrow) possible ways out of the current impasse and argues that re-run elections may not necessarily put an end to political uncertainty in Spain. Show More Summary
Ahead of the Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, Open Europe's Pieter Cleppe summarises the key arguments on both sides and explains what is at stake. The post The Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement: what’s at stake? appeared first on Open Europe.
As part of a series of blogs, Open Europe will be conducting an in-depth look at the policies of the ECB and see what other tools it could potentially use to support the struggling Euro-zone economy. We begin by examining the current state of play and seeing whether the latest ‘big bazooka’ by Mario Draghi is really as impressive as many think. Show More Summary
A new poll released this morning shows that while Poles still strongly back EU membership, they also want to see border controls reinstated within the Schengen area. Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki looks at why this sentiment is particularly strong among younger voters, and what the implications of this are. Show More Summary
The debate is once again heating up around the future of the UK’s steel sector and it has now turned to the question of the EU, with some arguing that the UK's steel sector would be better off outside the EU. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel investigates. The post Would the UK’s steel industry be better off outside the EU? appeared first on Open Europe.
The last week has seen a number of comprehensive reports on the economic impact of Brexit released. Superficially, the reports argue that Brexit will be quite negative for the UK economy. But how credible are the assumptions underlying the reports and are there more nuanced messages to be found? Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel investigates. Show More Summary
The EU and Turkey have agreed on a new package of measures to address the on-going migrant crisis. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta takes a look at the key points of the EU-Turkey deal and the implications for the UK. The post The EU-Turkey migrant deal: what’s in it and what it means for the UK appeared first on Open Europe.
CETA, the recently concluded free trade agreement between the EU and Canada, is increasingly cited by the ‘Leave’ camp as a possible model the UK could adopt for its relationship with the EU after Brexit. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta discusses the pros and cons of the EU-Canada deal and how easily it could serve as a template for Britain. Show More Summary
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
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
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