Blog Profile / Open Europe


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Archived Since:April 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Cutting red tape must be at the heart of any EU reform agenda

Since David Cameron's re-election, the first senior business figure has come out providing qualified support for Brexit absent a significant cut-back on EU regulation. According to our policy analyst Vincenzo Scarpetta, this highlights how vital it is to put cutting red tape at the heart of any EU reform agenda. Show More Summary

Is EU treaty change really mission impossible?

With some media outlets and commentators very keen to talk down the prospects of David Cameron securing Treaty change ahead of an EU referendum, Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki assesses whether it really is a case of mission impossible. The post Is EU treaty change really mission impossible? appeared first on Open Europe.

Road to Referendum

With David Cameron's Conservative majority government taking office, an EU referendum by the end of 2017 is now almost a certainty. Open Europe lays out the timeline of major domestic and European events on the road to the referendum. The post Road to Referendum appeared first on Open Europe.

The new EU refugee plan: What’s in it?

Our policy analyst Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at the main proposals included in the new EU refugee plan just unveiled by the European Commission. The post The new EU refugee plan: What’s in it? appeared first on Open Europe.

The upsides and downsides of an early EU referendum

There have been several stories over the past few days claiming that UK Prime Minister David Cameron is now thinking about bringing the EU referendum forward to 2016, rather than holding it in 2017 – his self-imposed deadline. But would this be the right choice? Open Europe’s Mats Persson considers the upsides and downsides. Show More Summary

Markets yet to show any signs of Brexit concern

In the run up to the election there were countless headlines warning that the uncertainty over the UK’s position in the EU (Brexit) would harm investor sentiment and be damaging for the UK economy. Yet in the immediate aftermath of the clear Conservative victory such an effect is yet to materialise - in fact it has been rather the opposite. Show More Summary

UK General Election: Europe reacts (Part 2)

Following Saturday's first round-up, the Open Europe team have been searching for more reactions to the UK General Election results from European media and politicians. The post UK General Election: Europe reacts (Part 2) appeared first on Open Europe.

EU referendum: David Cameron must be ambitious, not cautious

In a guest post for Open Europe, David Frost argues that the Prime Minister must be ambitious in his EU reform agenda - and, in the forthcoming EU referendum campaign, be clear and straightforward with the UK public about how things have changed. The post EU referendum: David Cameron must be ambitious, not cautious appeared first on Open Europe.

UK General Election: Europe reacts (Part I)

Following the Conservatives' surprisingly large victory in the UK General Election, Open Europe's Vincenzo Scarpetta takes a first look at reactions from the media and politicians across Europe. The post UK General Election: Europe reacts (Part I) appeared first on Open Europe.

The road to EU reform and referendum – Cameron’s challenges and opportunities following UK General Election

In a surprising result, David Cameron’s Conservative party has secured a slender overall majority following yesterday's UK General Election. The aim of EU reform and referendum will be top of his new government's policy priorities. Open Europe lays out the key events and timeline under which he will have to work. Show More Summary

GE2015 – Britain’s historic election

Open Europe liveblog tracks the results of the GE2015 as they come in throughout the night, shedding light on what is important for the future of UK-EU relations. The post GE2015 – Britain’s historic election appeared first on Open Europe.

The day UK politics became European

With the general election today labelled the most unpredictable political event in Britain since the Battle of Hastings, Mats Persson notes that UK politics is finally becoming more European, albeit for all the wrong reasons. The post The day UK politics became European appeared first on Open Europe.

Is Greek government right to claim divisions between IMF and Eurozone are harming negotiations?

The Greek government has warned that divisions between the IMF and Eurozone (its two main creditors) are becoming detrimental and holding up negotiations. Is this all just playing politics or does it have a point? Open Europe's Raoul Ruparel reviews all sides positions throughout the crisis. Show More Summary

Is the Podemos bubble bursting?

The rise of Spain’s new anti-establishment party, Podemos, has been nothing short of spectacular. However, there are now signs that Podemos is running out of steam. Mats Persson looks at the possible reasons behind the party's decline in recent opinion polls, and whether it is a sign that the populist wave sweeping Europe is subsiding. Show More Summary

Europe’s refugee crisis: Why politicians don’t mean what they say

News of refugees dying while trying to cross the Mediterranean for a better life in Europe continues to dominate the political agenda in Brussels (alongside Greece). Mats Persson explains why a fundamental solution to the refugee crisis would probably involve decisions that many EU leaders aren't even remotely willing to consider. Show More Summary

Is EU Treaty change a matter of when – not if?

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told journalists that the UK has all to play for as regards achieving reform in the EU - including a Treaty change. Open Europe's Mats Persson investigates. The post Is EU Treaty change a matter of when – not if? appeared first on Open Europe.

German foundation says UK may not lose much from Brexit

The Bertelsmann Stiftung has today released a short note on the impact of Brexit. While it lacks detail it seems to confirm that the basic impact of Brexit on the UK economy in 2030 could be a loss of GDP of between 2.5% and 0.1%. However, the estimate of 14% GDP cost has little backing and does not seem credible. Show More Summary

HSBC headquarters review is more about UK regulation than Brexit risk

HSBC has announced that it will review whether London continues to be the best place for its headquarters given the changing environment. But what has driven this decision and does the risk of a Brexit factor in? Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel examines HSBC Holdings Group Chairman Douglas Flint’s statement. Show More Summary

The General Election that could define the UK’s membership of the EU

Although Europe has not featured much in the election campaign, whatever the result, the outcome is likely to have a crucial bearing on the UK’s future in (or out) of the EU and also the future of the UK itself, with a EU referendum resulting in Brexit potentially triggering a second Scottish independence referendum. Show More Summary

Could Greece default and stay inside the Eurozone?

With cash running short in Greece the question on many people’s lips is – could Greece default and stay inside the Eurozone? Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel considers the potential scenarios. The post Could Greece default and stay inside the Eurozone? appeared first on Open Europe.

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