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Archived Since:April 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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

Spanish Socialists face uphill struggle in bid to form new government

The Spanish Socialist Party has put together a draft government programme in a bid to win enough support for its leader Pedro Sánchez to be voted in as new Prime Minister. What are the key hurdles ahead? Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta gives his assessment of the latest developments. Show More Summary

Project Fear meets Project Fear?

As the EU referendum campaign gets underway both sides are accusing each other of running project fear – scaremongering to convince voters to back their cause. Who is right? Sadly the reality is that both sides are struggling put forward a positive case for Remain or Leave. The post Project Fear meets Project Fear? appeared first on Open Europe.

Cameron’s draft deal – how does Europe see it?

With the announcement of David Cameron's draft EU Reform deal tabled by European Council President Donald Tusk yesterday, we round up a selection of comment from the European press. We'll update this blog with more editorials over the coming days. The post Cameron’s draft deal – how does Europe see it? appeared first on Open Europe.

Cameron’s EU deal could never have satisfied the tabloids on immigration

The proposed EU deal on migration was never going to satisfy those that wanted a complete end to free movement or ‘complete control’ over immigration but, by rolling back the rules on free movement and citizenship in favour of the nation state, it could reassure undecided voters that the system is fairer and safer. Show More Summary

Open Europe responds to proposed EU Reform package

Open Europe gives its initial assessment of the draft proposal tabled by European Council President Donald Tusk today. The post Open Europe responds to proposed EU Reform package appeared first on Open Europe.

Has Italy found a solution to the bad loans plaguing its banks?

The European Commission has reached a deal with the Italian government on dealing with the bad loans at Italy's banks. Open Europe's Raoul Ruparel looks at whether the deal will be effective and whether it is in line with the EU's state aid rules. The post Has Italy found a solution to the bad loans plaguing its banks? appeared first on Open Europe.

Can ’emergency brake’ bridge gap between UK and EU on migration and welfare?

With Cameron due to meet two of the EU’s Presidents today – the Commission’s Jean-Claude Juncker and the Parliament’s Martin Schulz – and a third on Sunday – the Council’s Donald Tusk – attention has turned back to the UK’s demands on migration and access to welfare and an ‘emergency brake’. Show More Summary

Portugal’s new government faces EU hurdle over 2016 budget

The European Commission could ask the new Portuguese government to tweak its draft budget for 2016 and implement bigger structural deficit cuts. Such a request could put Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa on a collision course with either the Commission in Brussels, or his leftist allies in Lisbon. Show More Summary

Could there be a second EU referendum?

With the EU referendum campaign about to get under way there has been some background noise around the prospect of there being a second EU referendum. However, exactly how or when this might happen is unclear and confused. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel assesses some different potential scenarios for a second EU referendum. Show More Summary

Open Europe’s ‘EU Wargames’: What did they tell us?

Open Europe co-directors Stephen Booth and Raoul Ruparel give their initial assessment of the key lessons learnt from the 'EU Wargames', the simulated UK-EU negotiations hosted by Open Europe. The post Open Europe’s ‘EU Wargames’: What did they tell us? appeared first on Open Europe.

Scrapping the ‘first country of entry’ rule for asylum seekers: How big of a deal would it be?

The European Commission is planning to propose getting rid of rules allowing EU member states to deport asylum seekers back to the first EU country they entered. The media has presented the move as potentially placing a greater burden on the UK. Show More Summary

EU Wargames: Simulating the negotiations that will determine Britain’s place in Europe

Welcome to our #EUWargames live blog The post EU Wargames: Simulating the negotiations that will determine Britain’s place in Europe appeared first on Open Europe.

Scrapping the ‘first country of entry’ rule for asylum seekers: How big of a deal would it be?

The European Commission is planning to propose getting rid of a rule – the so-called Dublin Regulation – that allows EU member states to deport asylum seekers back to the country where they first entered the EU. The media have been presenting the move as potentially placing a greater burden on the UK. Show More Summary

EU migration crisis: will refugees acquire full free movement rights?

As Europe's migration crisis shows no sign of easing, there is a mounting debate about whether the refugees who have arrived in Europe will acquire full EU free movement rules entitling them to move to the UK, a debate which the Leave campaigns are trying to exploit in the wake of the Cologne attacks. Show More Summary

Commission raises the stakes in its legal dispute with Poland – what happens next?

Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki argues that the European Commission's decision to initiate the so-called 'rule of law' mechanism against the Polish government could undermine both its legitimacy and its credibility. The post Commission raises the stakes in its legal dispute with Poland – what happens next? appeared first on Open Europe.

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