Blog Profile / Open Europe


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Archived Since:April 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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

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

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