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Archived Since:April 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

A new low for German-Greek relations?

Yesterday's threat by Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos of the Independent Greeks to 'flood' Europe with refugees including potential IS members has arguably brought German-Greek relations to a new low. The post A new low for German-Greek relations? appeared first on Open Europe.

How would the UK’s key export sectors fare under Brexit?

In the latest installment in our Brexit series, Open Europe concludes that securing EU market access post-Brexit would be far easier for the UK's goods exporters than for sectors such as financial services The post How would the UK’s key export sectors fare under Brexit? appeared first on Open Europe.

Spain: A four-party country?

In light of the extraordinary rise of Podemos, it has been clear for some time that the next Spanish general elections will put an end to the country's traditional two-party system. But the recent poll surge of another contender, the centrist party Ciudadanos, suggests Spain may be on course to become a four-party country. Show More Summary

Eight lessons for David Cameron from Syriza

Different context, different countries, asking for different things. But – irrespective of who’s right and wrong – in terms of negotiating change in Europe off the back of a democratic vote, here are eight lessons for David Cameron from Syriza’s, so far, rather poor performance. The post Eight lessons for David Cameron from Syriza appeared first on Open Europe.

Reforming Greece easier said than done: The never-ending case of the land registry

Sweeping to office after their landslide victory in January’s Greek elections, Syriza has promised to shakeup how the system operates in a major way. Former Dutch MEP Derk Jan Eppink warns, however, that change is hard to come by, examining...Show More Summary

Berlin’s Juncker hangover is getting worse

Following yesterday's meeting in Brussels between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the German press reports that relations between the two are increasingly fraught due to the Commission's economic policy. We warned as much could happen. The post Berlin’s Juncker hangover is getting worse appeared first on Open Europe.

UK secures important victory at ECJ to preserve the single market

The UK has finally won a key case on financial services at the General Court of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), who this morning ruled in the UK’s favour against the ECB’s desire to limit the clearing of euros outside of the Eurozone, which in effect would have created a two-tier single market. Show More Summary

Syriza’s worst capitulation so far?

It has now been confirmed that the Greek parliament will not get a formal vote on the extension of the financial assistance agreement with the Eurozone. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel asks whether this is another sign of Syriza moving from its election commitments – in this case democracy and transparency. Show More Summary

What’s your bet on brexit?

Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki looks back at the event marking the launch of Open Europe's new Brexit Barometer featuring Ladbrokes Politics, YouGov and BuzzFeed UK. The post What’s your bet on brexit? appeared first on Open Europe.

Increase in net immigration is bad news for David Cameron

The latest official ONS statistics show a significant increase in net immigration to the UK. Open Europe’s Stephen Booth looks at what the latest increase in migrant numbers means for the politics of immigration and EU membership ahead of the General Election. The post Increase in net immigration is bad news for David Cameron appeared first on Open Europe.

The Greek deal: What does it mean for Podemos?

The dust is settling on the deal struck between Greece and its creditors for a four-month bailout extension. Our policy analyst Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at where the latest developments leave Podemos – Spain’s anti-establishment party which has no doubt been watching closely how SYRIZA handled the negotiations in Brussels. Show More Summary

Does the reform list change the judgement on Greek capitulation?

Greece has released its reform list and it has received a positive first judgement from the Commission, IMF and ECB. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel has look at what’s included and whether the Greek government has regained any ground lost. The post Does the reform list change the judgement on Greek capitulation? appeared first on Open Europe.

Grexit: Was Germany ready to pull the trigger?

A temporary deal largely on German terms has been struck to avoid Greece crashing out of the euro. A key factor may have been that Germany was ready to contemplate Grexit - Syriza wasn't. The post Grexit: Was Germany ready to pull the trigger? appeared first on Open Europe.

Greece bends to Eurozone will to find short-term agreement

At tonight’s Eurogroup meeting, the Eurozone and Greece finally found a preliminary agreement which will lay the ground for the extension of financial assistance to Greece. Open Europe assesses who secured what and why Greece seems to have failed to achieve many of its goals. The post Greece bends to Eurozone will to find short-term agreement appeared first on Open Europe.

How has exposure to Grexit changed during the crisis?

Who, in terms of direct economic exposure, has the most to lose from Grexit? And how has this changed since Grexit was last on the cards? Raoul Ruparel investigates. The post How has exposure to Grexit changed during the crisis? appeared first on Open Europe.

“The Greeks behaved like elephants in a china shop!” – Germany united behind Schäuble

The German Finance Ministry yesterday swiftly rejected Athen's official request to extent its financial assistance by six months, with German officials labelling the request a 'trojan horse.' The reaction in Germany has overwhelmingly been supportive. Show More Summary

Will Ed Miliband succeed in his promised EU renegotiation?

While David Cameron's plans for an EU renegotiation are well known Ed Miliband has himself notched up a sizeable list of his own renegotiation demands. Open Europe's Christopher Howarth looks at what he has said he wants to achieve and his chances of success. The post Will Ed Miliband succeed in his promised EU renegotiation? appeared first on Open Europe.

Eurozone set for showdown meeting after Germany rejects Greece request to extend financial assistance

The Greek government yesterday officially submitted its request to extend its current financial assistance agreement with the Eurozone – the Master Financial Assistance Facility Agreement (MFAFA). The letter from Greek Finance Minister...Show More Summary

Greece folds this hand, but long-term game of poker with Eurozone continues

Greece has this morning submitted a request for a six-month extension of its agreement with the Eurozone. Net of some changes in wording, the letter sent by Athens suggests the SYRIZA-led Greek government has capitulated in all but name. The post Greece folds this hand, but long-term game of poker with Eurozone continues appeared first on Open Europe.

Capital Markets Union – good idea, bad name

The European Commission today unveiled the first steps towards its goal of a Capital Markets Union (CMU). Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel looks at the proposals and whether the Commission has set out on the right path. The post Capital Markets Union – good idea, bad name appeared first on Open Europe.

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