Blog Profile / Open Europe


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Archived Since:April 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Why we may have to wait a few more weeks before Article 50 is triggered

There is an assumption that Theresa May will formally begin the process of EU withdrawal negotiations at a summit of EU leaders on 9-10 March but various events may mean the triggering of Article 50 could yet wait until the final days of March. The post Why we may have to wait a few more weeks before Article 50 is triggered appeared first on Open Europe.

The view from Brussels: If Britain gets a bad deal, the EU also loses

The head of Open Europe's Brussels office, Pieter Cleppe, gives his assessment of how Brexit is seen in the EU institutions. The post The view from Brussels: If Britain gets a bad deal, the EU also loses appeared first on Open Europ...

Engagement and dialogue with America

There are calls today to downgrade, postpone, or cancel President Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom. Yet maintaining the closest relationship with the United States must be a major strategic priority for our government. The post Engagement and dialogue with America appeared first on Open Europe.

A European in Washington? How Europe views Theresa May’s meeting with President Trump

Much of the analysis of news on the Continent has focused on future UK-EU trade arrangements and how they could be affected by a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ Brexit. Much less attention has been given to the geopolitical consequences of Brexit for Britain and Europe. Show More Summary

Theresa May should be able to take this defeat in her stride

Open Europe's new director Henry Newman assesses the political consequences of the Supreme Court's landmark judgement. The post Theresa May should be able to take this defeat in her stride appeared first on Open Europe.

Open Europe appoints Henry Newman as its new director

24 January 2017 Open Europe is delighted to announce the appointment of Henry Newman as its new director. Henry joins Open Europe having worked as a special adviser in the Ministry of Justice and the Cabinet Office. He has taught politics...Show More Summary

Europe reacts to Theresa May’s Lancaster House speech

Open Europe's Alex Greer reviews the political, business and press reactions in Europe to Theresa May's Lancaster House speech setting out her Government's objectives in the upcoming Brexit negotiations. The post Europe reacts to Theresa May’s Lancaster House speech appeared first on Open Europe.

Meet Antonio Tajani, the European Parliament’s new President

Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta introduces Italian centre-right MEP Antonio Tajani, who was elected new President of the European Parliament yesterday. The post Meet Antonio Tajani, the European Parliament’s new President appeared first on Open Europe.

Open Europe responds to Theresa May’s Lancaster House speech

17 January 2017 Theresa May’s Lancaster House speech sought to answer the question: does the Government have a plan for Brexit? Open Europe’s judgement is that she succeeded. And she also started to set out a wider vision for the UK’s...Show More Summary

If the UK’s financial services sector drops demands to keep the EU passport, the case for staying in the single market gets weaker

In a new document published today, TheCityUK appears to have dropped demands to keep the EU financial services ‘passport’ and instead calls for a bespoke deal with the EU to retain the widest possible access to European markets for UK-headquartered firms. Show More Summary

Trying to break the mould: Momentum is growing behind French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron

Open Europe’s Aarti Shankar examines the growing momentum surrounding French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron. The post Trying to break the mould: Momentum is growing behind French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron appeared first on Open Europe.

Open Europe’s political calendar for 2017

2016 was a monumental year, and 2017 shows little sign of being any more sedate. To help you make sense of the year ahead, Alex Greer has compiled a list of key dates and events that will determine the shape of European and Global politics, along with links to some choice Open Europe analysis. The post Open Europe’s political calendar for 2017 appeared first on Open Europe.

What might legal case over EU-Singapore trade deal mean for Brexit?

With the European Court of Justice set to give a potentially important legal opinion on the EU-Singapore free trade agreement, Open Europe’s Aarti Shankar looks at what precedent this might set for the UK. The post What might legal case over EU-Singapore trade deal mean for Brexit? appeared first on Open Europe.

Brexit negotiations will be led by national governments

Amidst news of tension surrounding the European Parliament’s role in Brexit negotiations, Open Europe’s Aarti Shankar explains that it will be the European Council, where the heads of state and government sit, who drives the negotiations for the EU. The post Brexit negotiations will be led by national governments appeared first on Open Europe.

Leaked City memo: Davis’ stance on single market more significant than on transition

Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at the leaked City of London memo published today by the Financial Times, and argues that the most significant news is the Brexit Secretary’s frankness about Britain’s likely relationship with the EU’s single market rather than his views on any transitional deal. Show More Summary

Fillon’s French presidential candidacy: what will it mean?

Open Europe’s Aarti Shankar assesses the impact of François Fillon’s recent nomination as the French centre-right presidential candidate. The post Fillon’s French presidential candidacy: what will it mean? appeared first on Open Eur...

The view from Brussels: Interview with “Merkel’s man in Brussels”, German MEP David McAllister

German MEP David McAllister shed some light on Germany's position on Brexit in an exclusive conversation with Open Europe's representatives in Brussels, Pieter Cleppe and Niels Kirst. The post The view from Brussels: Interview with “Merkel’s man in Brussels”, German MEP David McAllister appeared first on Open Europe.

Renzi waves ‘arrivederci’ after crushing referendum defeat – and the sky hasn’t fallen

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to hand in his resignation after suffering a crushing defeat in yesterday’s constitutional referendum. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at what lies ahead for Italy. The post Renzi waves ‘arrivederci’ after crushing referendum defeat – and the sky hasn’t fallen appeared first on Open Europe.

New ONS figures put EU and non-EU immigration almost on same level

Open Europe’s Aarti Shankar looks at the newly released ONS migration figures. The post New ONS figures put EU and non-EU immigration almost on same level appeared first on Open Europe.

The Italian constitutional referendum: What is it about and what might happen next?

Italy’s upcoming constitutional referendum has drawn widespread attention among media and analysts alike, primarily because Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has tied his political future to it. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta argues...Show More Summary

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