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Blog Post Archive

Norway has little to lose from having the UK in EFTA

Norway's Minister for EEA and EU Affairs has suggested the country might not welcome the UK in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) post-Brexit. But such an argument makes little sense, writes Raoul Ruparel. The post Norway has little to lose from having the UK in EFTA appeared first on Open Europe.

The UK searches for a post-Brexit plan: is the EEA a viable option?

Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki assesses whether adopting the EEA model, or some variant of it, is a viable post-Brexit option. In the long-term, the EEA model would not work given its failure to fully meet most of the Leave side’s key...Show More Summary

Post Brexit, leaving the customs union is a no-brainer

The Financial Times has reported that there is a “live debate” in Whitehall around whether the UK should leave the customs union with the EU or not, following the result of the EU referendum. Open Europe examined this issue in detail 18 months ago. Show More Summary

Is Barnier’s appointment as the Commission’s Brexit negotiator an ‘act of war’?

Following the appointment of Michel Barnier as the European Commission's chief Brexit negotiator, Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki looks back at his record to see whether his reputation as the 'scourge of the City' is warranted, as well as its broader implications for the Brexit negotiations. Show More Summary

Priorities for the new Department for International Trade post-Brexit

With the remaking of the government, the Prime Minister Theresa May has made it clear that international trade (be it with the EU or the rest of the world) will be a key priority of her government. But with so many tasks on the table, which should the UK prioritise? Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel puts forward his thoughts. Show More Summary

EU business support paramount for British Brexit negotiations

In order to secure the best possible post-Brexit deal, the UK must build a broad coalition of businesses and interests outside politics to promote a more pragmatic approach to the negotiations, argues Nina Schick. The post EU business support paramount for British Brexit negotiations appeared first on Open Europe.

What will actually be negotiated once Article 50 is triggered?

The formal process for leaving the EU, Article 50, has now become common knowledge. There remains a huge debate about when it should be triggered and the role of Parliament in activating it. But an under investigated area is what will...Show More Summary

What might May’s vision for Brexit look like?

Incoming Prime Minister Theresa May has said that “Brexit means Brexit”. But what does that actually mean? What can we infer from her statements so far about how she might approach the negotiations with the EU? Pawel Swidlicki investigates. The post What might May’s vision for Brexit look like? appeared first on Open Europe.

EU Citizens who have already settled in Britain must be made to feel welcome

A joint letter in The Sunday Telegraph, organised by British Future and signed by politicians of different parties and from across the Leave and Remain divide, as well as business groups and think tanks, including Open Europe, callsShow More Summary

Markets have been hit hard by Brexit but they have not crumbled – politics has

There is no doubt Brexit has been painful for stock markets and particularly shares of certain companies but it has not been a Lehman style event. Even when facing steep sell offs markets have functioned properly. UK politics has shown...Show More Summary

EU member states’ positions on Brexit and its implication for UK-EU negotiations

Where do EU member states stand in the wake of the UK's Brexit vote? And what does this mean for future UK-EU negotiations? Open Europe Co-Director Stephen Booth argues that the UK needs to carefully survey individual countries' interests to get UK-EU negotiations right. Show More Summary

French centre-right presidential hopefuls set out their vision for EU reform

The centre-right frontrunner for the 2017 French presidential election will be picked in the autumn. All the main hopefuls for nomination have begun to set out their vision for future EU integration. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta takes a closer look at their key proposals. Show More Summary

Leaving the EU: what comes next for the UK?

What is the process for leaving the EU? How long might the exit process take? What are the alternative options for the UK-EU relationship? Open Europe lays out the answers to add some clarity following the UK's vote for leaving the EU. The post Leaving the EU: what comes next for the UK? appeared first on Open Europe.

Spain has re-voted, but the deadlock hasn’t gone away

The Spanish re-run election has again delivered a fragmented parliament. Like six months ago, no easy option for a coalition is available – setting the scene for more rounds of complex negotiations. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta gives his initial take on the results. The post Spain has re-voted, but the deadlock hasn’t gone away appeared first on Open Europe.

Early negotiating positions staked out as Europe reacts to Brexit

The dust hasn’t even begun to settle from the earthquake that is the UK voting to leave the EU. Nevertheless, as European leaders lay out their initial response we are already seeing some tentative steps to stake out early negotiating positions. Show More Summary

How to leave the EU?

What is the process for the UK leaving the EU? How long might the exit process take? What are the alternative options for the UK-EU relationship? Open Europe lays out the answers to add some clarity following the UK's vote to leave the EU. The post How to leave the EU? appeared first on Open Europe.

UK votes to Leave the European Union – now is a time for calm

Following the unexpected decision of the UK public to vote to Leave the EU, Open Europe's Raoul Ruparel sets out Open Europe's snap response to the results and argues that now is not the time for rash decisions but careful thought. The post UK votes to Leave the European Union – now is a time for calm appeared first on Open Europe.

Live Blog: Remain or Leave? Europe holds its breath as the UK decides

Welcome to Open Europe's live coverage of the EU referendum night as it unfolds. Will the UK vote to Remain or to Leave? The post Live Blog: Remain or Leave? Europe holds its breath as the UK decides appeared first on Open Europe.

Brexit or Bremain: the view from Paris and Berlin

A Bertelsmann Stiftung poll of all EU member states yesterday revealed that France is the only country where the majority of the voters want the UK to leave the EU. Only 44% say they back continued British EU-membership. In Germany,Show More Summary

Tribute to Lord Leach of Fairford (1 June 1934 – 12 June 2016)

Open Europe's Chairman and founder Lord Leach passed away recently. Below is a tribute to him compiled by the team. We all feel privileged to have known and worked with him. The post Tribute to Lord Leach of Fairford (1 June 1934 – 12 June 2016) appeared first on Open Europe.

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