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Archived Since:April 21, 2008

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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.

Greece requests six-month loan extension, but details on conditions remain unclear

The Greek government has this morning officially requested a six-month extension of its agreement with the Eurozone – the ‘Master Financial Assistance Facility Agreement’ (MFAFA). However, the WSJ Real Time Brussels blog points out that,...Show More Summary

What deal could be struck to keep Greece in the Eurozone?

Greece has announced that it will request an extension of its loan agreement. However, it will not accept the Eurozone's current conditions. A compromise looks more likely but still not guaranteed. Open Europe breaks down the specific policy areas where Greece could find common ground with the Eurozone. Show More Summary

Greek government set to request extension in its loan agreement but not accompanying conditions

A Greek government spokesman confirmed this morning that Greece will today request an extension to its loan from the Eurozone. Reuters reported yesterday that, according to unnamed sources, Greece would seek a six month extension to the loan but not to the current programme of conditions. Show More Summary

French PM goes all-in to push liberalisation bill through

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has decided to turn a vote on the liberalisation bill tabled by Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron into a de facto confidence vote. The decision confirms that the Socialist Prime Minister is struggling to rally his party behind important economic reforms. Show More Summary

How to gear up for a successful EU renegotiation

Open Europe hosted a discussion with two former top UK officials with high-level EU negotiating experience, to investigate how the UK can successfully negotiate in Europe. David Frost and Nikhil Rathi assessed the tone, tactics, strategy and structures that any UK government must pursue to win in Europe. Show More Summary

Eurogroup meeting halted early as Eurozone insists Greece must ask for an extension of its current bailout programme

In an unprecedented move, last night’s meeting of Eurozone finance ministers was abandoned early after Greece and its Eurozone partners failed to reach agreement on a draft statement. Eurogroup Chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem presentedShow More Summary

Eurogroup breaks up with no agreement as Greece isolated

This afternoon's meeting of Eurozone Finance Ministers came has come to an abrupt end as Greece and its Eurozone partners have failed to reach an agreement. Greece is increasingly isolated as the rest of the Eurozone and the EU Institutions...Show More Summary

Eurogroup negotiations over Greece descend into farce

In an unprecedented move tonight’s Eurogroup negotiations over Greece were halted early after the two sides found no common ground. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel looks at why the talks broke down and what this means going forward. The post Eurogroup negotiations over Greece descend into farce appeared first on Open Europe.

Will the Greeks get what they want?

The meeting of Eurozone Finance Ministers this afternoon has been billed as the last chance for Greece to reach a deal with its Eurozone partners. On it's front page, City AM recreates a graphic illustrating Open Europe’s assessmentShow More Summary

How EU renegotiation will happen and how to pursue it – Guest piece by David Frost

Most comment so far about Britain’s proposed renegotiation of its relationship with the EU has focused on its potential political aims and their attainability. Less attention has been given to how that renegotiation will happen and how Britain should pursue it. Show More Summary

Much of Eurozone less confident on a deal than Greece at today’s crucial meeting

Today’s meeting of Eurozone finance ministers in Brussels has been highlighted as the final chance for an agreement on Greece given the need for approval from certain national parliaments. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said...Show More Summary

ECB raises ceiling on emergency liquidity for Greek banks as Greek officials agree to meet EU, IMF and ECB counterparts

The ECB yesterday agreed to raise the limit on the amount of Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) which Greek banks can access, from €60bn to €65bn. The move was motivated by the funding needs of the banks which have grown due to deposit...Show More Summary

Betting on Brexit: What are the chances of the UK leaving the EU?

Open Europe and Ladbrokes Politics invite you to an evening reception to explore one of the most explosive political questions of the day: The post Betting on Brexit: What are the chances of the UK leaving the EU? appeared first on Open Europe.

How to negotiate in Europe

Open Europe invites you to a discussion with two former top EU negotiators on how the UK can successfully negotiate in Europe. Should David Cameron get re-elected in May, he will have to start his promised renegotiation with EU partners immediately in order to meet his self-imposed deadline of an in-out referendum by the end of 2017. Show More Summary

Open Europe raises risk of Grexit to 40%

Open Europe has raised its forecast of a Greek euro exit to 40%, as talks between the two sides struggle to progress. The lack of a political framework means further delays to the real negotiations and technical talks on how to manage Greece's debt. The post Open Europe raises risk of Grexit to 40% appeared first on Open Europe.

Discussions delayed until Monday as Eurozone and Greece fail to even reach agreement on framework for negotiations

Despite six hours of talks yesterday, Greece and its Eurozone partners failed to even agree on the framework for negotiations over Greece’s bailout loans. Discussions have now been put off until Monday’s meeting of Eurozone finance ministers. Show More Summary

Eurogroup meeting kicks off crucial week which could determine Greece’s future in the Eurozone

Today’s meeting of Eurozone finance ministers – the Eurogroup – will kick off a week of intense negotiations between Greece and its European partners. The next week could well decide if Greece finds a way to stay in the Eurozone. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel outlines what to expect and how likely a deal is. Show More Summary

Greece and Eurozone partners still at loggerheads ahead of today’s crucial meeting of Eurozone finance ministers

Ahead of a confidence vote in the Greek parliament on his government’s new anti-austerity policies, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras warned that Greece “cannot return to an age of bailouts and suppression.” The government won the confidence vote by 162 to 137. Show More Summary

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