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Resounding OXI win in Greece – Europe reacts NEW
Open Europe blog 7 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
With the Greeks delivering a resounding 'No' to in yesterday's referendum, we follow reactions from across Europe. Will Greece be able to continue in the single currency, or is Grexit now an inevitability?The post Resounding OXI win in Greece –...
No in Greek referendum marks profound change for Europe no matter what happens next NEW
Open Europe blog 22 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
With a large majority of the votes counted the result seems to be a large win for the No in the Greek referendum. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel lays out the potential scenarios for Greece and Europe from here.The post No in Greek referendum marks...
Greek referendum live blog NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Day, 2 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Open Europe will offer live coverage of the Greek referendum, including any interesting instant reactions from across Europe. The post Greek referendum live blog appeared first on Open Europe.
An unenviable choice – no good options on offer as Greeks head to the polls NEW
Open Europe blog 3 Days, 1 Hour, 30 Minutes ago
Ahead of a historic moment in the Eurozone as Greeks are due to head to the polls on Sunday 5th July - Greece's membership of the bloc hangs in the balance. Having followed the Greek crisis its inception, Open Europe lays out what is at stake, and th...
Greek crisis could see euro membership emerging as key issue in Polish election campaign NEW
Open Europe blog 4 Days, 2 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
With the Greek crisis prompting Poland's opposition Law and Justice party today to call on the Polish government to formally drop its bid for euro membership, Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki argues it further re-enforces the case for a more flexible, m...
Tsipras takes one more step towards full capitulation NEW
Open Europe blog 5 Days, 6 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is prepared to accept the latest version of the creditors' offer to Greece, with only a handful of tweaks. Will it be enough to clinch a deal? Our Southern Europe expert Vincenzo Scarpetta investigates. The post Ts...
Europe’s big guns play Greek domestic politics as Greferendum draws near NEW
Open Europe blog 6 Days, 1 Hour, 10 Minutes ago
With Greece’s bailout programme due to expire today, and an 11th hour request by Greek PM Tsipras for a third bailout package immediately shot down by Merkel, the referendum on Sunday will be a decisive moment for Greece’s future in the E...
What will shock Greek referendum mean for the Eurozone and Greece? NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
In a shock move Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras late last night announced a referendum on 5 July on whether to accept a deal with Greece’s creditors. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel lays out what this might mean for Greece and Europe.The...
All you need to know heading into a crucial weekend for Greece and the Eurozone NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 17 Minutes ago
On Saturday Eurozone finance ministers will meet for the fifth time in the space of a week to discuss Greece. Many have billed it as a last chance. Open Europe lays out all you need to know ahead of the crucial meeting.The post All you need to know h...
EU Treaty change is preferable but it’s the substance that is crucial NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
David Cameron has reportedly accepted that Treaty change might not be possible before the UK's EU referendum. Our co-Director Stephen Booth explains that Treaty change is the best way to put EU reforms on a solid legal footing, but several other opti...
Cameron’s EU negotiations should not disappear into the Brussels undergrowth NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Open Europe's Stephen Booth argues that it would be a mistake for David Cameron to pursue a purely technocratic EU negotiation behind closed doors. Publicly preparing the political groundwork for an ambitious deal at home and abroad will broaden the...
The Greek drama is far from over – even if there is a deal NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 1 Minute ago
When Syriza was catapulted into office early this year, the expectation was that it would bow to creditors’ demands and sign another extend-and-pretend agreement, this may still come to pass – granted, only in the 11th hour. But will Tsip...
Why Cameron should not forget about the EU budget NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Ahead of the European Council summit tomorrow at which Cameron is set to make his opening pitch for EU reform, Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki argues that he should not forget about the EU budget, the reform of which could save UK and EU taxpayers &pou...
From pessimism to cautious optimism as Greece bends to Eurozone demands NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
A hectic day of meetings around Greece started out badly with most finance ministers playing down chances of a deal. But the climate has improved with the new Greek proposals being seen as a better basis for a compromise and much more in line with cr...
Where to draw the ‘red lines’ on EU reform? NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Weeks, 3 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
A new Business for Britain report entitled 'Change or Go' provides a lengthy analysis of the issues to be addressed in the forthcoming EU negotiations and echoes many of the reforms proposed by Open Europe. The post Where to draw the ‘red lines...
Commission finally takes aim at services protectionism NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Following EU Single Market Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska's announcement that she will take on Germany and other member states over services protectionism, Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki argues that the Commission should be ambitious and p...
No final deal expected on Greece: What’s the mood music? NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
As Eurozone Finance Minister prepare to continue talks with the bloc’s problem child – Greece – in Luxembourg this afternoon, chances of striking a deal today look slim, as Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis admitted himself. W...
Government in a mess of its own making over purdah rules NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 14 Minutes ago
With the passage of the EU referendum bill delayed by the row over purdah, Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki argues that rather than appearing to stack the deck in its favour, the government should focus on delivering EU reform as that is the best way to...
The Danish election: One to watch NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Denmark’s general election will take place on Thursday. The vote could yield a new centre-right government that is strongly supportive of David Cameron’s EU renegotiation bid. Irrespective of who wins, the election is likely to see the co...
ECJ approves ECB bond buying programme as expected NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has this morning ruled that it considers the ECB’s bond buying programme, the Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT), to be in line with EU law. As such, it has put the German Constitutional Court in a tough po...