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SYRIZA’s ‘historic day’ – Europe reacts NEW
Open Europe blog 3 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
As Greece's radical left SYRIZA wins a landslide victory in Greece's snap elections, we bring you rolling coverage of the reaction from across Europe. The post SYRIZA’s ‘historic day’ – Europe reacts appeared first on Open Eu...
Landslide SYRIZA victory in Greek elections means tough Eurozone negotiations on the horizon NEW
Open Europe blog 4 Hours, 1 Minute ago
The first results of the Greek elections are in. It is a landslide victory for the anti-austerity SYRIZA led by Alexis Tsipras, with the party almost winning an outright majority. The party has promised a renegotiation of Greece’s debt and an e...
ECB QE larger than expected, but unlikely to be enough to solve Eurozone woes NEW
Open Europe blog 3 Days, 7 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
The European Central Bank (ECB) today unveiled its widely anticipated Quantitative Easing programme. But can it really boost inflation and growth in the Eurozone? Has the ECB compromised on the structure of the plan too much? Open Europe’s Raou...
Draghi’s €1.1trillion QE plan – Germany reacts NEW
Open Europe blog 3 Days, 8 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Following Mario Draghi's announcement that the European Central Bank will be injecting €60bn per month into the Eurozone economy starting from March, we take a look at the snap reaction in Germany, where there have been deep reservations over th...
Does it matter if National Central Banks rather than the ECB purchase bonds under Quantitative Easing? NEW
Open Europe blog 4 Days, 8 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
It now looks increasingly likely that any bond purchase programme (Quantitative Easing) launched by the ECB tomorrow will be structured in such a way that the purchases are the responsibility of the National Central Banks (NCBs) rather than the ECB i...
ECB Quantitative Easing can’t save the Eurozone NEW
Open Europe blog 6 Days, 3 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
In a new Briefing released ahead of the ECB's purchase of sovereign bonds to be launched later this week, Open Europe breaks down why quantitative easing by the ECB will have limited economic benefits at high legal and political cost. The post ECB Qu...
Fiscal flexibility unlikely to help those who wanted it most NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
The Commission yesterday afternoon unveiled its long awaited definition of ‘fiscal flexibility’ when it comes to EU member states budgets and the ‘Stability and Growth Pact’ (SGP). Open Europe's Raoul Ruparel highlights that t...
ECJ opinion validates ECB bond buying but puts German Court in tough position NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
The European Court of Justice has this morning released a crucial Advocate General opinion on the legality of the ECB’s Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT) – its bond buying programme. The Court found the programme in line with EU law bu...
New rules on GMOs: a step towards a more flexible EU? NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
The European Parliament has today voted to give member states greater scope to determine whether to allow or ban the cultivation of GMOs. This is not only a sensible policy in of itself, it also demonstrates that flexibility is a viable model for EU...
Electing the new Italian President: No Greek drama, but a test for Renzi NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano is widely expected to resign tomorrow, and the Italian parliament will soon have to choose his successor. The election of the new Italian President should involve less drama than in Greece, but some uncertainty re...
Germany: The next battleground over immigration? NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Germany's anti-euro AfD party is deeply split on whether to embrace the 'anti-Islamisation' Pegida movement, which could be boosted by the Charlie Hebdo attack. The decision will have a huge bearing on the future development of the party, but it will...
Revisiting Grexit – is Greece better off out of the euro? (Part 2) NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
In the second part of our blog revisiting Grexit, Open Europe looks at the political and legal questions surrounding Greece exiting the Eurozone and whether anything has changed since the previous debate in mid-2012. The post Revisiting Grexit &ndash...
Merkel’s second coming – how healthy is the Anglo-German bargain on EU reform? NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
With German Chancellor due back in London tomorrow, Pawel Swidlicki looks at what progress has been made in advancing the Anglo-German EU reform agenda in a number of key policy areas. The post Merkel’s second coming – how healthy is the...
Revisiting Grexit – is Greece better off out of the euro? (Part 1) NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
With the outcome of Greek snap elections due at the end of this month uncertain, talk of 'Grexit' has once again returned to the Eurozone. In 2012 Open Europe analysed whether Greece would be better off out of the euro - here we revist this analysis...
Europe in 2015: Nine things you must watch NEW
Open Europe blog 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Europe in 2015 will be riddled with political risk and uncertainty. Messy elections, fragile minority governments and rising populists could be the main themes. Here are nine crucial things to watch. The post Europe in 2015: Nine things you must watc...
New crisis looms in Greece as snap elections are to be called NEW
Open Europe blog 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
The Greek Parliament has today failed to elect a new Greek President meaning that snap elections will be called. Open Europe breaks down what happens next and what this means for Greece and the Eurozone. The post New crisis looms in Greece as snap el...
Open Europe embraces digital change NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 16 Minutes ago
Open Europe has moved. We are revamping and massively upgrading our digital presence to become even better. Enjoy our new website, where it will be easier for you to consume, share and engage.You’ll find our Blog in our new Open Europe Tod...
Free movement: Why reforming rules on in-work benefits doesn't require treaty change NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 20 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Following David Cameron's speech on immigration, much has been made of his comments that the package of measures he proposed to reform EU free movement would require treaty change.In some cases, the speech was ambiguous about what exactly was being p...
Was the Greek government right to call a snap Presidential election? NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Open Europe's Raoul Ruparel asks this question over on his Forbes blog, concluding it was probably the correct political choice but that plenty of risks remain in the process. Full post below: The news out of Greece has been improving slightly in the...
EU falling short on implementing bank capital rules NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 1 Minute ago
The BIS Basel Committee has today released its assessment of the EU’s (and the USA’s) implementation of the Basel III rules on bank capital and it does not make good reading for the EU. They key findings of the report are (as detailed in...