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Reforming Greece easier said than done: The never-ending case of the land registry NEW
Open Europe blog 12 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Sweeping to office after their landslide victory in January’s Greek elections, Syriza has promised to shakeup how the system operates in a major way. Former Dutch MEP Derk Jan Eppink warns, however, that change is hard to come by, examining Gre...
Berlin’s Juncker hangover is getting worse NEW
Open Europe blog 16 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Following yesterday's meeting in Brussels between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the German press reports that relations between the two are increasingly fraught due to the Commission's economic...
UK secures important victory at ECJ to preserve the single market NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Day, 19 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
The UK has finally won a key case on financial services at the General Court of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), who this morning ruled in the UK’s favour against the ECB’s desire to limit the clearing of euros outside of the Eurozone...
Syriza’s worst capitulation so far? NEW
Open Europe blog 3 Days, 14 Hours ago
It has now been confirmed that the Greek parliament will not get a formal vote on the extension of the financial assistance agreement with the Eurozone. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel asks whether this is another sign of Syriza moving from its ele...
What’s your bet on brexit? NEW
Open Europe blog 6 Days, 15 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki looks back at the event marking the launch of Open Europe's new Brexit Barometer featuring Ladbrokes Politics, YouGov and BuzzFeed UK. The post What’s your bet on brexit? appeared first on Open Europe.
Increase in net immigration is bad news for David Cameron NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 17 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
The latest official ONS statistics show a significant increase in net immigration to the UK. Open Europe’s Stephen Booth looks at what the latest increase in migrant numbers means for the politics of immigration and EU membership ahead of the G...
The Greek deal: What does it mean for Podemos? NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
The dust is settling on the deal struck between Greece and its creditors for a four-month bailout extension. Our policy analyst Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at where the latest developments leave Podemos – Spain’s anti-establishment party whi...
Does the reform list change the judgement on Greek capitulation? NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Greece has released its reform list and it has received a positive first judgement from the Commission, IMF and ECB. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel has look at what’s included and whether the Greek government has regained any ground lost.The...
Grexit: Was Germany ready to pull the trigger? NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
A temporary deal largely on German terms has been struck to avoid Greece crashing out of the euro. A key factor may have been that Germany was ready to contemplate Grexit - Syriza wasn't. The post Grexit: Was Germany ready to pull the trigger? appear...
Greece bends to Eurozone will to find short-term agreement NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
At tonight’s Eurogroup meeting, the Eurozone and Greece finally found a preliminary agreement which will lay the ground for the extension of financial assistance to Greece. Open Europe assesses who secured what and why Greece seems to have fai...
How has exposure to Grexit changed during the crisis? NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Who, in terms of direct economic exposure, has the most to lose from Grexit? And how has this changed since Grexit was last on the cards? Raoul Ruparel investigates. The post How has exposure to Grexit changed during the crisis? appeared first on Ope...
“The Greeks behaved like elephants in a china shop!” – Germany united behind Schäuble NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The German Finance Ministry yesterday swiftly rejected Athen's official request to extent its financial assistance by six months, with German officials labelling the request a 'trojan horse.' The reaction in Germany has overwhelmingly been support...
Will Ed Miliband succeed in his promised EU renegotiation? NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
While David Cameron's plans for an EU renegotiation are well known Ed Miliband has himself notched up a sizeable list of his own renegotiation demands. Open Europe's Christopher Howarth looks at what he has said he wants to achieve and his chances of...
Greece folds this hand, but long-term game of poker with Eurozone continues NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Weeks, 17 Hours ago
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 Gre...
Capital Markets Union – good idea, bad name NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Weeks, 18 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
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...
What deal could be struck to keep Greece in the Eurozone? NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
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 wh...
French PM goes all-in to push liberalisation bill through NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
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 pa...
How to gear up for a successful EU renegotiation NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
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 structur...
Eurogroup breaks up with no agreement as Greece isolated NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
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 have made...
Eurogroup negotiations over Greece descend into farce NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
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 E...