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Latest posts
What is British voters’ beef with the EU? NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Day, 23 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
The latest British Social Attitudes survey suggests ‘we are all eurosceptics now’ and, even among those who might be expected to be the most enthusiastic supporters of the EU, British voters want to see the EU reformed and its powers redu...
Where do the costs and benefits of Brexit come from? NEW
Open Europe blog 3 Days, 53 Minutes ago
The headline figures of Open Europe’s Brexit report have attracted a lot of attention. But what lies behind them? Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel explains.The post Where do the costs and benefits of Brexit come from? appeared first on Open Eu...
What would Brexit mean for immigration? NEW
Open Europe blog 5 Days, 18 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Some of the coverage of our Brexit report has honed in on the conclusion that, in order for Britain to make the most of life outside the EU and reach either of our optimistic scenarios where UK GDP is 0.6% or 1.55% of GDP higher in 2030 post-Brexit,...
Local elections confirm a quarter of French voters support Front National NEW
Open Europe blog 5 Days, 22 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Front National won over 25% of the nationwide vote in the first round of French local elections yesterday. This is less than the latest opinion polls were predicting, but hardly a defeat for the party led by Marine Le Pen. Our Southern Europe expert...
Guest post: Brexit report sets out the parameters for EU referendum debate NEW
Open Europe blog 5 Days, 23 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
In any referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU, it’s clear that the economic pros and cons will be at the heart of the arguments. The independence referendum in Scotland showed just how vital it is for the winning side to establish...
Britain can prosper post Brexit – if it embraces free trade and deregulation NEW
Open Europe blog 6 Days, 3 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Open Europe's new report on Brexit concludes there is a life for Britain outsie the EU. However, it will face a number of tough political and economic choices if it is to prosper. The post Britain can prosper post Brexit – if it embraces free t...
What hurdles does the UK need to overcome to prosper post Brexit? NEW
Open Europe blog 6 Days, 3 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Open Europe's new report on Brexit concludes there is a life for Britain outsie the EU. However, it will face a number of tough political and economic choices if it is to prosper. The post What hurdles does the UK need to overcome to prosper post Bre...
The #Varoufake row: A new low for the Eurozone crisis NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 28 Minutes ago
The Eurozone crisis has descended into farce - with Greece dangerously close to running out of money, Europe is engaged in a heated debate about whether or not Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis gave Germany the middle finger back in 2013. Open...
Is the UK’s EU budget contribution finally coming down? NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
George Osborne has grounds to be cheerful as the Office of Budget Responsibility forecasts the UK's EU budget contribution will fall in 2016/17, around the time of the potential referendum. However, Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki argues that rather th...
How likely are capital controls in Greece? NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 3 Minutes ago
Eurogroup Chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem yesterday raised the prospect of potential capital controls in Greece. But how likely is such a scenario and what could bring it about? Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel investigates.The post How likely are capi...
What’s the best way of cutting the £33.3bn burden of EU red tape? NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Week, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 8 Minutes ago
EU red tape imposes a significant cost on the UK economy - according to the Government's own assessments, this now stands at £33.3bn. However, as Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki demonstrates, leaving the EU would not necessarily reduce this burde...
A new low for German-Greek relations? NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 43 Minutes ago
Yesterday's threat by Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos of the Independent Greeks to 'flood' Europe with refugees including potential IS members has arguably brought German-Greek relations to a new low. The post A new low for German-Greek relatio...
How would the UK’s key export sectors fare under Brexit? NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
In a new report published today Open Europe concludes that securing EU market access post-Brexit would be far easier for the UK's goods exporters than for sectors such as financial servicesThe post How would the UK’s key export sectors fare und...
Spain: A four-party country? NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
In light of the extraordinary rise of Podemos, it has been clear for some time that the next Spanish general elections will put an end to the country's traditional two-party system. But the recent poll surge of another contender, the centrist party C...
Eight lessons for David Cameron from Syriza NEW
Open Europe blog 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 23 Minutes ago
Different context, different countries, asking for different things. But – irrespective of who’s right and wrong – in terms of negotiating change in Europe off the back of a democratic vote, here are eight lessons for David Cameron...
Reforming Greece easier said than done: The never-ending case of the land registry NEW
Open Europe blog 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 53 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 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 23 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 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 48 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 Weeks, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 28 Minutes 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 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 8 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.