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For eurosceptics, the grass is always greener on the other side NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 5 Days, 13 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
By Will Cousins Assuming the worst of your own circumstances, and imagining everybody else to have it better, is probably part of human nature. But it is not an effective attitude to take politically. Those who want Britain to leave the European Unio...
North East businesses want to stay in the EU NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 6 Days, 17 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
By Will Cousins Anti-European rhetoric seeks to divide business. Large PLCs in London, they say, might be pro-European. But small businesses in the rest of the United Kingdom are drowning in/being throttled by “Brussels red tape,” and as...
Britain is not drowning in EU red tape NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 1 Minute ago
By Will Cousins Two interesting reports have been produced recently that cast doubt on the common claim that Britain is being strangled/smothered/drowned in “EU red tape.” Anti-Europeans hurl around wild estimates of the proportion of Bri...
What reforms do Business for Britain want? Hard to tell when it’s all Latin gobbledegook… NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
For a campaign run by a seasoned pro (No to AV, Taxpayers’ Alliance etc), it is a surprise to see an embarrassing draft version of a campaign document uploaded to their website rather than the final thing they presumably meant for public consum...
The UK would have implemented European financial regulation outside the EU NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
By Will Cousins We all know how vital the financial services industry is to this country. It accounts for 10% of GDP, 12% of the tax take, and supports 1.1 million jobs, most of them outside London. By any measure, the City is the financial services...
The huge prize of staying in the EU and fighting for reform NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 1 Month, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
By Will Cousins The case for Britain staying in the EU is not just about present prosperity; it is about creating opportunities for our businesses in the future. This will be made clear today at an event hosted by Business for New Europe and FIPRA in...
A City outside the EU would be diminished and lose its status as #1 global financial centre NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 1 Month, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
By Haude Lannon Bad news for the rare City eurosceptic this morning: Goldman Sachs has come out (repeatedly) to say that “Britain should stay in the EU to ensure London remains a great financial capital of the world“. Note that this is no...
“Europe or the Commonwealth” is a false choice NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 1 Month, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
By Will Cousins “Forget the EU- let’s take on the world with our TRUE friends”, screams the headline in today’s Daily Mail. The author is Daniel Hannan, Conservative MEP for South East England, and the theme is a familiar one-...
Could a eurosceptic party win a national election? And what could be the consequences of Grexit? NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
With the Greek elections fast approaching, and polls all pointing to a likely anti-austerity coalition led by Syriza, this morning Business for New Europe brought together a panel of experts to discuss the possible fallout – what would a Syriza...
BNE and the curious case of getting our facts right NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
By Lucy Thomas In today’s edition of The Times, a headline reads ‘Whitehall accused of pro-EU bias’. The story turns out to show Business for New Europe checking some numbers with the Department for Business  – numbers wh...
It isn’t always ‘Brussels knows best’ as European Parliament allow member states to decide on GM crops NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
By Will Cousins We often hear cries that ‘Brussels’ is taking too many decisions that would be best left to member states. Today, we have seen the reverse, with a new agreement on GM crops allowing member states to construct their own nat...
Another new year, another inaccurate report from eurosceptics NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 10 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
By Lucy Thomas The latest comes from Europe Economics and Business for Britain, claiming that the UK government would not have introduced 50% of financial regulations were we not in the EU. That requires either a hugely impressive retrospective cryst...
Merkel and Cameron reveal likely direction of EU reform NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 52 Minutes ago
By Will Cousins and Lucy Thomas One conclusion can very obviously be drawn from Angela Merkel’s visit to London yesterday- she is an admirer of the British Museum. The German chancellor visited its exhibition- ‘Germany: Memories of a Nati...
What can Europe do for women? NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 21 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
  Last week, in the run up to International Women’s Day, BNE hosted an event focusing on the role Europe has played and should play in the lives of women. The breakfast panel discussion was sponsored by Mentore, an organisation that helps...
EU Financial Services reform NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Last week BNE sponsored an event with support from Citi, at the congress of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) in London, where Prime Ministers,  ministers, MPs and MEPs from liberal parties across the EU came together to&n...
Liberal Democrat Party Conference Blog: Does Britain’s economic future lie in Europe? NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
By Lucy Thomas BNE’s conference season began last night with the first in a series of joint events with Centre for European Reform and Open Europe, sponsored by Citi. The panel were asked ‘Does Britain’s economic future lie in Europ...
Over 170 senior business leaders and Business Secretary back BNE Manifesto for European Reform NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 1 Year, 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 16 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Over 174 business leaders said on Monday that reform of Britain’s relationship with the European Union needs to start now. The 174-strong list includes 45 business leaders from top-listed global companies supporting Business for New Europe&rsqu...
The Future of the EU – Debate with Guy Verhofstadt MEP, Professor Anand Menon, Emma Reynolds MP, Martin Callanan MEP and Professor Simon Hix NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
By Liam Murphy With just over a year to go until the European elections, on Monday 3 June in London, Business for New Europe and the European Parliament Information Office brought together senior policy makers, journalists and economists to look ahea...
BNE PRESS SUMMARY – Tuesday, 28 May 2013 NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Days, 19 Minutes ago
Cameron tackles tax evasion As David Cameron sets his sights on securing a historic victory in the fight against tax evasion at the G8 summit, he is braced for charges of hypocrisy as protesters take aim at Britain’s extensive array of tax have...
BNE PRESS SUMMARY – Friday, 24 May 2013 NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 18 Minutes ago
Draghi calls for more European UK Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, tackled the political debate surrounding Britain’s EU membership on Thursday night, telling a City of London audience that Europe needed “a more Europ...