Free movement will end in 2019, but its short-term replacement will not look too different
Open Europe's Aarti Shankar argues that the Home Secretary's explanation of a phased approach to post-Brexit immigration policy is an important consequence of the government's new consensus in favour of a transitional period.
The clearest picture of how the government intends to manage migration from the EU is set out in Amber Rudd’s commissioning letter to the chair of the Migration Advisory Council. In this, she lays out a three-phased approach.
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Open Europe's new report, Beyond the Westminster Bubble, finds that the public do want greater control over immigration, but they prefer a flexible system to a flat reduction in numbers.
What EU policy under Austria’s new right-wing government?20/12/2017 14:15:00
As Austria's new government takes office, Open Europe's Leopold Traugott delves into the coalition agreement to explain what we can expect in terms of EU policy.
Not just another vote in Catalonia18/12/2017 11:25:00
On 21 December Catalans will elect a new Parliament (Catalonia’s regional assembly), a potentially make or break moment in the region’s unfolding political crisis.
Italy will (might) vote in March next year15/12/2017 12:25:00
National elections in Italy will be held next March, Italian daily newspapers suggested yesterday. Open Europe’s Enea Desideri reviews the prospects for the country and for Europe.
Rand suggests little difference between a CETA and EEA model for the British economy13/12/2017 12:15:00
A new study by US think tank Rand examining the impact of different Brexit scenarios for the UK economy, suggests that the row over whether the UK should opt for a CETA or EEA-style Brexit is less about economics than politics.