Is the new CDU leader casting off the Mini Merkel image?
Under German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the German Christian Democratic Union(CDU) party has shifted to the centre. Open Europe’s Zoe Alipranti reviews the positions that Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has set out after becoming leader of the CDU last December.
A more comprehensive picture of the German Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK) is emerging, as she has elaborated on her domestic and European agenda, after being elected CDU leader last December.
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OE Weekly Briefing: Can a Northern Ireland-only backstop provide a way out for the UK and the EU?13/09/2019 12:20:00
In this week's briefing, Open Europe's Anthony Egan looks at whether a Northern Ireland-only backstop could be the answer to the Prime Minister's Brexit conundrum.
OE Weekly Briefing: An election is coming. Monday’s vote is likely to decide when.06/09/2019 13:33:00
In this week's briefing, Open Europe's Dominic Walsh looks at the looming possibility of a general election.
Extending Article 50 does not automatically stop No Deal03/09/2019 12:15:00
MPs opposed to a No Deal Brexit will try to force the Prime Minister to seek an extension to the Article 50 process when Parliament returns from recess tomorrow. Open Europe's Dominic Walsh argues that extending Article 50 merely delays No Deal, rather than taking it off the table.
OE Weekly Briefing: Boris Johnson challenges the EU on the backstop23/08/2019 11:10:00
This is the fourth of a series of weekly briefings Open Europe will publish analysing key Brexit, UK and EU developments.
OE Weekly Briefing: Bolton’s visit demonstrates potential for post-Brexit tug-of-war between US & EU16/08/2019 11:20:00
This is the third of a series of weekly briefings Open Europe will publish analysing key Brexit, UK and EU developments.
OE Weekly Briefing: The timing of the next general election looks likely to decide the course of Brexit12/08/2019 11:20:00
This is the second of a series of weekly briefings Open Europe will publish analysing key Brexit, UK and EU developments.
OE: Johnson has increased pressure on both the EU & Parliament to confront possibility of No Deal05/08/2019 13:15:00
This is the first of a series of weekly briefings Open Europe will publish analysing key Brexit, UK and EU developments.
OE: Henry Newman – the new UK Government has only a few Brexit options on the table02/08/2019 10:15:00
Open Europe's Henry Newman gave evidence to the House of Lords EU select committee on 23 July about the status of Brexit negotiations.
OE: Brexit - What are the next steps?29/07/2019 12:05:00
With the Conservative Party leadership contest and the process of nominating the next EU leaders over, the UK Parliament and the EU institutions are now on summer holiday. Open Europe has updated its calendar of key dates to watch out for in the next months, ahead of the Article 50 deadline on 31 October.