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Macron’s crushing victory in the French parliamentary election means he has no excuses for failure
As French President Emmanuel Macron defies expectations in the French legislative elections, Open Europe’s Marta Vokshi argues the pressure is really on him now.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s La République en Marche (LREM) won 350 of 577 seats in the National Assembly, the lower house of the French parliament. The result grants the newly-elected president a commanding parliamentary majority.
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The head of Open Europe's Brussels office, Pieter Cleppe, discusses the ongoing negotiations between the UK and the EU on the so-called "financial settlement" of Britain's possible obligations to the EU.
Has Brexit catalysed EU defence integration?20/07/2017 14:05:00
Brexit has revived a series of plans for EU defence integration that had long been considered impossible because of the UK’s opposition. Could Brexit act as a catalyst for the creation of the EU army that British Eurosceptics have long feared? Open Europe’s Georgia Bachti argues that we might be closer to that prospect, but it remains distant.
Transitional arrangements will likely be key to leaving Euratom15/07/2017 09:10:00
As debate on the UK government's decision to leave Euratom belatedly gains traction, Open Europe's Aarti Shankar argues that minds should instead focus on the process of our withdrawal. Transitional measures may be necessary if adequate domestic safeguard measures cannot be put in place in time.
The view from Brussels: EU and UK have already started to soften their positions in Brexit negotiations11/07/2017 14:25:00
Open Europe's Pieter Cleppe argues that both the UK and the EU have shown themselves open to compromise at this early stage in Brexit discussions.