OE: Does the link between goods and services really rule out the UK’s Chequers plan?
Michel Barnier recently questioned the feasibility of the UK's Brexit proposals on goods, highlighting that trade in goods & services has become increasingly interrelated. Open Europe's Aarti Shankar looks at the strength of this economic argument.
The broad point on the indivisibility of the EU’s four freedoms – goods, services, capital and people – is not new: the institutions and member states have held this line since the referendum vote. However, this has not often been put forward in purely economic terms – in part because the economic argument is weak.
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OE: ‘Narrow mandate’: Europe reacts to Ursula von der Leyen’s election as Commission President19/07/2019 12:32:00
Open Europe surveys European politicians' and press reactions to the European Parliament's election of Ursula von der Leyen as EU Commission President.
OE: Exploring arrangements to avoid a hard Irish border after Brexit15/07/2019 12:15:00
A brief summary of the debate about alternative arrangements to a hard Irish border after Brexit, organised by Open Europe in Brussels on 11 July.
Will populists be sidelined from influential positions in the new European Parliament?10/07/2019 15:05:00
Ahead of the election of European Parliament's committee chairs, Open Europe's Anna Nadibaidze looks at whether far-right parties will be excluded.
A ‘Merkel-Macron deal’? Europe reacts to the Council’s nominations for EU leadership04/07/2019 15:43:00
Open Europe looks at some of the press reactions to the European Council's nominations for the next EU leadership positions on 2 July.
The European Parliament’s composition after Brexit21/06/2019 13:20:00
Open Europe's Anna Nadibaidze looks at how the composition of the new European Parliament would change after the UK's departure.
OE: Is Italy heading towards a debt crisis?10/06/2019 15:15:15
Amid budget disputes between the European Commission and Italy, Open Europe's Anthony Egan explores the risk of an Italian debt crisis.
OE: The Social Democrats have won Denmark’s general election – now for the hard part10/06/2019 13:20:00
Following the victory of the Social Democrats in Denmark’s general election, Open Europe’s Marcus Cadier argues that the centre-left party will have to position themselves carefully in the coming years if they are to keep their voting coalition intact.
OE: The selection of top EU jobs explained03/06/2019 15:25:00
Following the recent European elections, Open Europe’s Zoe Alipranti explains the path that lies ahead for the selection of top EU jobs.