Beth Oppenheim

Beth Oppenheim

Areas of expertise 

Brexit, European foreign policy, Europe/Middle East relations, migration


UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia have been found unlawful – this could end the war in Yemen

The Independent
20 June 2019
The UK knew the Saudi-led coalition was bombing Yemeni civilians and yet it carried on selling arms. Why has it taken legal action to force the British government to abide by national, EU and international law?

CER podcast: The Big European Sort? The diverging fortunes of Europe's regions

19 June 2019
Beth Oppenheim talks to John Springford and Christian Odendahl about regional divergence across the EU.

CER podcast: European Parliament elections special

20 May 2019
Beth Oppenheim talks to the CER's experts about the upcoming European Parliament elections.

CER podcast: Europe and Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi

24 April 2019
Sophia Besch asks Beth Oppenheim whether the European-Saudi relationship has changed after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi last October.

Judy Asks: Is Brexit bad for Europe?

Carnegie Europe
11 April 2019
Yes – and that’s not just British hubris. True, Britain has always been an awkward member of the EU, pushing back against continental hopes for a more federalist Union.

CER podcast: The cost of Brexit to December 2018

10 April 2019
The UK economy is 2.5 per cent smaller as a result of the vote to leave the EU. John Springford talks to Beth Oppenheim about his latest analysis and draws some political lessons from the findings.

CER podcast: Why Europe needs legal migration

13 March 2019
Beth Oppenheim and Camino Mortera-Martinez make the case for opening legal migration routes into the EU.

CER podcast: What next for Brexit?

04 March 2019
Beth Oppenheim asks Charles Grant to weigh up the possible Brexit scenarios: will Theresa May's deal make it through parliament, or will the UK end up with no deal, a general election, or a referendum?

CER podcast: The rule of law under threat

30 January 2019
Beth Oppenheim asks Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska about the latest developments in the rule of law dispute between Warsaw and Brussels, and how the EU should respond to democratic backsliding beyond the Polish case.