Research

Into the bazaar of EU-Turkey relations

Into the bazaar of EU-Turkey relations

Rem Korteweg
23 March 2016
If the EU is more strategic in dealing with Turkey, it can pursue its interests without compromising its values.
Why the EU's market matters to Britain

Why the EU's market matters to Britain

23 March 2016
Three economic rules explain why the UK should prioritise trade with the EU over the rest of the world.

Time for a regime change in Frankfurt

08 March 2016
To get eurozone inflation back to the 'close to 2 per cent' target, the ECB needs to be much bolder – and needs fiscal help.

Would an 'independent' Britain want to join the single market?

24 February 2016
Three economic rules mean that Britain would seek to join the EU's single market if it were not already a member.
Deal done: Now for the hard work

Deal done: Now for the hard work

20 February 2016
David Cameron did better than expected at last night's EU summit. But the deal will sway few voters, and Cameron must now make the case for the EU.
The refugee crisis: Fixing Schengen is not enough

The refugee crisis: Fixing Schengen is not enough

17 February 2016
Europe's refugee crisis is a foreign policy crisis with domestic spill-over; it has to be solved abroad as well as at home.
No denial: How NATO can deter a creeping Russian threat

No denial: How NATO can deter a creeping Russian threat

Rem Korteweg, Sophia Besch
09 February 2016
Russia is sowing uncertainty about its intentions on NATO's eastern borders. At the Warsaw Summit in June, NATO should take steps to strengthen its deterrence.
Cameron's EU deal is far from fixed

Cameron's EU deal is far from fixed

08 February 2016
In the run-up to the European Council on February 18th and 19th David Cameron is fighting to improve his deal on EU reform. Others are resisting.
Brexit and EU regulation: A bonfire of the vanities?

Brexit and EU regulation: A bonfire of the vanities?

03 February 2016
EU rules are no straitjacket for the British economy, and repealing them would be damaging: divergent regulations between the EU and the UK would curb trade and investment.
Poland: Europe's new enfant terrible?

Poland: Europe's new enfant terrible?

22 January 2016
Poland's new government is copying some of Viktor Orbán's worst policies. Hungary got away with defiance, but Poland may not.
Can the eurozone shake off the global gloom?

Can the eurozone shake off the global gloom?

22 January 2016
The global economy has shifted from being the potential saviour of the eurozone economy to an additional source of uncertainty for it.
The Brexit equation: EU minus UK = ?

The Brexit equation: EU minus UK = ?

22 January 2016
Brexit would change the EU as well as the UK. What kind of partner would a diminished EU be for Britain and the rest of the world?

European competitiveness, revisited

19 January 2016
European ‘competitiveness’ should be defined as productivity, and the policies to raise it are complex and counter-specific. Raising ‘competitiveness’ also requires more, not less democracy.
No, Spain is not 'different': It too needs a grand coalition

No, Spain is not 'different': It too needs a grand coalition

15 January 2016
After last month’s elections, where no party obtained an outright majority, Spain needs a grand coalition to secure constitutional reform and face the Catalan problem.
If the UK votes to leave: The seven alternatives to EU membership

If the UK votes to leave: The seven alternatives to EU membership

Jean-Claude Piris
12 January 2016
Post-Brexit, if Britain wants access to the single market, it must accept EU rules and free movement, and pay into its budget.

Has the euro been a failure?

11 January 2016
The euro has not been a positive economic and political force. But keeping the single currency together could still be less risky than dismantling it.

Cameron's security gamble: Is Brexit a strategic risk?

21 December 2015
Britain has shown its international ambitions with airstrikes in Syria and an important defence and security review. But the referendum on EU membership threatens Britain's interests.

The continental view of Cameron's renegotiation

16 December 2015
David Cameron’s insistence on excluding migrants from in-work benefits means that he cannot strike a deal on EU reform at this week’s summit.
Cameron's EU reforms: Will Europe buy them?

Cameron's EU reforms: Will Europe buy them?

14 December 2015
At the European Council on 17 December David Cameron's reform proposals will get a mixed reception. Which ideas will get most backing, and from whom?