Research

Genetically modified crops: Time to move on from theological dispute

Genetically modified crops: Time to move on from theological dispute

Stephen Tindale
30 January 2015
GMOs should not be supported or opposed as a single technology. The compromise that the Juncker Commission has negotiated must now be implemented.
Counter-terrorism

After Paris: What’s next for the EU’s counter-terrorism policy?

27 January 2015
After the Paris shootings, the EU should focus on advancing its already-agreed counter-terrorism agenda, while ensuring a fair balance between privacy and security.
The implications of Syriza’s victory

The implications of Syriza’s victory

26 January 2015
Greece is not at imminent risk of leaving the euro. But the negotiations will be difficult and uncertainties over Greece's membership will persist.
Quantitative easing alone will not ward off deflation

Quantitative easing alone will not ward off deflation

21 January 2015
Quantitative easing alone will do little to boost the eurozone economy. The ECB needs to shift expectations and this requires a different approach to monetary policy.
Mogherini's mission

Mogherini's mission: Four steps to make EU foreign policy more strategic

Rem Korteweg
19 January 2015
EU foreign policy can become more strategic‎ with bureaucratic changes, a new security strategy and more committed capitals.
Greece will remain in the euro for now

Greece will remain in the euro for now

16 January 2015
Neither Greece nor the eurozone want Grexit, and it is unlikely to happen. But neogiations will be difficult and uncertainties over Greece's membership will persist.
EU-Israel relations

EU-Israel relations: Confrontation or co-operation?

18 December 2014
The EU’s decision to get tougher on Israel’s settlements can damage beneficial co-operation. Steps can be taken in order to manage these tensions.
Germany and the eurozone: The view from Paris

Germany and the eurozone: The view from Paris

16 December 2014
The French are gloomy about their relationship with the Germans and the chances of economic growth. But they are working on new ideas for eurozone governance.
Cameron's migration speech

Cameron's migration speech and EU law: Can he change the status quo?

04 December 2014
The reforms to the benefits system proposed by Cameron will be difficult to negotiate and may require treaty change. Reforms should not lead to a Brexit.
The ECB is not the German central bank

The ECB is not the German central bank

02 December 2014
The ECB should stop waiting for German approval of more aggressive monetary policy, and Germany should back the ECB more openly.
Public investment: A modest proposal

Public investment: A modest proposal

01 December 2014
A eurozone-wide public investment stimulus is neither impossible nor mad, but should be part of a strategy to pull the economy off the rocks.
How free is free movement?

Free movement: Why Britain does not need to change the rules

27 November 2014
Free movement is good for Britain’s economy. Britain will struggle making the case for reform.
Ukraine after the elections

Ukraine after the elections: Democracy and the barrel of a gun

27 November 2014
Ukraine’s elections were good news, but there is plenty of bad: political, economic and military.
Energy and what it should be

What should an energy union cover?

Nick Butler
27 November 2014
Energy union should result in a connected European energy market, not a single buyer for imported gas.
Hungary and the West: We need to talk about Viktor

Hungary and the West: We need to talk about Viktor

26 November 2014
Hungary under Viktor Orban is backsliding on democratic values. Member-states need to look for ways to bring Orban back into liberal European mainstream.
Iran nuclear talks: Patience is a virtue

Iran nuclear talks: Patience is a virtue

Rem Korteweg
13 November 2014
The EU and US should extend the nuclear negotiations with Iran. The falling oil price could pressure Tehran to compromise.
Does a eurozone slump make Brexit more likely?

Does a eurozone slump make Brexit more likely?

10 November 2014
Eurozone stagnation will encourage migration to Britain, boost its EU budget contributions, and rebalance its trade towards non-EU markets. This will embolden eurosceptics.