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  • The EU cannot afford for the Brexit negotiations to fail

    The EU cannot afford for the Brexit negotiations to fail

    Daniel Mahoney | | Europe
    This article was intitally published on CapX on 2nd June 2017A lot has changed since the snap general election was announced on April 17th. While the Conservative Party started the campaign with a lead of more than 20 points over Labour, some opinion polls now have them with as little as ...
  • European Commission Proposals Threaten UK Ports Industry

    European Commission Proposals Threaten UK Ports Industry

    Daniel Mahoney | | Europe
    This article is taken from the CPS Economic Bulletin. To receive the bulletin to your inbox before it is published online, subscribe here. Next Tuesday, the EU Parliament will debate the Ports Services Regulation (PSR), put forward by the European Commission. This could be one of the last chances for the regulation to ...
  • Progress on Eurozone structural reforms

    Progress on Eurozone structural reforms

    Madeleine Thornton | | Europe
    The Eurozone crisis has given the EU a near impossible task: to identify a common interest among a set of increasingly heterogeneous nation states. Consequently, the economic union that the EU so desperately tries to promote is fragmenting: the UK electorate has called for an EU referendum and German taxpayers ...
  • Greece can learn from Britain's fixed rate disasters

    Greece can learn from Britain's fixed rate disasters

    Andrew Alexander | | Europe
    At least we are not part of the Eurozone – though it was a close run thing in 1997 and 2003 when two attempts were made to push us into the system with all the travails that would have involved.The British advice in today’s crisis is that Greece should somehow ...
  • Greece, the EU & NATO

    Greece, the EU & NATO

    Neil Barnett | | Europe
    The election of the leftist Syriza-led government in Greece is potentially a turning point in the history of the EU. The Mexican standoff between Greece and its bailout creditors is just one manifestation of a profound challenge: how does Europe’s political, economic and security architecture withstand the election of a ...
  • Better-Off-Outers have no chance without economics

    Better-Off-Outers have no chance without economics

    Adam Memon | | Europe
    Whilst supporters of Britain’s exit from the European Union seem to be on a little bit of a roll at the moment, they cannot win a campaign without economics. The TV debates between Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage were a resounding success for the UKIP leader. Neither Farage’s conspiracy theories ...
  • Miliband is fully committed to ever closer union

    Miliband is fully committed to ever closer union

    Adam Memon | | Europe
    So Ed Miliband claims in the FT today that he is against ever close union. He also says that if there is a future Treaty change which leads to a new transfer of power from Britain to the EU, then he will hold an IN/OUT referendum on our EU membership.One ...
  • 25 years on: the Bruges Speech

    25 years on: the Bruges Speech

    Lewis Brown | | Europe
    25 years ago today, Margaret Thatcher delivered her speech to the College of Europe, more famously known as "The Bruges Speech", at the Bruges Belfrey. WATCH:  Full text courtesy of The Thatcher Foundation. 

    BRITAIN AND EUROPE

    Mr. Chairman, you have invited me to speak on the subject of Britain and Europe. Perhaps I should congratulate ...
  • Getting business leaders to examine the effects of the current EU relationship on business regulation is a good step

    Getting business leaders to examine the effects of the current EU relationship on business regulation is a good step

    Ryan Bourne | | Europe
    The Prime Minister is in Brussels for the EU Leaders Summit, and has just announced that he is setting up a task-force of business people to examine the current state of Britain’s relationship with the EU in terms of business regulation.  The aim is that the business people, which I ...
  • A liberal case for a preemptive and orderly default on French sovereign debt

    A liberal case for a preemptive and orderly default on French sovereign debt

    Gaspard Koenig | | Europe
    Gaspard Koenig is a French liberal author and politician. The first meeting of his French think tank 'Génération Libre', took place at the Centre for Policy Studies late last year. In this guest post, Gaspard writes on the conclusions and recommendations of GL's first report. You can follow him on Twitter @gaspard2012.The issue of public ...
  • The French Central Bank Governor is right, but he needs to be able to practice what he preaches

    The French Central Bank Governor is right, but he needs to be able to practice what he preaches

    Gaspard Koenig | | Europe
    Gaspard Koenig is a French liberal author and politician. The first meeting of his French think tank 'Génération Libre', took place at the Centre for Policy Studies late last year. You can follow him on Twitter @gaspard2012. In his annual letter to the French President sent on the 27th of May, Christian Noyer, ...
  • Better Off Out?

    Better Off Out?

    Ryan Bourne | | Europe
    This article is an excerpt from our Growth Bulletin, authored by Ryan Bourne and Tim Knox. To read the full article, click here. To sign up for our mailings, use the form on the left of our newsletter page. The great majority of the Conservative party is clear that Britain's relationship with ...
  • Another view from Washington DC: the State Department and EU are natural allies

    Another view from Washington DC: the State Department and EU are natural allies

    Ted Bromund | | Europe
    I hate to disagree with Dan Hannan about the European Union, but this time, he's 100% wrong.In his energetic response to Philip Gordon's ill-conceived request that Britain forget about recovering its sovereignty and protecting its democracy, Hannan argues that the State Department wants Britain in the EU because the U.S. ...
  • The Return of the Guilty Men?

    The Return of the Guilty Men?

    Ryan Bourne | | Europe
    The more things change, the more they stay the same. In late 2011 the Centre for Policy Studies published Peter Oborne’s ‘Guilty Men’, which sought to catalogue many of the arguments and scare -stories used by those who wanted Britain to join the euro in the 1990s. Over the past ...
  • Génération Libre

    Génération Libre

    Gaspard Koenig | | Europe
    Gaspard Koenig is a French liberal author and politician. The first meeting of his French think tank 'Génération Libre', which launches in the New Year, took place at the Centre for Policy Studies earlier this month. You can follow him on Twitter @gaspard2012. French people are famous for endless debates and arguments. Any foreigner ...