Finance & Trade

  • Newman: UK Should Focus on Israel Trade After Brexit

    June 22, 2017

    Director of UK think tank Open Europe Henry Newman writes that, upon its exit from the EU, the UK should consider Israel as a priority partner with which it should negotiate a free trade deal to tap billion of pounds that would result from facilitating economic exchange between the two countries.

  • Report Explores Post-Brexit UK Trade Options

    June 06, 2017

    A recent report from think tank Open Europe explores how the UK should take advantage of new trade policy options and exploit its "soft power assets" in countries around the world to increase trade and spur economic progress after the country leaves the EU.

  • ECB Board Member Seeks Completion of Banking Union

    May 25, 2017

    In a set of talking points for a panel on "relaunching the eurozone," member of the executive board of the European Central Bank (ECB) Peter Praet promotes the need for an "ambitious timetable" to complete the EU's "banking union" in order to provide for centralized supervision of banks and a financial "backstop" to cover the risks of failing financial institutions.

  • EU Aims for Post-Brexit Eurozone Expansion

    May 24, 2017

    Reuters reports that the EU's economics commissioner Pierre Moscovici has previewed plans by the European Commission after Brexit to expand the eurozone by making the euro currency "attractive" enough that countries that have not yet adopted it view joining the currency as "an offer you cannot refuse."

  • EC Report Sets Roadmap for EU Cohesion Policy

    April 12, 2017

    The European Commission (EC) has released a report identifying the EU’s “low-income and low-growth regions” and laying out region-specific plans to spur growth and opportunities using EU Cohesion Policy funds pooled together by member states.

  • Think Tank Calls for Northern Ireland to Join EEA

    April 12, 2017

    The European Policy Centre has recommended that Northern Ireland join the European Economic Area (EEA) after the UK leaves the EU, which would give the country access to the EU single market while keeping them out of the customs union as part of the UK.

  • EU Brexit Guidelines Open Door for Trade Deal

    April 05, 2017

    The think tank Open Europe has published an analysis of draft Brexit negotiation guidelines from EU Council President Donald Tusk indicating that, while "the door is wide open" for negotiations on departure terms to run alongside talks on a future free trade deal, the UK may balk at demands such as those giving the Court of Justice of the EU a role in dispute settlement.

  • Newman: EU Members Can Achieve Trade Deal with UK

    April 05, 2017

    Henry Newman of the British think tank Open Europe outlines a number of major considerations and potential pitfalls in the upcoming negotiations between the UK and the EU and predicts that Britain stands a better chance at achieving a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU if it can coax other EU member states into taking on a muscular role in negotiations.

  • EU Pushes for Financial Services Integration

    April 05, 2017

    The European Commission has released a Consumer Financial Services Action Plan that will seek to further centralize EU financial services regulation to "prise open national barriers" preventin cross-border access to financial services across the bloc.

  • UK, Gulf States Eye Post-Brexit Trade Deal

    March 31, 2017

    Reuters reports that officials in a number of Gulf Arab states, including those in the Gulf Cooperation Council, are preparing proposals for free trade deals with Britain to be agreed immediately after the country leaves the EU.

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