British officials in Brussels and the UK’s policy leverage

Posted by European Movement on 29/07/14

by Gergely Polner, Head of EU Affairs, British Bankers Association/// There have been media reports for years about the decreasing influence of the UK in Brussels. Due to increasing concerns inside the City, we decided to take a detailed look at the problem and design possible remedies. What we have found is different from the clichés [...]

Business-as-usual is the big risk for this European Parliament

Posted by European Movement on 14/07/14

by Jean Lambert MEP, Greens, London /// I was at the Green/EFA Group’s hearing for the European Commission President-designate, Mr Juncker. As far as I am concerned the priorities of the next Commission should be to deliver a low-carbon economy, to seriously tackle the gross economic and social inequalities within the EU and to connect people to policy and process. [...]

What now for the UK and Europe?

Posted by European Movement on 11/07/14

by Vicky Pryce, chief Economic Advisor at the Centre for Economics and Business Research and former Joint Head of the Government’s Economic Service. /// Cameron’s decision to oppose Jean-Claude Juncker’s nomination to be the new head of the European Commission has been viewed with bemusement in some quarters and with disbelief in others. With bemusement [...]

MAC report sets the record straight on migration

Posted by European Movement on 07/07/14

By Petros Fassoulas, Chairman of the European Movement UK This blog was first published on the British Influence site The report by the government’s Migration Advisory Council (MAC) comes to add to a paramount body of scientific evidence that for years now has supported the view that immigration from EU member states has an overall positive [...]

Could the results of the EP elections strengthen Putin’s hand?

Posted by European Movement on 08/06/14

by Kevin Hannon, Chairman of the European Movement’s Midlands Branch// “Where the enemies breed destructions, sow seeds of startling lights.” Ben Okri The results of the EP elections will have caused dismay in many European capitals and no doubt in Washington. In Moscow they will have an opposite effect. President Putin must be delighted to [...]

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