Leaving behind the EU’s deadly addiction to deregulation

Patrick ten Brink is Head of Green Economy Programme and Director of Brussels Office at the Institute of European Environmental Policy. He purports that the EU’s deadly addiction to deregulation has created challenges for protecting the environment, and argues for more and better regulation instead. Continue reading Leaving behind the EU’s deadly addiction to deregulation

Brexit is not an escape from EU regulation

Piet Eeckhout, Professor of EU Law at UCL, explains how the argument for a UK exit of the EU on the basis that it would reduce ‘red tape’ for businesses is a false one. He notes that to benefit fully from the EU market, which is arguably one of the UK’s most important markets, the UK would still need to implement EU regulation but in … Continue reading Brexit is not an escape from EU regulation

EU Reform: What do we actually need?

Richard Corbett, a Member of the European Parliament from 1996-2009 and since 2014, explores what the term ‘EU reform’ means for the current UK government. With EU reform demands and strategies still clearly to be defined by the British Prime Minister David Cameron, UK senior officials have been working behind the scenes with their European partners to identify priorities for change. Which conclusions did they … Continue reading EU Reform: What do we actually need?