About: Jonathan Hill

Euro & Finance 12-10-2016

Do the member states even want a Capital Markets Union?

A year ago, Jonathan Hill launched the European Commission’s Action Plan for a Capital Markets Union. Progress has been limited, and responsibility rests with the member states. Michael Collins asks if their appetite is strong enough for the reforms needed.
Jean-Claude Juncker.
Elections 05-07-2016

How can the Commission president be replaced?

Nicholas Whyte contends that in the event of a vacancy at the top of the European Commission, the EPP vice-presidents are well-placed to fill it.
Brexit 01-07-2016

Let the British leave the EU – but do not throw them out

Offended eurocrats should resist the desire to punish the UK during the Brexit negotiations. Britain and the EU will suffer enough as it is, writes Christofer Fjellner.
Brexit 27-06-2016

Door-slamming reactions to the UK won’t help

The UK needs 12-16 weeks to order its affairs. In the meantime, door-slamming reactions from the EU can only be counterproductive, Sir Graham Watson writes.
Brexit 27-06-2016

Brexit, Europe’s OMG moment

Any gesturing on the side of the EU-27, or from the Union's institutions that smacks of hectoring, bullying, impatience or disrespect will make a bad situation worse, writes Dick Roche.
Brexit 26-05-2016

How to leave the European Union properly

After a raucous post-Brexit weekend, one assumes that the prime minister will make an apologetic statement to the House of Commons. Then, as bags are packed at Number 10, David will make his last appearance at the Council, writes Andrew Duff.
Euro & Finance 02-02-2016

Unlocking Europe’s business potential

With the Commission’s strong leadership on Capital Markets Union, Europe can give its dynamic businesses the tools they need to turn 2016 into the year of the unicorn, writes Michael Collins. 

Unpacking the CMU plan: Who will really benefit?

The European Commission’s plan for a Capital Market Union (CMU), brought the false promise of growth by supporting small and medium-sized businesses. In reality, it serves the interests of big investment banks, write a coalition of NGOs.
Pound sterling and euro notes
Brexit 30-06-2015

Cameron should not ignore EU Capital Markets Union reforms

Many small business in Europe struggle to get the financing they need. Here’s how to fix it, write Thomas Aubrey, Renaud Thillaye and Alastair Reed.
Brexit 21-01-2015

The EU was made in Britain

The United Kingdom is largely responsible for the EU’s predominantly liberal ethos and present geopolitical dimensions, writes Sir Michael Leigh.
Brexit 12-09-2014

The UK bagged a great Commission portfolio, now it must deliver

Jonathan Hill’s appointment to an influential portfolio provides an opportunity for the UK to work for the British people who see reform and change in the EU, not defeat and exit, as the real prize, writes Peter Wilding.

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