About: Simon Hix

Brexit 15-01-2018

A market that’s not on the menu

“If economic interests triumph, then we are looking at the EEA.” So said Norwegian political consultant Paal Frisvold of the UK’s future trade relations with the EU, addressing a EURACTIV event on the future of EU integration on Friday (12 January). And his view appears to be shared by the Scottish government.
Brexit 19-04-2016

Study: Brexit would leave EU more anti-nuclear, pro-financial transaction tax

A ‘Brexit’ would leave behind a more left-wing EU, keener on business regulation and a financial transaction tax and more anti-nuclear, according to research published today (19 April).
EU Priorities 2020 09-06-2009

Simon Hix: Centre-right won elections ‘on socialist ticket’

The European Parliament shifted to the right not because the centre-right won the EU elections, but rather due to the Socialists' inability to convince voters that they can tackle the economic crisis, Simon Hix, professor at the London School of Economics, told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 08-04-2009

Hix: Predicting ‘overall stability’ in next Parliament

Two months ahead of the European elections, British scholar Simon Hix predicts the next European Parliament will be more evenly divided between centre-right and centre-left, but the growing influence of Central and Eastern European MEPs will shift the power balance within the political groups.

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