Beth Oppenheim

Beth Oppenheim

Areas of expertise 

Britain and Europe and European foreign policy


CER podcast: Why Europe needs legal migration

13 March 2019
Beth Oppenheim and Camino Mortera-Martinez make the case for opening legal migration routes into the EU.

CER podcast: What next for Brexit?

04 March 2019
Beth Oppenheim asks Charles Grant to weigh up the possible Brexit scenarios: will Theresa May's deal make it through parliament, or will the UK end up with no deal, a general election, or a referendum?

CER podcast: The rule of law under threat

30 January 2019
Beth Oppenheim asks Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska about the latest developments in the rule of law dispute between Warsaw and Brussels, and how the EU should respond to democratic backsliding beyond the Polish case.

CER podcast: A guide to the withdrawal agreement

21 November 2018
Beth Oppenheim asks John Springford what is in the 585 page withdrawal agreement, and Charles Grant outlines what might happen next: will Theresa May and her withdrawal plan survive?

BBC World at One: Is a second referendum likely?

21 November 2018
Beth Oppenheim, a researcher at the Centre for European Reform, spoke on the World at One about the likelihood of a second referendum.

Direct democracy in the EU: The myth of a citizens' union

20 November 2018
Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska and Beth Oppenheim of the CER contributed a chapter titled 'Does democracy work in the UK?', see page 400, in 'Direct democracy in the EU: The myth of a citizens' union'.

As the situation in Gaza worsens, it's time for the EU to step in – Trump has proven the US can't help any more

The Independent
13 November 2018
The EU has leverage over both the Palestinian territories and Israel, and could use it to great effect.

CER podcast: The cost of Brexit to June 2018

24 October 2018
The UK economy is 2.5 per cent smaller as a result of the vote to leave the EU. John Springford talks to Beth Oppenheim about his latest analysis, how he has refined his modelling method and the implications of the findings. 

A second Brexit referendum is wishful thinking
19 October 2018
The UK's 2016 Brexit referendum was meant to put the vexed question of Britain's relationship with Europe to bed forever - it didn't.