Research & Press

CER podcast: CER researchers discuss the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome

24 March 2017
CER researchers discuss the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome. The EU has a great past, but what will its leaders do about its many challenges in the future?

The importance of a European foreign and security policy

23 March 2017
The Economist
But as Camino Mortera-Martinez of the Centre for European Reform points out, non-EU countries cannot participate in the European Arrest Warrant. 

Judy Asks: Has the EU forgotten its origins?

22 March 2017
Carnegie Europe
The EU has not forgotten its origins. But many ordinary Europeans do not know of them, or what the EU will be celebrating on March 25, 2017.

Between Russia and the EU, Eastern Europe's future is uncertain

22 March 2017
The Moscow Times
Eastern Europe, dotted with frozen conflicts of Russia’s making, is stuck in transition to an uncertain future.

Why Berlin won't give Theresa May an easy ride over Brexit

19 March 2017
The Observer
Germany's British exports are far less important to it than loyalty to the European project.

Why Brexit divorce talks don't favour Theresa May

17 March 2017
Bloomberg
Yet the longer talks go on without an agreement, the more pressure will build on May to accept any terms that she’s offered. That risks “economic chaos,” says Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform. “So if Britain wants a half-decent deal, it needs the goodwill of its partners.”

UK's Brexit fight with Scotland escalates as May rejects vote

17 March 2017
Japan Times
“What you have now is Sturgeon maneuvering to get May to offend as many Scots as possible and May trying to maneuver to offend as few as possible,” said Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the London-based Centre For European Reform.
TVN24 BiS: Brexit już niemal przesądzony. Co to oznacza dla Polaków

TVN24 BiS: Brexit już niemal przesądzony. Co to oznacza dla Polaków

16 March 2017
Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska talks to TVN24 BiS about what Brexit will mean for immigrants in Britain and for British people themselves.
TOK FM: Theresa May zapowiedziała uruchomienie Brexitu pod koniec marca

TOK FM: Theresa May zapowiedziała uruchomienie Brexitu pod koniec marca

16 March 2017
Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska speaks to TOK FM about the impending Brexit talks and what is to come over the next few months.

Who won the Dutch election, what happens now and what will Geert Wilders do next?

16 March 2017
The Express
Mr Wilders has got the second largest party and will play an important opposition role, according to Rem Korteweg, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform (CER). “He is going to keep ramming home his agenda," Mr Korteweg said today in the wake of the provisional election result last night.

One image perfectly captures why populists didn't win the Dutch election

16 March 2017
Quartz
Rem Korteweg, a senior research fellow at the think-tank Centre for European Reform (CER), says the French and Dutch political systems aren’t really comparable. “If you want to talk about the populist tide, the tide is still there,” he says, but “there are definitely breakwaters you need to take into account,” including how “the Dutch political system works.”

Relief washes over European leadership after Dutch vote

16 March 2017
The Boston Globe
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform, a London-based research organization, said the “Trump factor” had played a role in “making people think twice about voting for a populist, as people have seen that if you elect a populist you can get all kinds of wacky policies.” “At the same time,” he added, “we have seen a drop in populism in Europe since Brexit, as citizens have realized that, while a protest vote is fun, it can lead to the uncertainties of Brexit, which are not funny at all. That helped shift the mood in the Netherlands.”

Jesse Klaver, el Trudeau holandés que lleva a los Verdes a máximos

16 March 2017
El Espanol
"Los apoyos de los socialistas se han fragmentado. Muchos han ido a GroenLinks y su carismático nuevo líder", explica a EL ESPAÑOL el investigador holandés Rem Korteweg, del think tank Centre for European Reform.

One image perfectly captures why populists didn't win the Dutch election

16 March 2017
Quartz
Rem Korteweg, a senior research fellow at the think tank Centre for European Reform (CER), says the French and Dutch political systems aren’t really comparable. “If you want to talk about the populist tide, the tide is still there,” he says, but “there are definitely breakwaters you need to take into account,” including how “the Dutch political system works.”
BBC Radio 4: The World Tonight

BBC Radio 4: The World Tonight

15 March 2017
Charles Grant talks to The World Tonight about what could lie in store should Britain leave the EU without an exit deal (from 30.25).

CNN: Netherlands elections, after exit polls suggest Rutte ahead of Wilders

15 March 2017
Charles Grant speaks to Richard Quest on CNN to discuss the Dutch election result.

Hollanti äänestää ja Eurooppa jännittää – HS tapasi äänestäjiä pikkukaupungissa: ”Wilders ei saa nousta valtaan, hän on vaarallinen”

15 March 2017
Helsingin Sanomat
Mutta kyselyihin ei uskota Britannian brexit-äänestyksen ja Trumpin vaalivoiton jälkeisessä maailmassa. Hollantilaiset saattavat ujostella kertoa gallup-nikkareille tukevansa Wildersiä, kertoo Centre for European Reform -ajatushautomon tutkija Rem Korteweg.

Ban on head scarves at work is legal, EU court rules

14 March 2017
The New York Times
“It is a very bold step,” said Camino Mortera-Martinez, a research fellow at the Centre for European Reform in Brussels, describing the ruling as a landmark decision, if also a political and pragmatic one. “Recently we have seen the court being much more attentive to the political winds rather than being so legalistic, because of the recognition that the E.U. is at risk of collapse.”

British PM May faces fresh Brexit hurdles despite winning parliament approval

14 March 2017
The Straits Times
"The thing historians will think quite strange is that, given that there's no majority in the country and no majority in parliament for a hard Brexit, how are we getting a hard Brexit?" said Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform. "The answer is there's no opposition and the Tory party, although a lot of it is quite soft, they are very scared of the eurosceptic newspaper groups."

The four traps Theresa May must avoid in her EU divorce letter

14 March 2017
The Guardian
To avoid disaster, Britain’s prime minister needs to get article 50 talks off to a good start – and that begins when she writes to Donald Tusk.

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