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Alemania y el Reino Unido o el nuevo eje europeo

Katinka Barysch
07 February 2013
BBC Mundo
"La política alemana de la posguerra se basa en la idea de una integración profunda con el resto de Europa. Por razones históricas, Alemania es muy reticente a liderar y prefiere actuar en el marco de la Unión Europea. El Reino Unido es exactamente lo opuesto", señaló a BBC Mundo Katinka Barysch del CER.

Dansk EU-rabat kan koste dyrt

06 February 2013
Information
John Springford, ekspert i EU’s budget ved London-tænketanken CER, peger på, at det netop ikke kun er penge, men også indflydelsen på de reformer, der ligger i budgetforslaget, som kan blive svækket, når et land stiller ultimative krav.

Britain should abandon hope of a revival in EU demand

04 February 2013
The Guardian
The British government's attempt to rebalance the UK economy has failed. In 2012, the deficit on the country's current account (the broadest measure of foreign trade) was larger than in any year since 1990.

Cameron should keep Britain in the fight against international crime

04 February 2013
E!Sharp
David Cameron wants the EU to re-double its efforts to boost economic growth, tackle climate change and fight terrorism and organised crime. That would make the Union more the kind of club that Britain wants to stay in, according to his Bloomberg speech in January.
But on the last of these...

'Reino Unido precisa se reposicionar com relação à UE', diz economista

Katinka Barysch
01 February 2013
Globo News
"A principal motivação do discurso e da proposta de um referendo é silenciar a oposição do Partido Conservador. O medo deles é que os eleitores passem para a extrema direita", diz a economista do CER Katinka Barysch.

In or out of the Union?

Charles Grant, Stephen Tindale
31 January 2013
Global Times
Charles Grant, director of the London-based think-tank the CER, pointed out that the essence of the "Brexit" (British exit) threat could be summed up as "give us what we want, by the deadline that we specify, or we may well leave the EU."

Interview with Charles Grant

30 January 2013
HRT International
Charles Grant, director of the CER dicusses David Cameron's EU speech on Croatian television.

Why combat role for US women could reverberate worldwide

Clara Marina O'Donnell
29 January 2013
Christian Science Monitor
"In many European countries, there are more restrictions on the duties women can perform in the armed forces than in the US. As a result, women play less of a prominent role," says Clara O'Donnell, of the CER.

Cameron's EU negotiations: How to spot if he's doing a good job

Stephen Tindale
28 January 2013
Politics.co.uk
"The talks are not likely to lead to agreement but it's conceivable they will," Stephen Tindale of the CER, says. "Either a freeze or a real terms cut would be an early sign of how much negotiating success Cameron can have in Europe."

Britain's trade deficit as worrying as its budget deficit

28 January 2013
The Guardian
Britain's poor record in exporting to the fast-growing economies of the developing world is said to be the reason for this weak performance. That's wrong, according to Simon Tilford, of the CER [in this insight article].

How might it feel out in the cold?

27 January 2013
Sunday Politics London
Simon Tilford, chief economist at the CER discusses how might it feel if the UK was to leave the EU. "We would be a less influencial country", he said.

Britain and the EU

26 January 2013
Polish Radio
Charles Grant speaks to Polish radio about Britain and the EU [in Polish].

German strength shows Europe's economic split

Philip Whyte
24 January 2013
The Wall Street Journal
"What we have is an extraordinarily weak periphery and a core that is not as strong as many people believe," Philip Whyte of the CER said. "Germany is not providing a huge impetus to the eurozone because it is still reliant on external demand for its growth," he said.

Britain could be on path to EU exit

Stephen Tindale
24 January 2013
Voice of America
"His [Cameron's] plan is impractical if it works because there would be lots of non-tariff barriers, different regulations, different standards, so products couldn't be as freely traded within Europe as they are at the moment," said Stephen Tindale of the CER.

Will other EU countries block any attempt by the UK to renegotiate its membership?

24 January 2013
City A.M
David Cameron seems to have made it his mission to frustrate other EU countries. This means his plea for renegotiation will be (largely) rebuffed. What has Cameron done to upset the others?

David Cameron's Europe speech - the key questions

23 January 2013
Channel 4 News
Charles Grant, director of the pro-European Centre for European Reform, told Channel 4 News: "If he thinks he can repatriate any significant powers in policy-making areas, he is wrong. If he asks for treaty opt-outs he will fail, but if he asks for reform he might succeed."

Cameron take note: International police work is no place for eurosceptic grandstanding

23 January 2013
The Independent
As Hugo Brady of the CER pointed out, why should member-states now acquiesce to British cherry-picking in policing and justice?

Abstimmung über EU-Zugehörigkeit: So what?

Katinka Barysch
23 January 2013
Handelsblatt
London ist gewohnt, die Linie vorzugeben, statt sich mühsam auf die Suche nach Kompromissen zu begeben. "London denkt viel mehr global als europäisch", sagt Katinka Barysch beim Centre for European Reform in London.

David Cameron's EU speech: A counterproductive strategy of blackmail

Katinka Barysch
23 January 2013
The Guardian
"Germany, France and other EU countries have indicated that they want to accommodate Cameron to help Britain to stay in the union" wrote Katinka Barysch, deputy director of the CER in a response to David Cameron's EU speech.