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Brussels to pare back EU regulation to quell criticism

02 October 2013
Business Recorder
"One driving force of British euroscepticism is the belief that the Commission is a regulatory machine that has run out of control," said Charles Grant of the CER. "Any further initiatives to cut red tape may help to alleviate eurosceptic concerns in the UK a little."

Video interview on 'Is immigration a reason for Britain to leave the EU?

01 October 2013
John Springford discusses his latest policy brief on the impact of EU migration on Britain’s economy: 'Is immigration a reason for Britain to leave the EU?'

Rutte en Cameron delen de diagnose, maar niet de remedie

Rem Korteweg
01 October 2013
Clingendael, Internationale Spectator
De Britse premier David Cameron is op zoek naar bondgenoten om zign Europese hervormings-agenda te verwezenlijken. Londen wil bevoegdheden terughalen uit Brussel en de voorwaarden van het Britse EU-lidmaatschap heronderhandelen.

Rutte en Cameron delen de diagnose, maar niet de remedie

Rem Korteweg
01 October 2013
Clingendael, Internationale Spectator
De Britse premier David Cameron is op zoek naar bondgenoten om zign Europese hervormings-agenda te verwezenlijken. Londen wil bevoegdheden terughalen uit Brussel en de voorwaarden van het Britse EU-lidmaatschap heronderhandelen.

Never closer Union

30 September 2013
The Independent
But, as Charles Grant of the CER noted earlier this month, things have changed since Cameron’s speech: Twelve months ago, German officials were all for treaty change; six months ago, they really hoped it would be possible, but recognised that it might not be.

Interview with Ian Bond

27 September 2013
Malina TV [Russia]
Ian Bond spoke to Malina TV in Yekaterinburg, Russia. He analysed what falling European defence budgets and a rising Russian one tell us about governmental priorities; and what the recent vote in Parliament against military action in Syria means for UK-US relations.

Huawei's European jobs boost raises suspicions

Rem Korteweg
26 September 2013
Asian Correspondent
"I think it is fair to assume that Huawei’s decision to create 5,500 jobs in Europe is related to these potential investigations by the Commission," said Rem Korteweg, of the CER... "My best estimate is that the Commission is intent on reaching a settlement with China, not start a trade war.

O que fará Merkel com a sua vitória?

22 September 2013
Publico
"Nos meios governamentais de Berlim espera-se que, depois das eleições, seja possível recomeçar a negociar com Paris um grande compromisso" sobre o futuro da Europa, escreve Charles Grant, director do CER.

Who do you think you’re kidding, Mr Schäuble?

Holger Schmieding, Paul De Grauwe
19 September 2013
The Telegraph
There is also a little bit of truth in the standard German analysis of why the aftershock of the financial crisis has proved quite so devastating for the eurozone. This was well articulated at a CER event in London this week by Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenburg Bank.

Eurosceptics poised for German breakthrough, hurting Merkel

19 September 2013
Reuters
Simon Tilford of the CER, said the likelihood of further bailouts "will play into the hands of those in Germany who see the euro as a mistake"."There is a chance that over time anti-euro feeling could increase and it could now find political representation."

Video interview on 'The future of Europe's economy: Disaster or deliverance?'

18 September 2013
Simon Tilford discusses the CER's latest report 'The future of Europe's economy: Disaster or deliverance?' by Paul De Grauwe, George Magnus, Thomas Mayer and Holger Schmieding.

Will Assad deliver for Putin?

Rem Korteweg, Judy Dempsey
18 September 2013
Carnegie Europe
Following a Russian initiative, Moscow and Washington have reached an agreement that calls for Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons to be removed or destroyed by mid-2014.

France-Allemagne, deux conceptions de la puissance

15 September 2013
Le Monde
Pour Charles Grant, du Centre for European Reform, à Londres, "l'Allemagne est le grand problème" de la politique européenne de sécurité, car soit elle reste soit neutre, soit elle défend ses propres intérêts.

Continuidad o cambio en Alemania?

12 September 2013
ESglobal
Independientemente de lo que voten los alemanes el 22 de septiembre, la actitud de Berlín respecto a la UE no va a cambiar gran cosa.

Royal Mail sell-off leaves Postman Pat confused

12 September 2013
Financial Times
The missing bit of the narrative is the role played by allies of the UK. The latter-day Bluchers vital to the defeat of a Tobin tax were German industrialists, according to Simon Tilford of the Centre for European Reform.

German elections 2013: 'Do as we do' will remain the message to Europe

10 September 2013
The Guardian
"However the Germans vote on 22 September, Berlin's attitude to the EU is not going to change much," Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform, wrote this week. Most analysts agree.

Ragadós lesz-e a brit minta nálunk?

10 September 2013
Alapblog [Hungary]
Lengyelországban és Magyarországon sokkal inkább hasonlít az európai unióban kételkedők, a nacionalisták érvelése Putyinéhoz, mint a brit konzervatívokéhoz.

Has Berlusconi finally run out of political lives?

08 September 2013
The New York Times
"It could potentially be very significant," said Simon Tilford, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform in London. "Political instability in Italy is more of a concern than in Spain, Portugal or Greece."

Syria crisis reveals new paradigm

05 September 2013
The New York Times
The vote in Parliament "could turn out to be the signal for a strategic shift in favor of insularity," said Ian Bond, a foreign policy specialist at the CER. British lawmakers risked "sending the message that in the future the UK will be content to stay on the sidelines, regardless of what is happening in distant lands."

USA's lille hjælper vil selv

Clara Marina O’Donnell
05 September 2013
Information
"Konflikten i Syrien er et eksempel på, hvor svært det er at blive enig om en fælles politik i Europa – men selv hvis der var enighed, kunne vi så gå ind? Faktum er, at mange europæiske lande ikke har de våben, der skal til, og dem, der har sofisti-kerede missiler, har langt mindre wbeholdninger end amerikanerne," siger Clara Marina O’Donnell, der CER.