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EMU brutality in Greece has destroyed the trust of Europe's Left

15 July 2015
The Telegraph
"What I find worrying is that so few political figures in Germany seem troubled by the spectacle of Greece being humiliated in this way. The Germans have somehow turned everything around and think that they are the victims," said Simon Tilford of the CER.

Video on: Westminster's scrutiny of European affairs

Video on: Westminster's scrutiny of European affairs

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
15 July 2015
Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska discusses her most recent CER publication 'A ten-point plan to strengthen Westminster's oversight of EU policy'.
See her publication here.

The eurozone’s fault lines

14 July 2015
The New York Times
Without crucial reforms, the currency union is likely to remain in a political no man's land, whatever happens to Greece.

The Greek bailout deal resolves nothing

14 July 2015
The Huffington Post
The new bailout deal signals Greece's capitulation to its creditors, something which has important ramifications for the bailout's success. Even if the deal makes it through the Greek parliament in the coming weeks, the programme's economic incoherence will make it fall apart.

Third Greek rescue deal met with widespread scepticism

14 July 2015
Financial Times
"Greece's third bailout is bound to fail for the same reasons that the last two programmes did," said Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform think-tank. "A government who... claimed to be ending austerity will now be forced to do the opposite."

Greek deal poisons Europe as backlash mounts against 'neo-colonial servitude'

14 July 2015
The Telegraph
Christian Odendahl and John Springford from the CER said the new bail-out "resolves nothing" and is likely to fall apart even if it gets through the Greek parliament. It repeats the errors of previous packages that imposed self-defeating levels of fiscal contraction.

Germany yet to swallow some economic medicine prescribed for Greece

14 July 2015
The Wall Street Journal
"The attitude in Germany and in policy circles is that we don’t have a problem, so we get the luxury of keeping distortions of the free market," said Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform, a think-tank in London.

Greek PM faces new battle to secure bailout approval

14 July 2015
Voice of America
John Springford of the CER said, "It just repeats what was done before. And what happened before was that austerity killed growth and it raised unemployment. And it damaged the legitimacy of the economic reforms which the creditors insisted upon."

Who was the boss in the Greek talks?

Rem Korteweg
14 July 2015
CNBC
"What you saw happening is basically the creditors able to get their way in a manner that suggests the euro zone isn't necessarily the community of values we thought it was, but a transaction framework where those with power are able to get their way," Rem Korteweg, a senior researcher at the CER in London, told CNBC.

For France, mission accomplished as 'Grexit' averted

Rem Korteweg
13 July 2015
Reuters
"If 'Grexit' is avoided, it will show that Hollande has been a bridge-builder and helped avoid a geo-political catastrophe," said Rem Korteweg, senior researcher at the London-based Centre for European Reform think-tank.

Porozumienie w sprawie Grecji, czyli porażka dla Europy

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
13 July 2015
Wiadomosci
Przygotowany przez niemieckie ministerstwo finansow dokument przedstawiający tzw. tymczasowy ‘grexit’, choć formalnie nie byl dyskutowany podczas szczytu, mial za zadanie dodatkowo oslabic pozycję negocjacyjną Grekow - mówi w rozmowie z WP Agata Gostyńska, CER.

Deal on Greek debt crisis exposes Europe’s deepening fissures

Rem Korteweg
13 July 2015
The New York Times
Together with the migration crisis and Greece, these represent “the four horsemen” circling around Europe’s future, said Rem Korteweg of the Centre for European Reform, a research institution based in London.

Greece could be grinding toward a deal

10 July 2015
CBS News
'The Greek side wanted the issue that Greek debt is unsustainable to be tackled in any new agreement," wrote Christian Odendahl, chief economist of the London-based Centre for European Reform.

Will the ongoing Greek crisis have a positive impact on Britain's renegotiation with the EU?

08 July 2015
City A.M
John Springford, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, says No
Those who believe that an embattled EU, weakened by an ongoing Greek crisis – or worse, Grexit – would give big concessions to David Cameron are misguided.

Greece seeks new bailout, pledges reforms

08 July 2015
Voice of America
Christian Odendahl of the CER, believes there is still a chance for a deal that will also pass muster in Germany, Greece's biggest creditor. He said, "I think the probability for an agreement is still relatively high, because no side really wants Greece to leave the eurozone, to default and so forth."

The Greeks got to vote. Now the rest of the eurozone will get its turn

07 July 2015
Quartz
To get these leaders on side, Greece needs to engage in a "rhetorical disarmament," Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the CER think-tank, tells Quartz.

After "no" vote, Greece needs a "yes" from Europe

07 July 2015
CBS Money Watch
"The referendum has made the political situation in creditor countries much more difficult," said Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform, a London-based think-tank, in an interview with CBS Money Watch.

Grecia, Tilford: "All'Ue serve un asse Roma-Parigi"

07 July 2015
Lettera 43
L'economista Tilford: "Sì a un asse franco-italiano per salvare Atene" E su Renzi: «Scenda in campo prima che tutto degeneri". La locomotiva tedesca si è fermata all'ingresso di Atene. E lascia il passo a quella franco-italiana. Questa volta non è infatti la Germania a potere salvare la Grecia e tutta...

Die EU-Gegner Europas feiern das Ochi der Griechen

07 July 2015
Die Welt
Simon Tilford vom CER hält das Votum in Griechenland für "das Letzte, was Cameron braucht". Einerseits werde man in Brüssel jetzt noch weniger Zeit und Verständnis für Camerons innerparteiliche Probleme haben.

Merkel's German critics say Greek bailout was doomed from start

07 July 2015
The Wall Street Journal
"Merkel now has very limited political space within which to maneuver because domestic public opinion has become strongly anti-Greece," said Simon Tilford, deputy director of the CER who believes Germany pushed too much austerity onto euro-crisis-stricken countries.