Press

Brexit campaigner Cummings pushes plan for second referendum

21 January 2016
Bloomberg Business
"They need a heavyweight to back the 'Out' campaign and they don't have one," said Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform in London.

Death of Jihadi John is propaganda win for the west - but the war goes on

Rem Korteweg
20 January 2016
Deutsche Welle
His [Jihadi John] death is certain to provide an element of comfort for both the US and UK governments, but militarily his death is of limited value, according to Rem Korteweg, a security and defense expert at the CER. "Militarily it won't make a difference on the ground in Syria and Iraq," he said. "(Emwazi) was a spokesman, he wasn't a senior commander."

W.Brytania.Eksperci: dobre, koncyliacyjne wystąpienie Szydło w PE

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
19 January 2016
Wyborcza
"Wystąpienia liderów innych frakcji PE mogły pokazać premier Szydło i jej zwolennikom, że sama Unia Europejska jest podzielona co do tego, czy działania Komisji są właściwe, czy też przekracza ona swoje kompetencje i prowadzi próbę konfrontacji sił z państwami członkowskimi" - dodała Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska z Centre for European Reform w Londynie.
Video speech by Sandro Gozi, 18 January 2016

Video speech by Sandro Gozi, 18 January 2016

Sandro Gozi
18 January 2016
Speech by Sandro Gozi, Undersecretary for Europe, Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Rome delivered to the CER/Istituto Affari Internazionali seminar on 'Between power and rules: The geopolitics of TTIP', Rome

Video speech by Marietje Schaake MEP

Marietje Schaake
18 January 2016
Speech by Marietje Schaake MEP delivered to the CER/Istituto Affari Internazionali seminar on 'Between power and rules: The geopolitics of TTIP', Rome

Free Lunch: Grumbling about German growth

18 January 2016
Financial Times
Behind the headline growth number, Christian Odendahl of the CER usefully sets out the good news and the bad news. Rewriting him slightly, the good news is that domestic demand is largely responsible for the growth pickup; the bad news is that domestic demand is not doing even more, in particular for boosting growth in other countries.

A background guide to 'Brexit' from the European Union

15 January 2016
The Economist
The effects of EU membership on trade patterns are difficult to measure, but John Springford of the Centre for European Reform and colleagues have carried out a modelling exercise which concluded that Britain's trade with the rest of the EU was 55 per cent greater than it would have been if outside. 

Is the euro a failure?

15 January 2016
Quartz
In November, 50 leading economists gathered near Oxford to debate the state of the eurozone. The conference report, compiled by the Centre for European Reform think-tank, is an admirably readable, yet nuanced account - and a welcome window into an erudite meeting of serious thinkers grappling with a crucial question: The shared currency has been disappointing, but is it doomed?

Global market rout shows mounting risks to world economy

15 January 2016
International Business Times
"I think there's a real risk of a new global downturn," said Simon Tilford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform in London. "What we are facing in China is not a moderation. It’s a huge adjustment. And that will have knock-on effects."
Seven shades of strife if Brexit goes ahead

Seven shades of strife if Brexit goes ahead

14 January 2016
The Irish Times
The CER has published a 13-page paper by Jean-Claude Piris in which he examines "the seven alternatives to EU membership" if Britain votes to leave. Put gently, this is code for seven shades of strife. Piris presents Brexit on a panorama beset with practical, political, economic and legal difficulty.
Brexit is the easy bit

Brexit is the easy bit

Jean-Claude Piris
12 January 2016
Financial Times
Voters should consider whether the cost in terms of prosperity and security is one they are prepared to pay, writes Jean-Claude Piris.

EU referendum: David Cameron's touted EU deal could face legal challenge

09 January 2016
The Independent
Charles Grant, the director of the Centre for European Reform, said that as long as any voucher system could be portrayed as being outside the conditions of employment, it could be deemed legal and "help young Brits avoid getting clobbered by the EU deal", and thus be politically useful to Downing Street.

Tok FM: David Cameron zabiega o poparcie dla reformy UE

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
08 January 2016
David Cameron zabiega o poparcie dla reformy UE. Rozmawiają Agata Gostyńska i Jakub Janiszewski

North East has more at stake than other UK regions in the EU referendum: But do people realise?

07 January 2016
The Huffington Post
In April last year, research from the Centre for European Reform showed why British exit from the EU risks hitting my home region harder than most, making already shocking levels of regional inequality worse. Poorer regions of the UK are more dependent on exports to the EU than richer ones.

Bez Brytyjczyków nie ma UE

07 January 2016
Rzeczpospolita
Sądzę, że tak. Tym bardziej że w praktyce takie ograniczenie dotyczyłoby bardzo niewielu osób – mówi „Rz" Ian Bond, dyrektor ds. zagranicznych londyńskiego Centre for European Reform (CER).
Will Iran and Saudi Arabia go to war?

Judy Asks: Will Iran and Saudi Arabia go to war?

Rem Korteweg
06 January 2016
Carnegie Europe
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe's role in the world.

UK and the EU: How to make a Brexit

05 January 2016
BBC Radio 4
"We don't have any trade negotiators in Whitehall - we haven't had any since 1973," said Charles Grant of the CER on a BBC Radio 4 programme 'How to make a Brexit'.

What could be the starting point for EU collapse?

05 January 2016
Sputnik News
"Given that by any objective measure the EU is in a terrible mess, I’m shocked that the 'in' campaign is still getting half," Charles Grant, director of the CER.

Unijne "sankcje" dla Polski? Europa ma większe problemy. Ale może być zmuszona zareagować

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
04 January 2016
Wiadomosci
To przygotowuje grunt dla Komisji Europejskiej do ewentualnego użycia "broni nuklearnej", czyli wszczęcia procedury z artykułu 7 - mówi Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, ekspert Centre for European Reform w Londynie.

A British exit could be just the start of Europe's unraveling in 2016

03 January 2016
The Washington Post
"Given that by any objective measure the EU is in a terrible mess, I'm shocked that the 'in' campaign is still getting half," said Charles Grant, director of the CER. Grant said he wants to see Britain remain part of the EU, but he is pessimistic that it will. Fears about immigration explain why.