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The problem with English

12 January 2017
Financial Times
“The British political class is astonishingly ignorant of the EU, whether they are pro it or against,” says Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform.

Seven Brexit strategies Theresa May could use to erode EU unity

12 January 2017
Bloomberg
“Even after Brexit, the EU and the UK will have a mutual interest in close defense and security relations,” Sophia Besch, research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, said in a note. “While it would make sense for Europeans to co-ordinate their response to Brexit and the Trump presidency in defense matters, unity is by no means predetermined.”

Judy Asks: Can Europe defeat Russian disinformation?

11 January 2017
Carnegie Europe
You cannot defeat disinformation: it is a tactic, not an enemy in its own right. But Europe can counter it, and do so more effectively.

Brexit-folk er ikke globaliseringstabere

09 January 2017
Politiken
Siden et flertal af briterne i juni sidste år stemte for at forlade EU, har politikere og analytikere kaldt det et oprør fra vælgere, der er blevet ramt af globaliseringens ulemper og stigende ulighed.

Polskie Radio 24: W marcu nastąpi rozpoczęcie procedury Brexitu

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
08 January 2017
Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska speaks to Polskie Radio about Theresa May's interview for Sky News where she said Britain would activate article 50 by the end of March 2017.

Det store valgår 2017 kan for altid forandre Europa

Rem Korteweg
08 January 2017
Berlingske
"Hvis det bliver med Fillon som modkandidat i anden runde, så har Le Pen faktisk en chance, fordi de mere venstreorienterede vælgere ikke kan lide Fillon, og derfor måske bliver hjemme eller ligefrem stemmer på Le Pen. Det kan ikke længere udelukkes, og Le Pen som præsident vil være en tidsindstillet bombe under EU," siger Rem Korteweg, som er seniorforsker ved tænketanken Centre for European Reform, der arbejder for et reformeret og styrket EU.

Unia Europejska: Niewiarygodna Bułgaria liderem

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
07 January 2017
Pierwsza prezydencja jest zawsze okazją do pokazania się od dobrej strony i poprawienia swoich notowań – mówi „Rzeczpospolitej" Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, ekspertka think tanku Centre for European Reform w Londynie. Według niej wszystkie dotychczasowe prezydencje nowych państw członkowskich (czyli tych, które dołączały do Unii od 2003 r.) były w miarę udane. W tym ostatnia – estońska – zakończona 31 grudnia 2017 r.

Cameron's failure looms over May's Brexit task

06 January 2017
Financial Times
“It seems No 10 is overcompensating for the perceived errors Cameron made by depending too much on his close ties with Merkel,” said Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform.

Sir Ivan Rogers' resignation an opportunity for Brexit Britain

06 January 2017
The Mirror
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform said: "Hardline eurosceptics criticised him for advising Cameron on the limits of what he could ask for in his renegotiation, but he told the truth - that the 27 were not prepared to give more than they offered."

Nicola Sturgeon softens Scottish stance on Brexit

06 January 2017
Financial Times
Charles Grant, director of the think-tank Centre for European Reform who has advised Ms Sturgeon, said at the time that "quite a lot of EU countries", including Spain, would oppose such an arrangement.

Rude awakening for Brexit diplomacy

05 January 2017
EU Observer
“Hardline eurosceptics criticised him [Ivan Rogers] for advising Cameron on the limits of what he could ask for in his renegotiation, but he told the truth - that the 27 were not prepared to give more than they offered,” says Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform.

UK's resigning diplomat critical of Brexit planning

05 January 2017
New Europe
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform, a London-based think tank that is broadly pro-EU but advocates reform, said the resignation will make May’s task of securing a good deal for Britain “significantly harder”.

Tok FM: Jak rezygnacja ze stanowiska brytyjskiego ambasadora przy UE może wpłynąć na procedurę Brexitu?

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
04 January 2017
Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska speaks to TOK FM about the resignation of Ivan Rogers and the potential effects on Brexit negotiations.

'Speak truth to power', departing envoy tells UK Brussels staff

04 January 2017
Financial Times
Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform said in a tweet on Tuesday: "Ivan Rogers’ resignation makes a good deal on Brexit less likely. One of the very few people at top of Brit government who understands [the] EU."

Britain's EU ambassador resigns weeks before Brexit talks

03 January 2017
Financial Times
Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform said in a tweet on Tuesday: "Ivan Rogers' resignation makes a good deal on Brexit less likely. One of the very few people at the top of the British government who understands the EU".

Economists dispute claim that Brexit could create 400,000 jobs

03 January 2017
The Guardian
Simon Tilford, the deputy director of the Centre for European Reform thinktank, said Change Britain “seem to assume that leaving the deepest and biggest customs union and free trade agreement in the world, the EU, with which we do half of our trade, will not have any negative economic implications and will not cost employment – that’s an unserious proposition.”

UK ambassador to EU quits amid Brexit row

03 January 2017
The Guardian
Charles Grant, the director of the Centre for European Reform, tweeted that Rogers’ resignation meant the UK had lost one of its most experienced EU negotiators at a crucial juncture.
“The EU 27 will take Rogers’ resignation as a sign that May’s government prefers to placate hardline sceptics than keep its top EU expert,” Grant said.

Brexit blow: UK's top EU diplomat quits as Article 50 deadline looms

03 January 2017
International Business Times
Simon Tilford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform, spoke to IBTimes UK about Rogers' resignation.