In the Press - London's Hong Kong dreams

04 May 2016
"The idea that Britain could just leave and have complete regulatory autonomy is fanciful," said John Springford, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, a pro-European think-tank. "The reason for that should be obvious: London is the EU's principal wholesale financial centre. And there is no way the EU will allow for its financial centre to be outside the EU."

In the Press - The complicated process of leaving the EU

04 May 2016
Europe online
"The provisions of Article 50 make it clear that the divorce would be a time-consuming and cumbersome process," Agata Gostynska-Jakubowska of the Centre for European Reform said. "If the British vote to leave the EU, there will be no coming back."

In the Press - Britain will lose out on a world of trade if leaves EU

03 May 2016
The Yorkshire Post
It is acknowledged ​that the increase we have seen with trade in the EU is directly linked to our membership of it. The Centre for European Reform says that it has raised trade by 55 per cent, while the Government argue that it has done so by between 68 and 85 per cent. Whatever the exact figure, it is hard to deny that it is a substantial amount.

In the Press - ... more disappointing economic news emerges

02 May 2016
The Herald Scotland
David Bell also helpfully cites estimates (by the Centre for European Reform) of the UK and Scottish contributions to the EU Budget. The annual UK gross payment over the next few years is expected to be around £17 billion.

In the Press - British companies avoid taking sides in the debate over an EU exit

01 May 2016
The New York Times
Yet so far, the voice of business has been less full-throated than many analysts expected. "Business does seem strangely muted on this," said Simon Tilford, the deputy director of the Centre for European Reform, a research institute in London. "It has been surprising that so few internationally active businesses are prepared to speak out."

In the Press - How others see it: The European Union would suffer from Brexit

30 April 2016
The Economist
As the Centre for European Reform, a London-based think-tank, notes in a new report, a British departure would leave the EU “less liberal, more suspicious of science and more protectionist”.

In the Press - If it ain't broke, don't Brexit

30 April 2016
The Economist
In fact, trade between Britain and the rest of the EU is larger than geography alone would predict, according to a recent analysis by the Centre for European Reform, a think-tank. It calculates that the flow of goods and services across the Channel is 55% greater than distance and economic mass alone would imply.

In the Press - This week's Brexit briefing

29 April 2016
The Wall Street Journal
Here for the pro-EU Centre for European Reform, Agata Gostynska-Jakubowska drills deeper into the questions that surround Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the clause that most likely would have to be used to negotiate the UK's departure.