In Charles Grant’s words, “The future of the EU means fixing the euro, and the French have a plan, and the Germans reject it. Nothing else, e.g. Brexit, matters a lot. The French understand that the euro may be doomed unless the Germans shift their position, which they are not doing.”
The Centre for European Reform argued that: "Europe should not dismantle Schengen, but improve it, by processing refugees more effectively, deploying many more border guards at Europe's outer borders and improving sharing intelligence among the member-states."
Charles Grant, director of the CER, sees a congruence of interests between far-right anti-immigrant politicians and the Islamic State. Grant argues that jihadist militants want to provoke far-right politicians like Le Pen, leader of France's National Front, who even before the attacks was riding high in opinion polls.
Charles Grant, director of the CER warned that Islamic State wanted its attacks to bolster far-Right politicians like Marine Le Pen, the National Front leader who looks poised for a major victory in France's regional polls this December.