Press quotes

  • BBC News, 28 May 2015

    Any UK restrictions on in-work benefits for EU migrants, many of them Polish, would be unacceptable to Germany, Simon Tilford of the CER says. "Germany won't upset the Poles - Germany's relations with Poland are arguably as important as those with the UK," he told the BBC.

  • BBC Radio 5 LIve, 28 May 2015

    Simon Tilford discusses the consequences of Grexit, and what the possible impact would be on the eurozone (from 2hr50).

  • The New York Times, 28 May 2015

    The British desire to limit migration has already led "many on the Continent to view Britain as a nasty country," said Charles Grant, director of the CER. "The worse Britain's reputation, the less likely are other governments," with their own domestic politics, "to give Cameron what he wants," he said.

  • The Telegraph, 28 May 2015

    "Many eurozone governments could face the prospect of further deep recessions despite having barely recovered, amid persistently strong support for populist parties. The politics of this is likely to be combustible. The euro is not out of the woods," said Simon Tilford of the CER.

  • The Wall Street Journal, 28 May 2015

    John Springford of the CER, says it has been fairly successful in evening out so-called cliff edges—a trap that in the past meant that as people earned more their total household income fell because their welfare payments dropped.

  • BBC, 27 May 2015

    "Это выглядит, как какое-то движение обеих сторон.Насколько я понимаю, разговор между премьер-министром Кэмероном и президентом Путиным был инициирован президентом Путиным, чтобы поздравить премьер-министра с победой на выборах.

  • Politico, 26 May 2015

    “There is a grave danger,” said Charles Grant of the CER, “that the campaign is seen as the establishment campaign...This could very easily backfire, with the voters seeing this as their big chance to give bankers and politicians a kicking.”

  • The Telegraph, 24 May 2015

    “Any proposals that are seen to be discriminating against Poles or eastern Europeans are very problematic for Germany,” says Simon Tilford, from the Centre for European Reform.

  • The Telegraph, 22 May 2015

    “It looks as if they have stopped tilting at windmills and are keeping their demands moderate. They know that repatriation is not on,” said Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform.

  • BBC, 22 May 2015

    "The idea that the UK would be freer outside the EU is based on a series of misconceptions..." the Centre for European Reform said in a recent report