Press quotes

  • BBC News, 30 November 2011

    Katinka Barysch, from the CER, says that "many in the German government say that leadership consists of spreading Germany's 'stability culture' throughout Europe.

  • Reuters, 30 November 2011

    "There's a fear of abandonment," said Tomas Valasek, director of foreign policy and defence at the CER. "And a fear of entrenchment, which is the mirror image."

  • The Washington Post, 30 November 2011

    "Belgium hasn't had a government for so long, and in a county as decentralised as Belgium, there's a need to form a federal government," said Simon Tilford of the CER.

  • USA Today, 29 November 2011

    Simon Tilford of the CER, says he is "skeptical" over eurobonds. "While some shift on the issue of eurobonds is expected, (it is unlikely) that they will deliver enough," ... He said a failure to find a solution could lead to a series of "worsening bank runs which might prove impossible to get on top of."

  • Monsters and Critics, 29 November 2011

    That stance cannot continue, argues Simon Tilford of the CER. 'Germany faces a choice. It can stick to its guns and preside over the currency union, in the process sacrificing much of its post-war investment in an increasingly integrated Europe.

  • El Pais, 29 November 2011

    "Alemania se enfrenta a una disyuntiva. Puede seguir usando sus armas y dominar totalmente el terreno en la eurozona, o puede trabajar para qué exista una relación equilibrada entre los socios europeos que permita salvar la moneda única", afirma Simon Tilford, analista del CER.

  • The Huffington Post, 28 November 2011

    If European leaders don't agree to take bold economic measures for more fiscal integration, including allowing the European Central Bank to become the lender of last resort, the eurozone could start to unravel, said Simon Tilford of the CER.

  • The New York Times, 27 November 2011

    In a recent paper [Why stricter rules threaten the eurozone], Simon Tilford argues that imposing additional rules rather than creating a federal framework to allow the eurozone to commonly transfer or borrow money, as can be done in the USA, will end in disaster.

  • The Telegraph, 24 November 2011

    According to Charles Grant, director of the CER, these measures combined would provide the basis for a workable deal. Regrettably, they don’t add up to more than a hill of beans.

  • EurActiv, 24 November 2011

    According to Philip Whyte of the CER, the eurozone is in no worse economic position than the US: its public finances are in better shape than the US's and its overall level of private sector debt is actually lower.