Press quotes

  • BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, 18 December 2014

    The last EU summit of the year ended early on Thursday evening. Charles Grant talks to BBC Radio 4 on Britain's relationship with the EU.

  • BBC News, 17 December 2014

    "It seems the point of the fund is to help the eurozone, and the East Europeans are worried about that, especially the Czech government," said John Springford of the CER.

  • ITV News, 15 December 2014

    Fiona Foster reports on what impact the EU has had on the UK, and reveals the results of one of the largest ever opinion polls on the future of Britain in Europe. She speaks to John Springford on the question of a British exit from the EU.

  • Bloomberg, 11 December 2014

    "You can argue that the euro zone is still in a pretty terrible economic state, but the external world has become very challenging", said Ian Bond of the CER.

  • Reuters, 07 December 2014

    "Mario Draghi’s penchant for seeking German approval has been his biggest mistake as head of the ECB," said Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform in London.

  • The New Zealand Herald, 06 December 2014

    "Hostility to EU migration has become the most salient issue in British politics, despite evidence of its positive economic impact," said Camino Mortera-Martinez of the CER.

  • The Economist, 05 December 2014

    Charles Grant of the CER says some Conservatives have been too optimistic about the prospect of treaty change, partly because Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s finance minister, tells them he is in favour—though many other senior figures in Berlin are not.

  • European Voice, 04 December 2014

    Camino Mortera-Martinez of the CER says the UK should “stop blaming Brussels for problems which can and should be solved at national level”. 

  • Financial Times, 02 December 2014

    "South Stream is postponed and diverted, but is not necessarily dead," Rem Korteweg, a senior research fellow at the CER, told beyondbrics.

  • Financieel Dagblad, 02 December 2014

    "Het besluit van de Russen kan ook de interne verdeeldheid in Europa vergroten, stelt Rem Korteweg van het Centre for European Reform (CER)."