Press quotes

  • Deutsche Welle, 06 July 2015

    "The no vote brings a Grexit closer. But Grexit cuts two ways for David Cameron," explains Rem Korteweg, senior researcher at the Centre for European Reform.

  • The Telegraph, 05 July 2015

    Rem Korteweg, of the Centre for European Reform, said the parallel crises represent "four horsemen", which will unleash "chaos, instability and mutual recrimination" on the EU.

  • Politico, 02 July 2015

    "If Cameron wants to win a referendum," warned Charles Grant of the CER, "he needs the EU's image to be positive. Grexit makes the EU look like it is every man for himself, run by incompetent leaders who don't understand economics, who failed to save the euro, which was a mad invention anyway."

  • The New York Times, 02 July 2015

    "There has been a troubling lack of impartiality by European Union officials," said Simon Tilford, the deputy director of the Centre for European Reform, in London. "We have seen a steady stream of very inappropriate remarks."

  • Information, 01 July 2015

    "Nej, det er der ingen, der tror på. Gældens størrelse i forhold til den græske økonomis størrelse er for stor," siger Simon Tilford, økonom i tænketanken CER i London.

  • The New York Times, 01 July 2015

    "Germany is essentially the hegemon in Europe, but it does not like being seen as running the show," said Charles Grant, the director of the Centre for European Reform, a research group in London.

  • Politico, 01 July 2015

    "At the European Parliament at large, you have political families but very different national sentiments, especially in the S&D," said Rem Korteweg, at the CER. "There is much more emotional national sentiment that comes to the surface in these plenary votes."

  • Time, 29 June 2015

    "This market reaction won’t be to the liking of the Greeks, who’ll have been hoping for something stronger to underline the risks of a breakup," said Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the CER in London.

  • Frankfurter Allgemeine, 29 June 2015

    Der frühere deutsche Außenminister Joschka Fischer warnt angesichts der Griechenland-Krise vor einem Scheitern Europas. "Ich bin ziemlich pessimistisch", sagte Fischer am Montagabend auf einer Veranstaltung der britischen Denkfabrik CER in London.

  • The Washington Post, 29 June 2015

    “Around the world, there’s a growing incomprehension that the Europeans have allowed something like this to spin out of control,” said Simon Tilford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform. “It could be very damaging to European credibility.”