Press quotes

  • Chronicle Live, 27 August 2015

    The North East would be hit harder than other regions by a Brexit, with a study by the CER calculating 15% of private sector output relied on trade with Europe, while London and the South East would be largely unaffected by new EU tariffs on goods.

  • The Wall Street Journal, 27 August 2015

    "The assumption has been that the eurozone would be able to piggyback on demand generated in emerging markets plus English-speaking countries," said Simon Tilford. "But now markets that have accounted for a large share of European export growth are weakening."

  • Reuters, 27 August 2015

    "Those who lose most from Google’s behaviour are producers, not consumers, at least in the UK," said John Springford. "If Google’s prioritisation of its own shopping service gave it monopoly power, one would expect prices to be higher in its own service."

  •, 26 August 2015

    "[EU migrants] actually contribute an enormous amount to our economy. But there's a perception that they are damaging the interests of British workers" says Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform.

  • Newsweek, 26 August 2015

    "This attack didn't happen because it was an international train that crossed borders in the Schengen area," Rem Korteweg told Newsweek. "It could have happened on any busy commuter train in any metropol in Western Europe. So it is a mistake to think it was targeted because it was a Thalys train."

  • Newsweek, 22 August 2015

    "There is no alternative on the horizon, [Tsipras] remains the undisputed most popular politician," Christian Odendahl says. "The window of opportunity is right now."

  • The Daily Express, 21 August 2015

    "Britain would receive less foreign investment - Japanese car-makers, international banks and many others come to the UK because they enjoy full access to the EU's single market," said Europe expert Charles Grant, director of the CER.

  • The New York Times, 21 August 2015

    "What Europe is interested in is political stability in Greece," said Christian Odendahl. Dealing with Tsipras could be inevitable and his promise to carry out the bailout could be welcomed even by his erstwhile enemies.

  • Wyborcza, 17 August 2015

    Gostyńska z CER podkreśliła w rozmowie z PAP, że "ta wizyta może stanowić okazję dla brytyjskiej administracji do wysondowania stanowiska prezydenta, ale i partii, z ramienia której kandydował w wyborach, na temat planowanej na najbliższe miesiące dyskusji o członkostwie Wielkiej Brytanii w UE".

  • Politico, 08 August 2015

    According to the CER's Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, the euro will be the biggest clash: "Civic Platform and Law and Justice are like to have completely different views."  Tusk originally sought Polish entry into the single currency by 2012. That didn't happen and now Duda wants to protect Poland as a leading 'euro-out' country.