Press quotes

  • Die Welt, 07 July 2015

    Simon Tilford vom CER hält das Votum in Griechenland für "das Letzte, was Cameron braucht". Einerseits werde man in Brüssel jetzt noch weniger Zeit und Verständnis für Camerons innerparteiliche Probleme haben.

  • 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 Washington Post, 06 July 2015

    “Merkel does accept that Greece may leave the euro, but she doesn’t want to be blamed for it,” said Charles Grant, director of the London-based Centre for European Reform, a policy institute. “She has to try and go the extra mile to make a compromise feasible.”

  • 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.

  • The New York Times, 05 July 2015

    “If there’s a will by creditors to get everyone back at the table, a deal could be done,” said Simon Tilford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform in London.

  • 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."