Press quotes

  • The Washington Post, 29 January 2015

    Analysts say Syriza’s leadership is deeply committed to its anti-austerity ideology. That, said Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the Center for European Reform, could lead the party to overplay its hand.

  • Euronews, 29 January 2015

    Agata Gostyńska said “The memory of the 1920 treaty is still alive in the minds of most Hungarians and Orban is exploiting the fact that Hungarians still cannot come to terms with losing so much territory.”

  • Fortune, 28 January 2015

    “Offering such deep reforms up front in areas where previous governments have failed is the best hope to secure a meaningful quid-pro-quo on the pace of fiscal consolidation and debt re-profiling,” says Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform.

  • Metro, 28 January 2015

    “A saída da Grécia poderia gerar uma nova fase de incertezas na economia europeia”, disse ao Metro Christian Odendahl, economista-chefe do CER. 

  • The Telegraph, 27 January 2015

    Simon Tilford, from the Centre for European Reform, said that Greece will remain trapped in crisis even if it wins a few concessions. “Nothing likely to happen will make any material difference for the Greek economy,” he said.

  • Politiken, 27 January 2015

    Som økonomerne Christian Odendahl og Simon Tilford skriver i en analyse fra Centre for European Reform (CER), så har alle interesse i at undgå »atombombe-scenariet«, hvor Grækenland bare nægter at betale landets gæld for derefter at blive tvunget ud af møntunionen.

  • The Guardian, 26 January 2015

    “In private, there are acknowledgements from some Europeans that they are going to have to move to towards the centre..and acknowledge that the European side has been part of the problem,” said Simon Tilford, the deputy director for the Centre for European Reform. 

  • Voice of America, 23 January 2015

    So will quantitative easing, or QE, rescue Europe’s economy? Unlikely, says Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform in London.

  • Der Standard, 22 January 2015

    Der Chefökonom des CER, Christian Odendahl, erklärt sich die deutsche Skepsis so: "Der Öffentlichkeit wurde nie erklärt, was es heißt, in einer Krise Teil einer Währungsunion zu sein".

  • Global Post, 20 January 2015

    If SYRIZA wins outright, many believe it could find a compromise with the EU. "Both sides have an interest in avoiding the nuclear scenario," said a recent paper by the CER.