Press quotes

  • Politiken, 30 August 2014

    »Der har lige siden udvidelsen i 2004 været talt om en skillelinje mellem de gamle og de nye medlemslande. Men den økonomiske krise har været med til at ændre på det, fordi Polen har haft vækst, mens mange gamle lande har haft store problemer. Polen har vist sit værd« siger Agata Gostyńska.

  •, 30 August 2014

    Ian Bond fra Centre for European Reform peger også på situationen i Ukraine som den mest presserende udfordring for en ny europæisk udenrigschef, men fremhæver også IS’ fremmarch i Irak.

  • Europaquotidiano, 29 August 2014

    Agata Gostynska, esperta di istituzioni europee al CER, ha parlato di una sorta di diplomazia “dell’ora di pranzo”: van Rompuy "ha fatto in modo che le questioni più delicate fossero discusse a tavola", faccia a faccia, scavalcando gli apparati tecnici dei vari governi.

  • NPR, 29 August 2014

    Hollande's attempts to carry out reforms while trying to revive growth is risky, says Christian Odendahl, chief economist with the Centre for European Reform. Odendahl points out that former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder did it, but he was not reelected. (From 01:18.)

  • The Guardian, 28 August 2014

    "A detailed and fair-minded appraisal of the macroeconomic consequences of these reforms might undermine the entire argument, and they are not available to the reader of Lyons’s report," wrote John Springford.

  • Wall Street Journal, 28 August 2014

    Ian Bond, foreign-policy director at the CER, says there is an irony in the compromise emerging ahead of Saturday's summit. While Mr Renzi's profile will be boosted if Ms Mogherini gets the job, "there are no very obvious winners" among other powerful member states.

  • Monocle Daily, 28 August 2014

    Ian Bond speaks to Monocle Daily Radio on the crisis between Russia and Ukraine (0:16:56).

  •, 27 August 2014

    As a CER study recently highlighted...Brexit would lead to Britain being classified as a "third country" by the EU...As such, Brexit would mean Britain continuing to be burdened by EU regulations...while having little or no say in what those standards should be.

  • Bloomberg, 27 August 2014

    'Learning from Herman' is a must, wrote Agata Gostynska, a research fellow at the Centre for European Reform in London. She praised Van Rompuy as an economically moderate consensus builder with a “small ego” who didn’t steal national leaders’ limelight.

  • New York Times, 26 August 2014

    “In terms of the way Hollande is perceived abroad, this will reinforce the perception that he is a weak leader who is unable to marshal his troops effectively,” said Simon Tilford, of the CER.