Press quotes

  • The Telegraph, 06 April 2015

    "[Flirting with] Russia is almost guaranteed to antagonise and make it harder for those who want the Germans to be more conciliatory towards Greece," said Mr Tilford. "The strategy is counter-productive to brokering a deal and doesn't offer up any serious alternative sources of money for Athens."

  • The Independent, 06 April 2015

    “Regions with manufacturing sectors that make up a large proportion of their economies look to be most at risk, and since these tend to be poorer, an exit from the EU risks making Britain an even more unequal place,” said John Springford.

  • The Economist, 04 April 2015

    Charles Grant, director of the CER, believes that the euro is not the issue: “Look at Tony Blair at his best. The problem now is a lack of ambition. We are capable of leading on a range of issues—climate, energy, trade, the single market, defence, foreign policy. But too often we don’t even when we could.”

  • Bloomberg Businessweek, 01 April 2015

    “You’re talking about an economy where the fiscal situation is robust, inflation is low, the capital stock has been eroded and  the government can borrow at close to zero and still it refuses to spend,” said Mr Tilford of the CER.

  • Agence France Presse, 31 March 2015

    "The most difficult thing about the referendum is that the arguments in favour are complicated, economic, numerical and rational," said Charles Grant."The arguments against are simple, emotional and romantic."

  • The New York Times, 30 March 2015

    “Flirting with Russia is guaranteed to antagonize the rest of the eurozone,” Mr. Tilford of the CER said. “It will make it harder for those in Germany who were arguing for a more conciliatory line toward Greece to keep it.”

  • The Guardian, 30 March 2015

    “No one thinks he’s credible,” said Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform. “Cameron wants to have his cake and eat it.”

  • El Pais, 29 March 2015

     “Reabrir el melón de Schengen con tantas elecciones a la vista y con el populismo al alza es complicado”, abunda Camino Mortera-Martínez, investigadora del CER.

  • Newsweek, 24 March 2015

    “The Swedish Democrats and the Austrian Freedom Party have very questionable pasts. They are still perceived as racists and anti-Semitic by many,” says Yehuda Ben-Hur Levy of the CER.

  • Dennik N, 19 March 2015

    "Sankcie Západu síce nezastavili Rusko v porušovaní medzinárodného práva." povedal denníku N Ian Bond, šéf zahraničnej CER.