Press quotes

  • Politico, 05 October 2015

    “There’s a real danger that our campaign is real top-down patronizing, focusing on economic statistics, TTIP or FTAs or FDIs,” said Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform.

  • The Telegraph, 04 October 2015

    Camino Mortera, of the CER, said the case is "absolutely crucial" for Britain's renegotiation, which includes a far more ambitious aim of banning EU citizens from claiming in-work benefits for four years.

  • Voice of America, 02 October 2015

    Germany expects up to 1 million asylum seekers this year alone. The upfront costs of housing, education and social care are considerable — but it could stimulate the economy, argues Christian Odendahl of the Centre for European Reform.

  • BBC News, 30 September 2015

    As Charles Grant from the Centre for European Reform, says: "The British government has not convinced many of its partners that its concerns about the relationship between the euro and the single market are justified."

  • Daily Mail, 29 September 2015

    Ian Bond from the CER, called the current policy a "mess of inconsistency and wishful thinking". The last review in 2010-11 had urged a focus on promoting "deep and sustainable democracy", he noted.

  • International Business Times, 28 September 2015

    "It’s clearly not going to go away," Tilford said of the independence movement, noting  Catalonia is "a net fiscal contributor to much of the country. It pays more in than it gets out."

  • Financial Times, 27 September 2015

    As Simon Tilford of the CER, recently argued, there is no way the eurozone will be able to shrug off the global downturn because its post-crisis recovery strategy rests on net exports. The eurozone is headed for a current account surplus of 3.5 per cent of gross domestic product this year.

  • Wirtualna Polska, 23 September 2015

    "Sprawna prezydencja przewodząca Radzie szuka kompromisu i po głosowanie sięga dopiero wtedy, gdy nie da się go osiągnąć. I wydaje się, że prezydencja luksemburska starała się o kompromis do ostatniej chwili" - mówi Agata Gostyńska, analityk londyńskiego CER.

  • Politiken, 23 September 2015

    "Lov og Retfærdighedspartiet er ikke alene imod tanken om kvoter, partiet betragter faktisk hele kommissionens forslag som et angreb på polsk suverænitet", siger Agata Gostynska, der er ekspert i polsk europapolitik hos tænketanken CER i London.

  • Financial Times, 22 September 2015

    “It is a real European problem: just looking at the geography makes that clear,” said Camino Mortera-Martinez at the Centre for European Reform, a think-tank. “But the sad thing is that many EU member states seem to be following just national logic.”