Press quotes

  • Wall Street Journal, 18 September 2014

    Today, "separatism has a spring in its step," says Charles Grant, director of the London-based Centre for European Reform.

  • Europe online, 17 September 2014

    "These shifts would make it harder for Britain to argue that it should maintain its place on the UN Security Council," said Charles Grant of the CER.

  • Voice of America, 15 September 2014

    “What we saw with al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb was that they did very good business by kidnapping Western tourists in places like Niger and Mali and then collected ransoms from governments in Europe. And that’s a very negative phenomenon," said Ian Bond.

  • Financial Times, 14 September 2014

    John Kerr, chairman of the CER, warned that it was impossible to predict how any of these votes and negotiations would go. “The fact is that the EU would be uncharted waters,” he wrote in a recent appraisal of Scotland’s prospects.

  • Voice of America, 14 September 2014

    "Support for Catalan is growing, and they are inspired by what the Scottish are doing. What's happening is being watched very closely by many other parts of Europe..." said Stephen Tindale.

  • International New York Times, 12 September 2014

    “I could weep for the hopes that we had in the early 1990s,” said Ian Bond at the CER. “The walls that divided us were collapsing, and Putin is building them up again.”

  • Reuters, 12 September 2014

    "I see very little prospect of tax competition in Germany, the reason being that the states would have to agree to that (in the upper house of parliament)," said Christian Odendahl of the CER.

  • The Guardian, 12 September 2014

    "Friends of the Earth campaigned to get existing nuclear stations closed down, on safety grounds, as well as opposing new nuclear stations. So the current Friends of the Earth line is a change from the past," said Stephen Tindale.

  • The Telegraph, 11 September 2014

    “Putin needs China for his domestic political narrative, but those in the business know that Russia has few alternatives to the West,” said Ian Bond at the CER.

  • Helsingin Sanomat, 11 September 2014

    "Pitkälti on näin. Merkelillä on Euroopassa paljon vaikutusvaltaa melkein asiassa kuin asiassa", toteaa tutkija Ian Bond brittiläisestä CER. "Hän on myös muuttunut ajan myötä kovemmaksi [Venäjän suhteen]."