Press quotes

  • Financial Times, 30 September 2014

    "I have never known Berlin more annoyed with France," says Charles Grant, director of the CER."Seen from Berlin, Hollande has wasted two years achieving virtually no structural reform and failing to rein in spending."

  • Financial Times, 30 September 2014

    Charles Grant, director of the CER, told the FT the issue was a serious problem for his group. "There is a danger that by threatening to take Britain out of Europe that relationship is about to come under unprecedented strain," he said.

  • New Scientist, 24 September 2014

    The focus for climate diplomacy should be climate finance, argues Stephen Tindale, former director of Greenpeace UK, and author of a report for the CER, a London-based think tank.

  • The Washington Post, 22 September 2014

    Take a look at the chart below from Christian Odendahl, the chief economist at the CER. Once you account for depreciation, Germany's public investment on construction and equipment has actually been negative the past decade.

  • Reuters, 21 September 2014

    "Behind closed doors, while Germany will certainly push France on reform and [budget] consolidation, France will be given more time and flexibility," said Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the CER.

  • The Guardian, 21 September 2014

    But sport, said Stephen Tindale of the CER, "is respectable tribalism" – and tribalism can prove a powerful and effective motor. The kind of people who oppose further European integration often do so, Tindale argues, on the grounds that there is no European "polis", or body of citizens.

  • The Telegraph, 20 September 2014

    “The Catalans see this as a victory regardless of the result, and I think we are heading for a very nasty crisis,” said Charles Grant, head of the CER.

  • Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty, 19 September 2014

    "A lot depends on what's happening to the oil price," says Ian Bond. "The budget and accumulation of surpluses in the two national wealth funds depends so much on the world oil price and at the moment it is rather too low for Russia to run a surplus."

  • Frankfurter Allgemeine, 19 September 2014

    "Das Beispiel Japan zeigt deutlich, dass niedrige Zinsen und niedrige Inflation einen langfristigen Aufwertungsdruck ausüben", sagt Christian Odendahl, Chefökonom am CER.

  • Fortune, 19 September 2014

    “The word ‘federal’ has been a swear word for years, but no longer,” said Stephen Tindale, associate fellow at the CER in London.