Press quotes

  • Agence France Presse, 21 February 2015

    Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform, a think tank in London, told AFP that there had been a "shrinking of ambition".

  • Wilton Park, 21 February 2015

    Wilton Park interviews Ian Bond and Maria Lipman on the frictions on Europe’s eastern boundaries.

  • BBC Radio Scotland, 21 February 2015

    Ian Bond is interviewed by the 'Good Morning Scotland' show on BBC Radio Scotland to discuss the situation on the ground in Ukraine.

  • The New York Times, 20 February 2015

    “This deal won’t be a game-changer for the Greek economy — the outlook there won’t change dramatically” because the funds will largely go to repaying Greece’s debts, not to the real economy, said Simon Tilford of the CER.

  • The Telegraph, 19 February 2015

    “Syriza have made a lot of mistakes and there isn’t much sympathy for them,” said Simon Tilford. “But at the same time frustration is increasing at the Germans. Not every country is relaxed at the prospect of Greece being ejected from the euro.”

  • Energy Post, 18 February 2015

    Stephen Tindale is even more critical. “There is no chance we will have a European energy policy”, he says. “In an ideal world we would have it. But the differences between the member states are too large, for example in renewables or nuclear power.”

  • LBC Radio, 18 February 2015

    Ian Bond talks to LBC Radio's Shelagh Fogarty about the European response to Russia. 

  • The Guardian, 14 February 2015

    As Ian Bond of the CER told me, this isn’t a strategy, it’s just noise. You either arm Ukraine or you don’t. If you wait until its armed forces are on the point of collapse, it will be too late.

  •, 13 February 2015

    According to Charles Grant of the CER, the most likely outcome of the UK exit would be a UK-EU Free Trade Agreement. But this could take years, and terms might not be favourable to the UK, he warned.

  • The Independent, 13 February 2015

    Despite the UK’s excellent think-tanks on foreign policy from the venerable Chatham House to the newer European Council on Foreign Relations and Centre for European Reform, fewer and fewer MPs of any party show an interest and very rarely attend foreign policy seminars and conferences.