Press quotes

  • BBC Radio 4, 01 November 2014

    Labour discord in Scotland. Tory troubles in Europe. The message from by-elections. And Lord Falconer on losing five stones in weight.

    Charles Grant speaks on Cameron's troubles in Brussels (11:04).

  • European Voice, 30 October 2014

    Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the CER, said that the real issue was whether the Commission’s decision not to reject immediately the French and Italian budgets had harmed the credibility of the stability and growth pact in the eyes of German voters.

  • Social Media Journal, 27 October 2014

    As Simon Tilford suggests, Germany is viewed by many in the Eurozone as a model to follow, rather than as a source for their current problems.

  • The Telegraph, 25 October 2014

    The CER has estimated that membership of the EU increases Britain’s trade in goods by around 30 per cent and has also warned that an exit would endanger exports. Europe currently accounts for around 54 per cent of Britain’s total trade.

  • The Guardian, 24 October 2014

    Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform says Britain’s former allies are "in despair. They want to help us, they want us to stay in – but the brand is increasingly toxic."

  • Bucharest Forum, 24 October 2014

    Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform speaks on 'One road for many itineraries' panel, at the Bucharest Forum 2014, held at the Palace of Parliament on October 2 - 4.

  • Forbes, 21 October 2014

    "Current levels of immigration help Britain to deal with the costs of an ageing population," states the CER in its paper 'The Economic Consequences of Leaving the EU'.

  • BBC News, 21 October 2014

    Simon Tilford from the CER says: "This is a recipe for stagnation, deflation and political populism in France and Italy. It may culminate in a breakdown in relations between Germany and these countries and could even lead to a eurozone break-up."

  • The Guardian, 17 October 2014

    Stephen Tindale, an associate fellow at the Centre for European Reform, argued in a September report that "inefficient fossil fuel subsidies" needed to be stopped in Europe, in line with a G20 commitment made in 2009.

  • European Voice, 16 October 2014

    "Everybody recognises him as competent and effective, so if he’s given charge of the important energy dossier that is good news because you need someone as experienced as him to handle this sensitive issue," said Charles Grant, director of the CER.