Press quotes

  • The Telegraph, 17 July 2014

    Ian Bond, from the CER, said: “Exxon and BP need to think very carefully about the extent of their exposure in Russia...Any country that relies 100 per cent on Russia for its gas should be preparing a Plan B".

  •, 16 July 2014

    "Новое правительство будет более скептически настроено в отношении ЕС. Проевропейские политики, хорошо говорящие на иностранных языках, как Дэвид Уиллетс и Доминик Грив, отправлены в отставку,— заявил

  • The Guardian, 15 July 2014

    Charles Grant of the CER said: "I'm sure Lord Hill is a good man, but he is not one of the government's 'big beasts'...Sending a relative lightweight to Brussels suggests that Cameron doesn't see the dossier as very important."

  • Agence France Presse, 15 July 2014

    Charles Grant, of the CER, described [Jonathan Hill] as a "pro-European"..."He clearly has sensible views on Europe, he is a rationalist," Grant told AFP, adding that former European Commissioner Chris Patten "has spoken warmly of him to me."

  • Deutschlandfunk, 10 July 2014

    "Wirtschaft ist kein Nullsummenspiel, die EU würde verletzt werden von einem britischen beenden. Aber den Schaden für die Wirtschaft wäre kleiner als, als die britische", Christian Odendahl, CER.

  • The Guardian, 09 July 2014

    The success of the Mittelstand is thanks to German banks, says Simon Tilford, deputy director of the CER; "Small and medium sized businesses have been able to access long-term capital at quite favourable interest rates."

  • Financial Times, 09 July 2014

    John Springford, a senior research fellow at the CER, said he disagreed with accusations by some UK commentators that the euro area’s policy on clearing houses amounted to regulatory protectionism aimed at winning business from London.

  • The New York Times, 09 July 2014

    "If you think that drugs and prostitution are things that do not necessarily improve the quality of life in a country," said Simon Tilford, deputy director at the CER, "then including them undermines GDP as measure of well-being."

  • Bloomberg, 07 July 2014

    So what are Britain's exit options? A good place to start in thinking about this is "The Economic Consequences of Leaving the EU," a study published last month by the committedly pro-EU Centre for European Reform.

  • Financial Times, 06 July 2014

    “The economic consequences of leaving the EU”, by the CER...debunk[s] various unsubstantiated populist arguments: the alleged abuse of the UK welfare state by foreign EU nationals; excessive regulation from Brussels.