Press quotes

  • The Daily Express, 21 August 2015

    "Britain would receive less foreign investment - Japanese car-makers, international banks and many others come to the UK because they enjoy full access to the EU's single market," said Europe expert Charles Grant, director of the CER.

  • The New York Times, 21 August 2015

    "What Europe is interested in is political stability in Greece," said Christian Odendahl. Dealing with Tsipras could be inevitable and his promise to carry out the bailout could be welcomed even by his erstwhile enemies.

  • Wyborcza, 17 August 2015

    Gostyńska z CER podkreśliła w rozmowie z PAP, że "ta wizyta może stanowić okazję dla brytyjskiej administracji do wysondowania stanowiska prezydenta, ale i partii, z ramienia której kandydował w wyborach, na temat planowanej na najbliższe miesiące dyskusji o członkostwie Wielkiej Brytanii w UE".

  • Politico, 08 August 2015

    According to the CER's Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, the euro will be the biggest clash: "Civic Platform and Law and Justice are like to have completely different views."  Tusk originally sought Polish entry into the single currency by 2012. That didn't happen and now Duda wants to protect Poland as a leading 'euro-out' country.

  • Gazeta Wyborcza, 07 August 2015

    Agata Gostyńska z think tanku CER, że choć Duda "jest postrzegany jako bardziej umiarkowany polityk od Jarosława Kaczyńskiego", jego wygrana "została w większości stolic odczytana jako zwrot Polaków na prawo, wzbudzając obawy dotyczące powrotu bardziej konfrontacyjnej linii w polityce europejskiej".

  • Der Standard, 05 August 2015

    "Solche Vorschläge sind im Moment wenig hilfreich", kontert Christian Odendahl, Chefökonom des Londoner Centre for European Reform.

  • NRC, 04 August 2015

    Optimisme en naïviteit gaan vaak samen. Nederland heeft baat bij het VK in de EU. Denk niet dat een Brexit onmogelijk is, schrijft Rem Korteweg.

  • Financial Times, 03 August 2015

    A dispassionate analysis of the eurozone’s options published last year by the Centre for European Reform concluded that a strengthening of fiscal federalism represented the best way of completing the eurozone’s ramshackle edifice — even if at the time that appeared to be politically impossible.

  • The New York Times, 29 July 2015

    "What we are seeing is the result of the European Union not being able to handle the migration crisis in the way that they should," said Camino Mortera-Martinez, a research fellow at the Centre for European Reform.

  • The Wall Street Journal, 27 July 2015

    "Rising wages are a resolutely positive thing," said Simon Tilford, deputy director of the CER. "But we will need to see several more years of reasonably strong German wage growth in order to have a meaningful impact on the imbalances in the German economy."