Press quotes

  • Digi 24, 12 October 2014

    Ian Bond, de la CER: "Sunt pesimist în ceea ce priveşte şansele acestui proiect (Noul Drum al Mătăsii – n.r.). Diferenţele dintre ţările aflate de-a lungul aşa-numitului Nou Drum al Mătăsii sunt enorme şi interesele jucătorilor externi, sunt diferite."

  • Digi 24, 11 October 2014

    România este din nou în centrul atenției mondiale pentru un proiect în care sunt implicate foarte multe țări de pe trei continente. Ian Bond speaks in English on the New Silk Road (15:20).

  • Brookings, 10 October 2014

    The United Kingdom has always had an uneasy relationship with the European Union. The current UK government has promised the British people that they will get a chance in 2017 to decide whether they should finally break away from the EU entirely.

  • Business Insider, 09 October 2014

    German investment has been falling steadily over the past two decades, from around 21 per cent of its GDP in the late 1990s to just above 17 per cent now, according to Christian Odendahl of the CER.

  • World Economic Forum Blog, 09 October 2014

    "The concept of the unitary state is going to become much more difficult except for a very small country," said Stephen Tindale, associate fellow at the CER. "It does augur increased pressure on central governments to change the (political) relationship" with regions.

  • The New York Times, 07 October 2014

    "After going along with the damaging strategy of austerity in the hopes that Germany would eventually moderate its position, countries are now saying, ‘Enough is enough.'" said Simon Tilford, the deputy director of the Centre for European Reform in London.

  • Le Monde, 04 October 2014

    Simon Tilford, du CER, a écrit une longue note relativisant les problèmes économiques de la France."Ce n'est pas un pays sclérosé, sinon comment expliquer que les investissements étrangers continuent à affluer? Mais si le pays déçoit tant, c'est que les attentes envers ce pays sont très fortes."

  • 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.

  • The Huffington Post, 30 September 2014

    "We will be wanting to make certain at a European as well as a national level that the right of people to work or retire around Europe does not become a right to travel around in order to collect social security benefits or commit crime." He was speaking at a fringe event hosted by the CER/BfB/BNE.