Press quotes

  • Reuters, 06 December 2011

    "France and Germany make no secret of wanting less Monnet and more de Gaulle," Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform, wrote in an essay.

  • The New York Times, 06 December 2011

    "There is some momentum behind this," said Simon Tilford at the CER. "If they keep the show on the road, they probably will attempt to run with this."

  • Frantfurter Allgemeine, 06 December 2011

    "Wenn das alles ist, sind das wirklich schlechte Nachrichten für die Zukunft des Euros", sagte der Chefökonom des Londoner Forschungsinstituts Centre for European Reform, Simon Tilford, zu den Plänen von Merkel und Sarkozy.

  • Financial Times, 05 December 2011

    As Charles Grant notes in the CER’s latest bulletin, Germany and France have a Plan B if Mr Cameron climbs on to his soap box: they can bypass him with a deal among the 17 eurozone states.

  • The Telegraph, 03 December 2011

    The Germans believe that "the structure of the eurozone is fine, all you need to do is cure errant behaviour within it," says Philip Whyte, senior research fellow at the CER.

  • NPR, 03 December 2011

    Simon Tilford of the CER says the expanded credit lines, in fact, will have little impact on the larger crisis. "It's a positive step, don't get me wrong. It's a welcome step, but it's not going to be a game changer."

  • Cinco Dias, 03 December 2011

    "La mutualización de la deuda por sí sola no salvará al euro, pero sin ella es improbable que la zona sobreviva intacta", señala un reciente informe de Simon Tilford, economista jefe del CER, un instituto de estudios con sede en Londres.

  • The Guardian, 02 December 2011

    "For the first time in the history of the EU," wrote Charles Grant, director of the CER, this week, "Germany is the unquestioned leader, and France is number two. Since the financial crisis struck in 2008, the economic inequality between France and Germany has grown."

  • Belarus Digest, 30 November 2011

    A report [Russia, China and the geopolitics of energy in Central Asia] released by the CER last week illustrates how rapidly China has entered the post-Soviet "backyard" in search of oil and gas resources, particularly in Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.

  • BBC News, 30 November 2011

    Charles Grant from the CER draws a similar conclusion: "Germany is emerging," he said, "for the first time in the EU's history as the unquestioned leader. France is having to adjust to a subordinate role".