Opinion pieces

  • The European unicycle, by Jonathan Portes
    NIESR, 16 November 2015

    I attended the annual Centre for European Reform conference at Ditchley Park earlier this month, with the topic 'Has the euro been a failure?'.  The conference was attended by a fairly impressive list of British and continental European economists and policymakers.

  • Cap X, 10 November 2015

    Over the last couple of years a menacing and secretive global power, known only by its acronym, has emerged. It operates across borders, with scant regard for international law – let alone the lives of those under its rule. Left unchecked, it poses an existential threat to Western civilisation.

    I am, of course, talking about TTIP.

  • UK in a changing Europe, 03 November 2015

    On 25 October, Poles ousted the centre-right coalition government of Civic Platform and the Polish Peasant Party that had been in power for eight years. Law and Justice, which won the electoral race, share many of the concerns of the British government about the current balance of power between member-states and EU institutions.

  • Project Syndicate, 28 October 2015

    LONDON – Spain is the eurozone’s latest poster child for austerity and structural reforms. Its economy has expanded for eight consecutive quarters, steadily gaining momentum and easily outperforming the rest of the currency union.

  • Rzeczpospolita, 26 October 2015

    Nowy polski rząd będzie twardo bronił praw socjalnych polskich imigrantów w Wielkiej Brytanii – uważa ekspertka Agata Gostyńska z Center for European Reform (CER) w Londynie.

  • Carnegie Europe, 21 October 2015

    Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

  • CER dinner, 21 October 2015

    Speech by Danièle Nouy, chair of the ECB Supervisory Board

  • The Telegraph, 18 October 2015

    Jaw-jaw, not war-war

    SIR – Britain is lucky to have the thoroughly professional Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to analyse threats to security and work with partners in tackling them.