Opinion pieces

  • Financial Times, 17 December 2013

    David Cameron has embarked on a bold, possibly reckless, strategy to sort out Britain’s troubled relationship with the EU. He promises that, if re-elected, he will renegotiate membership terms, then hold an in-or-out referendum in 2017.

  • New York Times, 02 December 2013

    Germany has become accustomed to being top of the class in Europe, the economic musterkind, or model pupil, of the Continent. But it was recently reprimanded by the United States Treasury for running a large trade surplus and imposing a "deflationary bias" on the eurozone.

  • Energy Post, 29 November 2013

    To outside observers, UK energy policy must seem to be hopelessly confused and the energy sector in a mess. Actually, the problem is not so much the policies, writes Stephen Tindale, associate fellow at the Centre for European Reform.

  • The GMF, 21 November 2013

    On Thursday, November 21, 2013, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) hosted a roundtable discussion with Charles Grant, the founder and director of the Centre for European Reform on the current state of the European Union.

  • Realidad Economica (IADE), 19 November 2013

    A nadie le gusta que suban los precios, pero hoy los 17 países de la Eurozona temen lo contrario: la deflación. En octubre, la inflación interanual se redujo hasta el 0,7 por ciento, el nivel más bajo desde 2009, muy lejos de la meta del 2 por ciento que tiene el Banco Central Europeo.

  • The Independent, 25 October 2013

    China experts Minxin Pei and Jonathan Fenby left a group of grizzled policy veterans open-mouthed with astonishment at a Westminster lunch by Centre for European Reform.

  • The New Statesman, 17 October 2013

    Putin and his ministers were uncharacteristically polite about Barack Obama, welcoming co-operation with him over Syria’s chemical weapons.

  • European Voice, 17 October 2013

    All across Europe, people are fed up with the European Union. The eurozone's difficulties explain much of the disenchantment.