• Opinion piece 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.

  • Insight by Charles Grant, 05 November 2015

    The original plans for the euro – conceived 25 years ago – suffered from five major flaws. Only some of these flaws have been fixed.

  • Opinion piece by Simon Tilford
    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.

  • Opinion piece by Danièle Nouy
    CER dinner, 21 October 2015

    Speech by Danièle Nouy, chair of the ECB Supervisory Board

  • Policy brief by Simon Tilford, 19 October 2015

    Spain is no poster child for austerity and structural reforms. The recovery is less than it appears and the country faces some formidable challenges.

  • Opinion piece by Charles Grant
    The World Today, 25 September 2015

    For those of us who think that the European Union is a good idea, the euro’s travails in recent years have been very trying. We had long assumed that the euro would encourage trade and investment across frontiers, thereby deepening the single market and boosting competition.

  • Bulletin article by Simon Tilford, 24 September 2015

    The slowdown in emerging markets leaves the eurozone even more reliant on exports to the US and UK to compensate for its feeble domestic economy.

  • Opinion piece by Julie Dickson
    European Central Bank Directorate General Communications, 01 September 2015

    Speech by Julie Dickson, Member of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank, at a lunch discussion organised by the Centre for European Reform, at Morgan Stanley, London, 1 September 2015.