• Bulletin article by Simon Tilford, 26 November 2012

    Many people lazily assume that the eurozone is now split into a strong, prosperous core and a weak, depressed periphery.

  • Opinion piece by Simon Tilford
    The New York Times, 22 November 2012

    Economic growth in Europe depends on a recovery in household consumption. And that, in turn, requires a rethinking of the balance between capital and labour.

  • Opinion piece by Simon Tilford
    The Voice of Russia, 11 November 2012

    Interview with Simon Tilford – chief economist at the London-based Centre for European Reform about middle class in industrialized or developed economiesI think over quite a long period of time the middle class in industrialized or developed economies has been I think squeezed.

  • Insight by John Springford, 07 November 2012

    Britain is expending considerable political capital on freezing the EU budget. It would be best to push for reform of how the budget is spent.

  • Insight by Charles Grant, 06 November 2012

    Russia remains dependent on oil and gas, yet its leaders lack a coherent plan for rebalancing the economy. President Putin does not seem bothered.

  • Policy brief by Simon Tilford, 05 November 2012

    Unless labour receives a larger share of the pie, Europe's economic recovery will prove elusive and popular hostility to markets will grow.

  • Opinion piece by Katinka Barysch
    The Globalist, 31 October 2012

    Plenty of policy makers and analysts in the United States and the United Kingdom think Germany is destroying the euro. The Germans think they are saving it. Clearly, they both can't be right.

  • Opinion piece by Charles Grant
    Financial Times, 25 October 2012

    The euro crisis is changing the shape of the EU. As the countries in the eurozone seek to strengthen it by centralising economic policy making, three tiers are emerging within the union.