In the Press - The importance of a European foreign and security policy

23 March 2017
The Economist
But as Camino Mortera-Martinez of the Centre for European Reform points out, non-EU countries cannot participate in the European Arrest Warrant. 

In the Press - Why Brexit divorce talks don't favour Theresa May

17 March 2017
Bloomberg
Yet the longer talks go on without an agreement, the more pressure will build on May to accept any terms that she’s offered. That risks “economic chaos,” says Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform. “So if Britain wants a half-decent deal, it needs the goodwill of its partners.”

In the Press - UK's Brexit fight with Scotland escalates as May rejects vote

17 March 2017
Japan Times
“What you have now is Sturgeon maneuvering to get May to offend as many Scots as possible and May trying to maneuver to offend as few as possible,” said Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the London-based Centre For European Reform.

In the Press - Relief washes over European leadership after Dutch vote

16 March 2017
The Boston Globe
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform, a London-based research organization, said the “Trump factor” had played a role in “making people think twice about voting for a populist, as people have seen that if you elect a populist you can get all kinds of wacky policies.” “At the same time,” he added, “we have seen a drop in populism in Europe since Brexit, as citizens have realized that, while a protest vote is fun, it can lead to the uncertainties of Brexit, which are not funny at all. That helped shift the mood in the Netherlands.”

In the Press - Who won the Dutch election, what happens now and what will Geert Wilders do next?

16 March 2017
The Express
Mr Wilders has got the second largest party and will play an important opposition role, according to Rem Korteweg, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform (CER). “He is going to keep ramming home his agenda," Mr Korteweg said today in the wake of the provisional election result last night.

In the Press - One image perfectly captures why populists didn't win the Dutch election

16 March 2017
Quartz
Rem Korteweg, a senior research fellow at the think tank Centre for European Reform (CER), says the French and Dutch political systems aren’t really comparable. “If you want to talk about the populist tide, the tide is still there,” he says, but “there are definitely breakwaters you need to take into account,” including how “the Dutch political system works.”

In the Press - Jesse Klaver, el Trudeau holandés que lleva a los Verdes a máximos

16 March 2017
El Espanol
"Los apoyos de los socialistas se han fragmentado. Muchos han ido a GroenLinks y su carismático nuevo líder", explica a EL ESPAÑOL el investigador holandés Rem Korteweg, del think tank Centre for European Reform.

In the Press - Au Parlement néerlandais, chacun sa chapelle

14 March 2017
Liberation
«Une coalition sans Wilders sera un véritable Rubik’s Cube politique, écrit Rem Korteweg, chercheur au Centre for European Reform (CER). Ce système donne l’avantage aux partis qui défendent une cause unique, mais le résultat, c’est qu’il est presque impossible de dominer la scène politique.» Retour sur cette mosaïque de mouvements petits et jeunes, qui pourraient rafler des sièges au Parlement et donner la réplique à une future coalition hétéroclite.

Future events

Brussels launch of 'Russia and its neighbours: Competition, co-operation and conflict' publications

24 March 2017
With Steven Everts, Advisor, European External Action Service and Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre 
 

Breakfast on 'Has Europe solved its migration crisis or have we just forgotten about it?'

29 March 2017
With Raoul Ueberecken, Director Home Affairs, Council of the European Union