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Cameron při jednání s EU složitě manévruje. Čeho chce vlastně dosáhnout?

09 June 2015
EuroZpravy.cz
"Že je to jen zástěrka, která má zakrýt, že to s reformou EU nemyslí vážně," poznamenal v rozhovoru s ČTK politolog Rem Korteweg z CER.

Die Griechenland-Krise wird sich noch eine ganze Weile hinziehen

08 June 2015
Die Welt
"Jede zu diesem Zeitpunkt denkbare Vereinbarung wird kaum ausreichen und die Sache wird damit schwerlich abgeschlossen," sagte Simon Tilford, stellvertretender Direktor beim CER in London. "Das Ganze könnte sich endlos wiederholen."

If you think Greece's crisis will end soon, think again

07 June 2015
Bloomberg
"Any plausible deal at this stage is unlikely to do enough and it’s unlikely to be the end of the matter," said Simon Tilford, deputy director of the CER. "This could just play out again and again."

Know your enemy

04 June 2015
Politico Brussels Playbook
From a new CER paper by Camino Mortera-Martinez: "At present, the European Parliament is left in the dark about both the nature of the threats Europe faces and the kinds of tools law enforcement agencies and intelligence services need to combat them. The result is suspicion and misunderstanding." " class="mceItem" alt="<--break->" src="/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif">

Greece to put off Friday debt payment to IMF

04 June 2015
The New York Times
"What they're saying to the creditors is, You're going to have to blink, we're not prepared to sign up to more of the same austerity and a continuation of what we've been going through for the last year," said Simon Tilford, deputy director of the CER.

Greece's alliances fade in European debate about its debt crisis

02 June 2015
The New York Times
... Many European leaders began to accuse their Greek counterparts of using confrontational tactics... "The really shocking thing is they've lost all their friends," said Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform in London.

Why Spain and other eurozone countries aren't feeling the recovery

02 June 2015
The Wall Street Journal
Without a more robust recovery, "there is a very real risk that Spain will remain in a debt trap," said Simon Tilford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform, a London think-tank.

Cameron's quick-fire EU diplomacy to yield few concessions

30 May 2015
Europe online
Cameron's leap into difficult negotiations may achieve little in the short-term but could eventually lead to sufficient compromise for him to call a promised referendum by the end of 2017 on Britain's EU membership, said Charles Grant, director of the CER.

Dear Mr Cameron: Beware Murphy's law

29 May 2015
Huffington Post
Mr Cameron would do well to read and memorise the advice offered by Charles Grant of the CER. "British politicians tend to forget that their rambunctious style of domestic politics - involving confrontation, bluntness and a win-or-lose psychology - goes down badly in Brussels."

Greek debt crisis - Grexit

28 May 2015
BBC Radio 5 LIve
Simon Tilford discusses the consequences of Grexit, and what the possible impact would be on the eurozone (from 2hr50).

Cameron presses EU for 'Better deal for Britain'

28 May 2015
The New York Times
The British desire to limit migration has already led "many on the Continent to view Britain as a nasty country," said Charles Grant, director of the CER. "The worse Britain's reputation, the less likely are other governments," with their own domestic politics, "to give Cameron what he wants," he said.

ECB fears 'abrupt reversal' for global assets on Fed tightening

28 May 2015
The Telegraph
"Many eurozone governments could face the prospect of further deep recessions despite having barely recovered, amid persistently strong support for populist parties. The politics of this is likely to be combustible. The euro is not out of the woods," said Simon Tilford of the CER.

Why David Cameron's EU welfare plans may miss the point

28 May 2015
The Wall Street Journal
John Springford of the CER, says it has been fairly successful in evening out so-called cliff edges—a trap that in the past meant that as people earned more their total household income fell because their welfare payments dropped.

David Cameron chce zmieniać Unię. Szuka sojuszników wśród europejskich przywódców

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
28 May 2015
Polska Times
Jest to próba wysondowania poszczególnych państw członkowskich przed Radą Europejską w czerwcu jakie jest pole do osiągnięcia porozumienia na forum UE. Cameronowi zależy na czasie. Wydaje się, ze chciałby przeprowadzić referendum jeszcze w 2016 – mówi w rozmowie z Agencją Polska Press Agata Gostyńska z think-tanku Centre for European Reform.
 

EU reform: What's in it for the others?

28 May 2015
BBC News
Any UK restrictions on in-work benefits for EU migrants, many of them Polish, would be unacceptable to Germany, Simon Tilford of the CER says. "Germany won't upset the Poles - Germany's relations with Poland are arguably as important as those with the UK," he told the BBC.

Отношения России с Западом: движение есть, прорыва - нет

27 May 2015
BBC
"Это выглядит, как какое-то движение обеих сторон.Насколько я понимаю, разговор между премьер-министром Кэмероном и президентом Путиным был инициирован президентом Путиным, чтобы поздравить премьер-министра с победой на выборах.

The 'Ins' and 'Outs' of Britain's referendum

26 May 2015
Politico
“There is a grave danger,” said Charles Grant of the CER, “that the campaign is seen as the establishment campaign...This could very easily backfire, with the voters seeing this as their big chance to give bankers and politicians a kicking.”

How Europe is planning to deal with a Brexit

24 May 2015
The Telegraph
“Any proposals that are seen to be discriminating against Poles or eastern Europeans are very problematic for Germany,” says Simon Tilford, from the Centre for European Reform.
“Germany’s relationship with Poland is no longer of secondary importance to Ms Merkel. It is arguably as important as that with Britain.”Despite lacking a diplomatic profile, Mr Osborne's reputation for sound fiscal management has won him plaudits in Brussels, and led to a warm relationship with Germany’s veteran number two.

Grand bargain emerging on Europe as Germany adjusts to Cameron victory

22 May 2015
The Telegraph
“It looks as if they have stopped tilting at windmills and are keeping their demands moderate. They know that repatriation is not on,” said Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform.
...Mr Grant said Britain could be offered an international treaty outside the EU structure, the formula used for Denmark’s opt-outs from the euro in the early 1990s. “This would avoid the complicated process of ratification by all 28 states. It would look solemn and binding but would really be just a protocol. It could then be included in the EU treaties later,” he said.

UK and the EU: Better off out or in?

22 May 2015
BBC
"The idea that the UK would be freer outside the EU is based on a series of misconceptions..." the Centre for European Reform said in a recent report