Justice & home affairs

David Cameron and EU migration

David Cameron and EU migration: Nasty, visionary – or just necessary?

Hugo Brady
05 December 2013
David Cameron is more style than substance on EU migration. But a wider European debate on managing the free movement of people has merit.
How to build a modern European Union

How to build a modern European Union

Charles Grant, Clara Marina O'Donnell, John Springford, Stephen Tindale, Katinka Barysch, Hugo Brady, David Buchan, Philip Whyte
10 October 2013
The CER proposes reforming the EU’s policies and institutions, to foster a more dynamic European economy and to make decision-making more accountable.
Is immigration a reason for Britain to leave the EU?

Is immigration a reason for Britain to leave the EU?

01 October 2013
A 2013 policy brief that remains relevant today: Britons are increasingly hostile to one of the single market's four freedoms: the free movement of labour. But EU immigration makes Britain's economy stronger.
Whatever happened to the Schengen crisis?

Whatever happened to the Schengen crisis?

Hugo Brady
27 September 2013
EU ministers will put years of political wrangling behind them this autumn when they sign off a new set of rules for the Schengen area.
Don't let England's poujadists kill London's golden goose

Don't let England's poujadists kill London's golden goose

08 July 2013
London keeps Britain afloat. But the city's wealth is dependent on its openness to immigrants, which is threatened by the country's increasingly hysterical immigration debate.
Could Britain's coalition collapse over EU police co-operation?

Could Britain's coalition collapse over EU police co-operation?

Hugo Brady
24 May 2013
Britain's government has finally reached internal agreement on opting out of EU police co-operation. But the fragile accord exposes the coalition’s fundamental differences over Europe.
Central and East European migrants are a boon for Britain

Central and East European migrants are a boon for Britain

25 March 2013
When economies are struggling, governments find it difficult to resist calls for protectionism of one form or another. The British government is trying to erect barriers to immigration.
Annual Report 2012

Annual report 2012

08 February 2013
Charles Grant analyses Britain's difficult relationship with the EU and looks back on what the CER did in 2012.
Britain's 2014 justice opt-out

Britain's 2014 justice opt-out: Why it bodes ill for Cameron's EU strategy

Hugo Brady
23 January 2013
Britain is likely to leave most EU co-operation on crime and policing in 2014. Hugo Brady explains why supporters of the move are wrong.
Cameron's European 'own goal'

Cameron's European 'own goal': Leaving EU police and justice co-operation

Hugo Brady
03 October 2012
David Cameron wants to pull the UK out of most EU co-operation on crime and policing by 2014. The move is bad for Britain.
Cameron's choice: Play to the gallery or keep Britain safe

Cameron's choice: Play to the gallery or keep Britain safe

Hugo Brady
26 September 2012
Britain has a decision to make that has major implications for both its security and its influence within the EU. Should it opt out of most EU co-operation on crime and policing by 2014?
Time for a European Civil Liberties Union?

Time for a European Civil Liberties Union?

Hugo Brady
21 September 2012
Liberty and the rule of law in central and eastern Europe needs a champion. A European Civil Liberties Union is part of the answer.
The EU & corruption

The EU must fight corruption and defend the rule of law

Hugo Brady
14 June 2012
Policy-makers in Brussels worry increasingly about corruption, national mal-administration and the rule of law in the EU. New thinking is needed to address such concerns.
Why France is threatening to leave Schengen

Why France is threatening to leave Schengen

Hugo Brady
30 April 2012
President Sarkozy is using the EU's Schengen area as a political football. But French concerns over passport-free travel in Europe will persist after the elections.
Saving Schengen: How to protect passport-free travel in Europe

Saving Schengen: How to protect passport-free travel in Europe

Hugo Brady
20 January 2012
Schengen countries must decide when Bulgaria and Romania should join, whether Greece should leave and how to work more closely with Turkey on border control.