Single market, competition & trade

Unlocking industrial data: Why the EU should rethink the Data Act

19 July 2022
Encompass
The ink is not yet dry on the EU’s two flagship tech laws, the Digital Markets Act and the Digital Services Act.
¿Por qué va a utilizar nadie la moneda digital de un banco central?

¿Por qué va a utilizar nadie la moneda digital de un banco central?

24 June 2022
ESglobal
Los bancos centrales tienen prisa por empezar las pruebas de una moneda digital propia. Quizá parece una cosa emocionante. Pero seguramente no ofrecen a los usuarios casi ninguna ventaja de la que no disfruten ya.

CER podcast: Is Brexit to blame for Britain's economic woes?

John Springford, Thomas Sampson, Rosie Giorgi
14 June 2022
In this week's CER podcast Rosie Giorgi spoke to economists John Springford and Thomas Sampson about how Brexit has impacted the UK economy.

We must uphold online competition at home, or we risk lagging behind the EU

25 May 2022
City A.M
Right now in the European Union, law-makers are putting the finishing touches on the Digital Markets Act – a landmark law which will upend big tech firms’ business models to improve competition online.
Elon Musk's Twitter test

Elon Musk's Twitter test

29 April 2022
Project Syndicate
The world’s richest person will be free to emasculate Twitter's content restrictions in the name of free speech if that is what he wishes to do. But he may reconsider once he realizes the great responsibility that digital freedom now implies.

Sanctioning Russia: A co-operative endeavour, not a competitive sport

22 March 2022
Encompass
The West surprised many with its decisive response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, imposing an unprecedented set of economic sanctions on Russia.

Interview with Zach Meyers: Can Russia be crushed without crushing Europe?

07 March 2022
AMI Magazine
We interviewed Zach Meyers, a senior research fellow at the CER, an independent think-tank that examines ways to make the European Union work better. Mr Meyers, in particular, has been examining issues related to economic decoupling, separating the economies of the European Union from outside economies.

The EU's antitrust lessons for America

04 March 2022
Project Syndicate
While the EU’s courts and legislative processes will moderate the European Commission’s hardline instincts about competition policy, the US risks overcompensating for past laxity.

The Point: Digital platforms and unfair practices

23 February 2022
Zach Meyers spoke to The Point about how the world is preparing to regulate big tech giants amid the expansion of the digital market.

Why EU-UK data flows have a dim future

13 December 2021
Encompass
After Brexit, the EU and the UK reached an uneasy truce to maintain the free flow of personal data between them.

Amazon n’accepte plus les cartes Visa au Royaume-Uni. Et voilà les leçons que nous devrions retenir

19 November 2021
Atlantico
Amazon UK n'accepte plus les cartes de crédit Visa. Quelles sont les raisons de cette décision ? Amazon s'inquiète de l'augmentation par Visa des frais que les détaillants doivent payer pour accepter ce type de cartes de crédit. 

Sky News: UK considers import taxes to combat 'carbon leakage' but wants global deal

Sam Lowe
21 July 2021
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, said: "In the real world we have to appreciate the EU is moving ahead unilaterally with its own carbon border adjustment mechanism, and we've seen a proposal from the Democrats in the US this week, of something similar."
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BBC Radio 4 PM: Northern Ireland protocol

Sam Lowe
21 July 2021
Sam Lowe a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to Evan Davis about today's proposal paper on the Northern Ireland protocol and what the British solution is to the impasse on GB-Northern Irealand trade.
 

Trade Talks Podcast: Global Britain: How's that going then?

Sam Lowe
17 June 2021
Sam Lowe spoke on the latest Trade Talks podast about how to understand the spat concerning Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol, and the UK's new trade deal with Australia.

Sky News: Why the Australia trade deal matters

Sam Lowe
15 June 2021
Sam Lowe, senior research fellow at the CER spoke to Sam Coates about why the Australia trade deal matters (from 2mins 20).

The UK-Australia trade deal has been painted as both a travesty and a triumph for Britain – it’s neither

Sam Lowe
15 June 2021
iNews
This deal does not give us any insight into whether the UK will be able to conclude tougher negotiations with the US, India and South American countries.

BBC Radio 4 - PM: Irish Sea border goods checks

Sam Lowe
08 June 2021
Sam Lowe spoke to Evan Davis about the EU and UK queston of Irish Sea border goods checks, "the British proposal wouldn't remove the issue, it would just reduce it. Whereas the EU's would remove the issue, but at the expense of regulatory flexibility for Great Britain." (From 26mins) 

The Red Box Politics Podcast: Tricks of the trade

Sam Lowe
01 June 2021
Luke Jones is talking trade with expert Sam Lowe, Centre for European Reform as well as Angus MacNeil MP, Chair of the International Trade Committee and Alexander Downer, Former Australian foreign minister and High Commissioner to the UK.

A trade deal with Australia will have little impact, but it raises big questions about the UK's trade policy

Sam Lowe
24 May 2021
The House
The British government is going to need to work harder if it is to keep enough people onboard with its trade agenda.

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