Single market, competition & trade

BBC Radio 4 - Today programme: British trade post-Brexit

Sam Lowe
03 July 2018
Sam Lowe a research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to the Today programme (from 56.15 mins) about the unknown costs British companies face after Brexit. If the government gave firms Brexit advice it could be seen as acknowledgement of costs from leaving EU “but that’s not a reason not’s due diligence. A responsible government would be taking this a lot more seriously” .

Aljazeera: EU reform, migration and the economy

30 June 2018
John Springford, the deputy director of the Centre for European Reform, says "bringing in more people definitely helps" EU countries economically.

BBC The Real Story: Can the EU Survive?

29 June 2018
John Springford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform along with Claire jones, Paul Mason and Josef Janning discuss the future of the EU on the BBC's Real Story.

The UK and Europe: What's the cost of Brexit so far?

26 June 2018
Any reasonable observer will acknowledge that the Brexit vote has curbed economic growth.

Sky News: Two years on from the referendum are we better of worse off?

22 June 2018
John Springford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform speaks to Adam Boulton on Sky News about his research published tomorrow on the effect of the referendum on UK growth.

Aljazeera: As EU slaps tariffs on US, has world trade war become inevitable?

Sam Lowe
22 June 2018
The EU has imposed tariffs on a wide range of US goods in response to American duties on steel and aluminium, Sam Lowe a research fellow at the Centre for European Reform speaks to Aljazeera 'Inside story' to discuss tariffs, trade wars and Trump.

A potential Brexit landing point moves slowly into view?

Sam Lowe
21 June 2018
Something like single market membership for goods would go a way to solving the Irish issue.

Single market in goods will come at a price for Brexit Britain

20 June 2018
Financial Times
Many of the recent arguments over Brexit have concerned customs arrangements. But another thorny issue is creating discord both inside the British government and between the UK and the EU: should the UK remain in the single market for goods trade?

CER podcast: Is Macron becoming isolated in Europe?

20 June 2018
Sophia Besch asks Charles Grant about Macron's progress on his reform agenda so far.

CER Bulletin podcast: Transatlantic relationship; Brexit and financial services; UK-EU defence negotiations

14 June 2018
CER researchers brief podcast listeners on three of the most important topics for Europe this month. 

Merkel, Macron and the euro

John Springford, Pepijn Bergsen, Guntram B. Wolff
07 June 2018
In an email forum, three experts chime in on the German chancellor’s proposal for the eurozone.

The first Swiss lesson for Brexit Britain: Negotiations never end

Sam Lowe
30 May 2018
Like Switzerland we will always be arguing over something or other with the superpower on our doorstep.

Theresa May's Cabinet customs row is irrelevant, it's the Brexit backstop that really matters

Sam Lowe
17 May 2018
Business Insider
Theresa May and her Cabinet are currently embroiled in a heated and public debate over potential post-Brexit customs arrangements.

The battle over Europe's budget

Beth Oppenheim
10 May 2018
Negotiations on the “Multiannual Financial Framework” are getting underway, but how to make up the Brexit-shaped shortfall?

Post-Brexit hygiene checks will leave British fishermen all at sea

Sam Lowe
23 April 2018
The Times
On the March 19th the UK and EU agreed, in principle, on a post-Brexit transition period. While this was welcomed by the vast majority of British business, one group felt they had been sold down the river: fishermen.

Theresa's Irish trilemma

11 April 2018
Bright Blue
Theresa May must soon deal with an invidious trilemma. She can only choose two of three options: leaving the single market and customs union, maintaining a border-free Ireland, and pursuing a whole-UK approach to Brexit.

CER Bulletin podcast: EU reform; Brexit and foreign policy; Europe and cyber security

Sophia Besch, Ian Bond, Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, Camino Mortera-Martinez
11 April 2018
In the CER Bulletin podcast, CER researchers brief podcast listeners on three of the most important topics for Europe this month. 

The UK and Europe: Brexit, rules of origin and barriers to trade

Sam Lowe
09 April 2018
Where is the phone in your hand actually from? Designed in California, assembled in China, it says. But what about the components: the battery, the screen, the processor?

Why Britain's vision for post-Brexit trade deals is probably an illusion

Sam Lowe
05 April 2018
Business Insider
Is the United Kingdom actually a global bastion of free trade and liberalism? The honest answer is that we just don’t know yet.

Brexit financial services deal will be difficult

Mark Boleat
28 March 2018
The industry has accepted that so-called “passporting” rights will not be possible after Britain leaves the EU. The concept of “equivalence” has been mooted as a solution but even agreeing to that will be difficult.