Single market, competition & trade

Building a modern European Union: What's wrong and how to fix it

21 November 2013
The GMF
On Thursday, November 21, 2013, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) hosted a roundtable discussion with Charles Grant, the founder and director of the Centre for European Reform on the current state of the European Union.

Europa en riesgo de deflación

19 November 2013
Realidad Economica (IADE)
A nadie le gusta que suban los precios, pero hoy los 17 países de la Eurozona temen lo contrario: la deflación. En octubre, la inflación interanual se redujo hasta el 0,7 por ciento, el nivel más bajo desde 2009, muy lejos de la meta del 2 por ciento que tiene el Banco Central Europeo.

Letters: Add Germany to EU services push

09 October 2013
Financial Times
Sir, Guntram Wolff is right to propose liberalisation of Germany’s sclerotic services sector ('Germany needs a service sector to match its makers', October 7).

Video interview on 'The future of Europe's economy: Disaster or deliverance?'

18 September 2013
Simon Tilford discusses the CER's latest report 'The future of Europe's economy: Disaster or deliverance?' by Paul De Grauwe, George Magnus, Thomas Mayer and Holger Schmieding.

UK has cut too deeply, but don't misread Greece's hardship

26 June 2013
Financial Times
From Mr Simon Tilford.Sir, The UK Treasury may well be guilty of many of the failings Philip Stephens attributes to it (“The best spending cut of all? Shut down the Treasury”, June 24).

Commentary on Irene Finel-Honigman's article: And the key question is whether a stronger eurozone will split the EU apart

Philip Whyte
20 June 2013
Europe's world
The friction between what Irene Finel-Honigman calls "economic rationale" and "political will" has been the driving force behind European integration. But now the eurozone crisis has transformed the nature of this interaction; its underlying spirit is no longer positive and optimistic – "how can we bring Europe closer together?"...

Video interview on 'How the EU's legitimacy has suffered since the euro crisis'

12 June 2013
Charles Grant discusses how the euro crisis has hit the EU's legitimacy.

Video interview on 'The CER commission on the UK and the single market'

12 June 2013
The case for British membership of the EU has always rested primarily on the country's participation in the single market. The CER's commission on the UK and the single market will examine whether participation in the EU helps or hinders Britain's economy.

Video interview on 'The working time directive'

Katinka Barysch
20 May 2013
Katinka Barysch discusses her recent policy brief 'The working time directive: What's the fuss about?'. The working time directive has had limited impact on British business. It has caused trouble in hospitals partly because the NHS relies so heavily on junior doctors.

Britain could reshape Europe if it would only try

14 May 2013
Financial Times
Is there any point in Britain staying in the EU if it is outside the euro? No, according to increasing numbers of  British eurosceptics  and European federalists.

Der er et Europa for enden af tunnelen

Katinka Barysch
03 May 2013
Politiko
Den nuværende krise og sprækkerne i eurozonen kan resultere i et styrket Europa. Unionsprojektet er allerede i gang med at gennemgå et nødvendigt realitetstjek, mener vicepræsident Katinka Barysch fra anerkendt Europa-tænketank.

The EU battle Cameron could win

Katinka Barysch
20 March 2013
Prospect
In his big European speech on 23rd January, David Cameron said he wanted radical reform of the European Union or, failing that, a series of unilateral opt-outs.

Britain should abandon hope of a revival in EU demand

04 February 2013
The Guardian
The British government's attempt to rebalance the UK economy has failed. In 2012, the deficit on the country's current account (the broadest measure of foreign trade) was larger than in any year since 1990.