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Press quotes

  • Reuters, 07 January 2013

    "The consequences are likely to be far-reaching. Not only will governments struggle to push through the needed reforms, but there is a risk of a broader backlash against the market economy and the European Union," said Simon Tilford of the CER,

  • EU inside, 29 December 2012

    According to Philip Whyte, a senior research fellow at the CER in London, to accept that the eurozone suffers from a structural flaw that can only be corrected by more federalism is politically explosive.

  • , 27 December 2012

    "For two decades Britain's EU debate has been one-sided: Eurosceptic politicians and commentators have set the agenda, while few politicians (or business leaders) have argued the merits of the EU," Charles Grant of the CER wrote in a recent paper.

  • Reuters, 14 December 2012

    Europe's common security policy is "stuck between the strategic realities of declining defence budgets, waning European power in the world and a lack of will and ability to project strategic force outward", said Hugo Brady, a senior research fellow at the CER.

  • Il sole 24 Ore, 14 December 2012

    "È stata una risposta un po' emotiva - precisa Philip Whyte economista del think-tank Centre for European Reform - nel senso che i timori politici sono apparsi dominanti sulle considerazioni tecniche".

  • World Tribune, 13 December 2012

    Charles Grant of the London-based Centre for European Reform told the BBC, "The EU merits the peace prize. It’s role in history is unique and positive, and much more important than the inability of the current bunch of leaders to resolve the Eurozone’s travails."

  • BBC Newsnight, 12 December 2012

    Jeremy Paxman talks to Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Sir Andrew Cahn, Sir Martin Sorrell, Katinka Barysch and other guests on  how might Britain fare if it left the European Union?

  • La Vanguardia, 11 December 2012

    "L’austeritat fiscal per si sola no resoldrà la crisi", opina en canvi Simon Tilford, economista en cap de Center for European Reform, un think-tank europeista amb seu a Londres. Tilford insisteix en el fracàs d’aquesta estratègia a Grècia i Portugal i ressalta que "erosiona la confiança dels inversors".

  • Information, 10 December 2012

    Philip Whyte, senioranalytiker i tænketanken Centre for European Reform i London, er enig. "Den idé viste sig at være komplet fantasi, "siger han til Information. I stedet består udegruppen nu af tre grupperinger.

  • Financial Times, 09 December 2012

    Charles Grant, director of the CER, sets out in a new article what is at stake: "British withdrawal requires two conditions to be satisfied. First, the government of the day must call a referendum on whether to leave the EU; second a majority of voters must want to quit.