In the Press - Merkel's poll win unlikely to make much difference to Brexit, analysts say

25 September 2017
The Guardian
The EU and single market are a “core national interest” for Germany, “essential to its stability, security and prosperity”, said Christian Odendahl of the Centre for European Reform. All major parties and most voters bar the 13% who cast their ballots for the anti-immigrant AfD want more EU cooperation, not less.

In the Press - May asks for two-year transition deal after Brexit

23 September 2017
Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform said May was "right to adopt a positive tone", but added that her offers were "not enough to unblock" the talks.

In the Press - The UK's Brexit hostage

22 September 2017
“How does the EU cope with losing a substantial net contributor?” said John Springford, the director of research of the Centre for European Reform. “You have to try to find money either from net contributors who aren’t necessarily going to be too keen on that, or from net recipients who are going to receive less money. Obviously, this is going to be nightmarish.”

In the Press - German election 2017: What does German election means for Brexit and the EU?

21 September 2017
The Express
The Centre for European Reform (CER) has said that all parties more or less agree on the Brexit stance so the elections mean “very little” for Brexit. CER research fellow Sophia Besch said: "Contrary to the statements of some senior Conservatives in Britain, the German elections will not affect the outcome of Brexit, whatever coalition partner Angela Merkel may choose. “All major German parties want to maintain close economic and political ties to Britain post-Brexit, and limit the economic fallout.  

In the Press - Brexit may frustrate co-operation on security in Europe

21 September 2017
The Economist
Camino Mortera-Martinez of the Centre for European Reform, a think-tank, notes that Norway and Iceland took five years to negotiate a treaty on the European Arrest Warrant, and it has taken a further eight years to be fully ratified.

In the Press - British Prime Minister Theresa May hopes to end cabinet disquiet with Brexit speech

20 September 2017
Agence France Presse
"The onus is on the British to come up with a serious offer to move the talks forward," Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform (CER), told AFP. "Theresa May needs to make a serious offer on the money that she hasn't made so far. And on the transition, she needs to say what she wants."

In the Press - How the hard-right AfD party has become a potent voice heading into Germany's election

20 September 2017
The Globe and Mail
Christian Odendahl, chief economist of the Centre for European Reform, thinks the party will be mostly ignored and could vanish, as Germany's little social liberal Pirate Party did. "The CDU and SPD are embedded in the centre and will not tolerate a party to their right," he says. "They will work to neutralize the AfD."

In the Press - Brexit's top billing: The money trick

20 September 2017
Financial Times
John Springford at the Centre for European Reform, calculates the EU-27 would have to cough up an extra 0.1 per cent of their GDP each year to fill the post-UK budget black hole in the event of a “no deal”.

In the Press - Brexit bulletin: Living on Boris time

20 September 2017
John Springford of the Centre for European Reform said money is the UK’s strongest hand although it’s still a weak one.

In the Press - Lessons from Tokyo on Britain's post-EU future

20 September 2017
Nikkei Asia Review
"These points were like a cold shower," said Ian Bond of the Centre for European Reform. "Japan set out all the things that should have been discussed before the referendum."

Future events

CER fringe event at the Labour party conference: 'How to handle Brexit'

25 September 2017
With Hilary Benn, Yvette Cooper, Keir Starmer and Chuka Umunna. Follow our live feed from the event here.

CER fringe event at the Conservative party conference: 'How to handle Brexit'

02 October 2017
Chair: Charles Grant, CER, Juliet Samuel, Columnist, The Telegraph, Vicky Ford, MP for Chelmsford, Andrea Leadsom, MP for South Northamptonshire, Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons, Dominic Grieve, MP for Beaconsfield and Konrad Szymański, Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland (TBC)