In the Press - The UK's Brexit hostage

22 September 2017
Politico
“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 - 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
Bloomberg
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."

In the Press - Germans' misplaced faith in economic strength

19 September 2017
Politico
“Given how central Germany is to many of the challenges facing Europe, from economics to security, another bland grand coalition would be bad news,” warned Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform.

Future events

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

25 September 2017
Chair: Ian Bond, CER, Hilary Benn, MP for Leeds Central, Yvette Cooper, MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, Keir Starmer, MP for Holborn and St Pancras and Chuka Umunna, MP for Streatham

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)