In the Press - How Trump set Poland on the path to dictatorship

21 July 2017
The Daily Beast
“I just don’t see the appetite for such measures among the member states,” says Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, an analyst at Centre for European Reform, a London-based think tank. “And it’s not just Hungary. Germany, too, will be reluctant to isolate Poland. So the Commission might well activate Article 7, but it will likely end at that.”

In the Press - 9 ways Britain could stay in the European Union

21 July 2017
Politico
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform, agreed. "The political imperative of keeping the Brits in the club would override any legal concerns," he said.

In the Press - How to beat the ticking Brexit clock: Let British business leaders do the talking

Miriam González Durántez
18 July 2017
The Guardian
Unlike think-tanks like the Centre for European Reform which knows more about the EU than the whole cabinet put together, the common characteristic of most of the Legatum trade commission seems to be not having worked at any time within the EU or even directly with it.

In the Press - Preserving peace in Ireland after Brexit

Edward Burke
18 July 2017
Financial Times
How to preserve the progress achieved since July 20 1997 is an exceptionally delicate question as the UK prepares to leave the EU. Edward Burke wrote a lucid analysis of the risks for the Centre for European Reform think-tank.

In the Press - David Davis' big Brexit bout eclipsed by scrap in London

17 July 2017
Financial Times
Spread over two or three years, annual payments of about €10bn net would address one of the EU's biggest concerns - a budget crunch that forces it to prematurely reopen its long-term budget before 2020. Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform has heard that may be enough for some capitals.

In the Press - Britain's Conservative cabinet shambles over Brexit

17 July 2017
Financial Times
According to Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform, the Treasury has written an unpublished analysis that shows that the economic benefits of Mr Fox’s future trade agreements with non-EU states would be significantly less than the economic cost of leaving the customs union. Such a document, if leaked or published, could be a blow to Mr Fox’s position.

In the Press - David Davis' big Brexit bout eclipsed by scrap in London

17 July 2017
Financial Times
Spread over two or three years, annual payments of about €10bn net would address one of the EU's biggest concerns - a budget crunch that forces it to prematurely reopen its long-term budget before 2020. Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform has heard that may be enough for some capitals.

In the Press - Brexit talks round 2: What to expect

16 July 2017
Deutsche Welle
Estimates of the potential end sum cover a wide spectrum but most are relatively consistent. The Centre for European Reform projects a figure from 25 to 73 billion euros  ($29-84 billion).

In the Press - Britains Brexit chaos leaves EU friends and foes bemused

15 July 2017
Bloomberg
“Our friends are concerned - and less friendly countries are bemused and astonished - that the great British machine, which is world famous for efficiency, now seems to be all over the place,” said Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform in London. “Britain’s name has never been held in lower regard than now in terms of its competence, its ability to organize, its ability to be strategic and influence anything.”

Future events

CER/OSEPI roundtable on the 'Brexit maze: The role of EU institutions in the negotiations'

26 July 2017
Speakers: Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, Stefaan De Rynck and Heather Grabbe

Conference on 'The future of the EU'

20 September 2017
With a keynote speech on Brexit by Michel Barnier, Chief Negotiator, Taskforce on Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom

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

25 September 2017
Speakers: Hilary Benn MP, Yvette Cooper MP, Keir Starmer MP, Chuka Umunna MP, Chair: Ian Bond, CER