In the Press - EU leaders face pressure to deliver on climate change

17 June 2019
BBC News
Camino Mortera-Martinez, an analyst at the Centre for European Reform, told the BBC "it's now clear the Greens will have a very important role in policymaking" - partly because liberal and socialist parties know they lost voters to the Greens."It's an easy policy area to make political gains, as it's a popular issue," she said.

In the Press - Trump sets his sights on France with threats to tariff French wine

15 June 2019
The Telegraph
As relations between China and the US have worsened, Tokyo and Brussels have sought to redouble efforts to preserve multilateral peace making and bodies such as the World Trade Organisation. “The Japan-EU relationship is in a fairly good place,” says Sam Lowe of the Centre for European Reform. Trump’s decision to pull out of the 12-nation trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, “put more impetus into Japan pursuing its FTA with the EU”, Lowe contends.

In the Press - Tory candidates are misleading people about a no-deal Brexit

15 June 2019
The Economist
Any further extension of the deadline also requires the unanimous approval of EU governments. Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform, a think-tank, believes they may agree, but adds that some exasperated leaders just want Brexit out of the way, deal or no deal.

In the Press - The ECB presidency is distinct but not immune from backroom deals

14 June 2019
The Economist
Mr Weidmann is the most contentious candidate. His vocal opposition to ECB asset-purchase programmes was reportedly derided by Mr Draghi as “Nein zu allem”(“No to everything”). Appointing him would be a mistake, says Christian Odendahl of the Centre for European Reform, a think-tank: the bank would be less activist in downturns and less supportive of fiscal easing.

In the Press - Businesses must brace themselves for Tories’ brave new post-no-deal world

13 June 2019
The Times
Meanwhile, the government’s publishing of its own no-deal tariff plans, which showed that Britain was prepared to slash tariffs in many sectors, seems to have discouraged some countries such as Canada from engaging in trade talks, according to Sam Lowe, a trade expert at the Centre for European Reform.

In the Press - Jens Weidmann, el alemán que asusta como candidato para presidir el Banco Central Europeo

12 June 2019
El Espanol
Se convertirán España y el resto de países del sur en las principales víctimas colaterales de una presidencia de Weidmann? "Planteemos la cuestión al revés. Alemania podría vivir con una presidencia de Weidmann. Los países más fuertes no necesitan apoyo. En la próxima crisis, Alemania no se enfrenta a ninguna restricción en materia de política fiscal y lo tendrá relativamente fácil para estimular su economía", responde a EL ESPAÑOL el economista alemán Christian Odendahl, del Centre for European Reform. 

In the Press - The EU's new commission will be a different animal when it comes to Brexit

11 June 2019
The Telegraph
“Barnier has been currying favour with Macron,” said Charles Grant from the Centre for European Reform. “The French and the Spanish want to throw the Brits out as soon as possible but the others don’t.”

In the Press - Make no mistake, one way or another NHS data is on the table in America trade talks

08 June 2019
The Times
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, was quick to point out one area where the NHS is already “on the table” — American companies can bid for contracts such as Babylon Health’s GP advice service — and another that is not. The United States wants the NHS to pay more for drugs and could try to incorporate a new reimbursement structure in a trade deal.

In the Press - Not playing NICE: UK drugs gatekeeper in US crosshairs

07 June 2019
Politico
“They propose … an agreement by both parties to recognize a variety of value criteria; and that [health technology assessment] should not be the principle framework for assessing value,” said Sam Lowe, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform.

In the Press - Defiant and upbeat, can the ERG's no-deal manifesto break the Brexit impasse?

05 June 2019
The Telegraph
“There is little new here,” said Sam Lowe, trade expert at the Centre for European Reform think-tank. “Mr Baker wants a transition period and a basic free trade agreement without a Withdrawal Agreement and a backstop for Northern Ireland - something that the EU insists is not on the table.”