In the Press - The Draghi dilemma: Italian presidential election risks turbulence

24 January 2022
Financial Times
“Italy can be seen as a potentially ticking time bomb because of its debt,” says Luigi Scazzieri, a senior fellow at the Centre for European Reform think-tank. “If questions were to re-emerge about the sustainability of that debt, the euro’s foundation would once again be questioned.

In the Press - Brexit’s Falstaff can’t bluff his way through this any longer

23 January 2022
The Guardian
And according to the Centre for European Reform, UK goods trade is almost 16% lower than it would have been without the “sovereignty” of Brexit.

In the Press - Putin will never have another chance like this to overthrow the European strategic order

23 January 2022
The Telegraph
“I don’t see anything on the economic front that would seriously frighten Putin,” said Ian Bond, a former ambassador and British security planner now at the Centre for European Reform.

In the Press - Economistas alemães antecipam mudança e investimento num país que gosta pouco de arriscar

22 January 2022
“Depois de 16 anos de governos em ‘status quo’, é notório que a Alemanha precisa de mudanças e investimentos, principalmente para lidar com as transformações climáticas”, afirma Christian Odendahl, economista-chefe do Centre for European Reform.

In the Press - Draghi move

21 January 2022
Financial Times
The Centre for European Reform has this explainer on the upcoming Italian presidential election and what Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s possible job change could mean for the country’s reforms and the implementation of EU recovery funds.

In the Press - Brexit in numbers

20 January 2022
Financial Times
There are many factors driving inflation, but Brexit’s hidden hand — helping to tighten the labour market and raise import costs —  makes the BoE’s decision-making harder, because the supply capacity of the economy will be smaller and less flexible, says John Springford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform.

In the Press - How sweeping EU rules would curb tech companies

20 January 2022
The Washington Post
Getting the Digital Services Act through the EU Parliament is “a huge step in tackling the social problems caused by online platforms,” said Zach Meyers, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform think-tank.

In the Press - Voice assistants under fire in IoT competition report

20 January 2022
Zach Meyers, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, told EURACTIV that the Commission was right to focus on data collection and interoperability and that the concerns raised in these areas were similar those driving the Digital Markets Act (DMA).However, the extent to which the DMA helps to solve these issues, Meyers said, will depend on its final shape once trialogue negotiations conclude, as well as how the Commission enforces it. 

In the Press - Don’t believe those who say a pan-European public sphere is impossible

16 January 2022
Financial Times
“There’s more and more of a trans-European debate,” observes Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform, a London-headquartered think-tank with offshoots in Brussels and Berlin. “There are still national bubbles but a sense that we’re all in this debate together.”

In the Press - Fear of Russia brings new purpose and unity to NATO, once again

14 January 2022
The New York Times
“NATO is its member states, and it’s what allies make of it,” said Sophia Besch, a defense analyst in Berlin for the Centre for European Reform. “It’s not out of business because we didn’t let it, and we’ve changed its raison d’être to what are the major strategic concerns of the day.”