In the Press - Draghi's ECB tenure: Saving the euro, faltering on inflation

21 October 2019
Financial Times
“It is widely agreed that [his] pledge to make the ECB the de facto lender of last resort to governments was the key to arresting the euro crisis,” said Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform. 

In the Press - Can next Bank boss avoid negative interest rates?

20 October 2019
The Sunday Times
Brexit has had a negative short-term effect on the economy, of course, estimated to be 2.5%-3% of GDP (growth being slower than otherwise), according to the Centre for European Reform. 

In the Press - Pound hits $1.30 amid Brexit deal and trade war hopes - as it happened

21 October 2019
The Guardian
"A while ago I wrote a paper in which I estimated the potential impact being in a free trade agreement (much like the one Johnson wants) would have on UK services exports to the EU." As you can see, the work (by trade expert Sam Lowe of the Centre for European Reform) suggests a free trade deal would cause severe damage to some UK service sector exports -- particularly the City...

In the Press - Minister admits: MPs being asked to approve Brexit without knowing full economic damage

21 October 2019
Evening Standard
In the short term, the Centre for European Reform estimates that Britain’s economy is already £69 billion smaller than it would have been if the country had not voted for Brexit.

In the Press - The UK might be close to a deal, but Brexit wrangling could last for a decade

21 October 2019
A London-based think tank, the Centre for European Reform, also noted in a report last week that “the biggest victim of the Brexit vote has been business investment.”

In the Press - European Union's message to UK: Just leave already

18 October 2019
The New York Times
“The EU showed a lot of patience,” said Agata Gostynska-Jakubowska, a Brussels-based analyst with the Centre for European Reform. “It’s very rare that hours before the European Council starts, that individual states don’t even have a legal text. The deadline set for midnight Tuesday was supposed to be absolute, but the parties wanted to deliver on this. The objective is to move on.”

In the Press - No 10's concessions in race to break Brexit deadlock

17 October 2019
Financial Times
“It has been written in a specific way to appeal to British viewers, but the default position is Northern Ireland is treated as if it is in the EU customs union,” said Sam Lowe of the Centre for European Reform.

In the Press - This deal doesn't get Brexit done – it's just the end of the beginning

17 October 2019
The Telegraph
Some countries like Australia and New Zealand are, meanwhile, negotiating their own trade agreements with the EU, complicating a future trade deal with the UK. “It’s not in Australia or New Zealand’s interest to annoy the European Commission,” says Sam Lowe of the Centre for European Reform.

In the Press - Turkey's Syria incursion: Can Ankara force NATO to provide assistance?

17 October 2019
Euro News
Luigi Scazzieri, a research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, concurred: "Turkey could trigger Article 5 but it would hardly be credible unless Turkish territory was attacked by Russia or Syria," he told Euronews by e-mail."Other member states would probably be unwilling to provide assistance, unless Turkey came under sustained attack, given that Ankara started this bout of fighting," he added.

In the Press - A Brexit deal in hand, Boris Johnson faces an uphill struggle in parliament

17 October 2019
The New York Times
But nobody really knows how things will pan out. “We have one step forward, in that we’re talking about something substantive,” said Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, a research group in London. “But we still really have no idea where this is all going to land.”