CER podcast: A 'sovereign' EU needs a stable economy

Christian Odendahl, John Springford
26 February 2020
The EU’s economic size is its main source of global power. But what are the consequences of the eurozone’s economic instability – and its large current account surplus – for the EU’s ability to act on the global stage? John Springford and Christian Odendahl discuss.

CER podcast: Europe and Libya

Luigi Scazzieri, Beth Oppenheim
12 February 2020
The conflict in Libya is spiralling out of control despite the recent Berlin conference. Beth Oppenheim and Luigi Scazzieri discuss why Europe has struggled to influence Libya, and how the conflict may evolve.

CER podcast: Brexit bulletin special

Charles Grant, Sam Lowe, Ian Bond, Beth Oppenheim
29 January 2020
In this special Brexit episode of the CER podcast, Charles Grant explains why the CER is still needed after Brexit; Sam Lowe discusses the future of UK-EU trade; and Ian Bond explores the fate of UK foreign policy.

CER podcast: Democracy and the rule of law in the EU

Ian Bond, Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, Beth Oppenheim
22 January 2020
Ian Bond and Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska talk to Beth Oppenheim about the decline in respect for the rule of law across the European Union, and discuss possible remedies.

CER podcast: Can Europe overcome its paralysis on Palestine?

Beth Oppenheim, Sophia Besch
15 January 2020
The EU has struggled to take decisive action on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

CER podcast: Reviewing 2019

18 December 2019
CER researchers review the year 2019, and discuss what to expect in 2020. The conversation spans the future UK-EU relationship; the fraying of the transatlantic link; China; the state of Franco-German relations; and the EU economy.

CER podcast: Where is Turkey going?

Luigi Scazzieri, Beth Oppenheim
04 December 2019
After Turkey’s recent offensive in northern Syria, Ankara’s relationships with the EU and US have been badly strained.

CER Ditchley podcast series: Five challenges for Europe

Sam Lowe, Cinzia Alcidi, Hervé Boulhol, Alicia García Herrero, Åsa Löfgren, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Martin Sandbu, Jens Suedekum, Gemma Tetlow, Richard Tol, Ángel Ubide
20 November 2019
In November, the CER took 49 of Europe's top economists and political commentators to Ditchley Park for a conference on ‘Five challenges for Europe’.

CER podcast: The cost of Brexit to June 2019

John Springford, Beth Oppenheim
06 November 2019
The UK economy is 2.9 per cent smaller as a result of the vote to leave the EU. John Springford talks to Beth Oppenheim about his final analysis in this series.

CER podcast: What next for Brexit?

Charles Grant, Beth Oppenheim
23 October 2019
Charles Grant and Beth Oppenheim discuss what will happen next with the Brexit process, as well as what the future UK-EU relationship could look like.

CER podcast: Von der Leyen's carbon border tax

Sam Lowe, Beth Oppenheim
09 October 2019
Sam Lowe talks to Beth Oppenheim about the incoming Commission President Ursula von der Leyen's proposal for a carbon border tax. How could it work and what are the risks?

CER podcast: Meet the new European Commission

Sophia Besch, Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
24 September 2019
Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska talks to Sophia Besch about the new European Commission. Who are Ursula von der Leyen's new commissioners – and what happens next?

CER podcast: Negotiations after no-deal Brexit

Beth Oppenheim, John Springford
11 September 2019
John Springford deciphers what has been happening in Westminster over the past week, and talks to Beth Oppenheim about what this means for the chances of a no-deal Brexit.

CER podcast: The EU's Security Union

Camino Mortera-Martinez, Beth Oppenheim
31 July 2019
Beth Oppenheim asks Camino Mortera-Martinez to review the record of the EU's Security Union.

CER podcast: Does the EU need a common arms export policy?

Sophia Besch, Beth Oppenheim
17 July 2019
Sophia Besch and Beth Oppenheim discuss the state of the EU's arms export regime, and whether the Union needs a genuinely common and enforceable policy.

CER podcast: EU top jobs

Sophia Besch, Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
05 July 2019
Sophia Besch talks to Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska about the EU’s top jobs reshuffle. They discuss the candidates, Europe's winners and losers, and what happens next.

CER podcast: The Big European Sort? The diverging fortunes of Europe's regions

Christian Odendahl, John Springford, Beth Oppenheim
19 June 2019
Beth Oppenheim talks to John Springford and Christian Odendahl about regional divergence across the EU.

CER podcast: What is a customs union?

Sophia Besch, Sam Lowe
05 June 2019
Sophia Besch asks Sam Lowe to explain what a customs union is. Sam argues that a customs union is still compatible with an effective UK trade policy.

CER podcast: European Parliament elections special

Ian Bond, Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, Charles Grant, Camino Mortera-Martinez, Beth Oppenheim, Luigi Scazzieri, Leonard Schuette
20 May 2019
Beth Oppenheim talks to the CER's experts about the upcoming European Parliament elections.

CER podcast: A guide to the Spanish election

Sophia Besch, Camino Mortera-Martinez
08 May 2019
Sophia Besch asks Camino Mortera-Martinez to talk through the Spanish election results.