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BBC Radio 4 - PM: Irish Sea border goods checks

Sam Lowe
08 June 2021
Sam Lowe spoke to Evan Davis about the EU and UK queston of Irish Sea border goods checks, "the British proposal wouldn't remove the issue, it would just reduce it. Whereas the EU's would remove the issue, but at the expense of regulatory flexibility for Great Britain." (From 26mins) 

BBC Radio Three Counties: Global tax reform

04 June 2021
As well as a global minimum corporate tax, the G7 is also set to agree a reallocation of the right to tax. Countries like the UK, France and Germany, that have large consumer bases using big tech companies like Amazon, will be able to levy taxes. Zach Meyers spoke to Roberto...

The Red Box Politics Podcast: Tricks of the trade

Sam Lowe
01 June 2021
Luke Jones is talking trade with expert Sam Lowe, Centre for European Reform as well as Angus MacNeil MP, Chair of the International Trade Committee and Alexander Downer, Former Australian foreign minister and High Commissioner to the UK.

Euronews: UK government 'divided' over possible trade deal with Australia

Sam Lowe
24 May 2021
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, an independent think-tank, told Euronews that the debate at the heart of the UK government is about how much access Australia should be offered.

Euranet: The next battle for rule of law in the EU will be fought in court

11 May 2021
Camino Mortera, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, believes that Hungary and Poland may have a case to answer. “This case that has been brought to the European Court of Justice by Poland and Hungary is not –  and I know this may sound provocative – the...

BBC Radio 4: The Briefing Room - Could Germany Go Green?

22 April 2021
Sophia Besch, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to David Aaronovitch about what the Greens might change about German foreign policy (from 12.3 mins).

Bloomberg TV: Merkel's succession in disarray as party splits over nominee

13 April 2021
Christian Odendahl, chief economist at th CER talked to Bloomberg TV about the Merkel succession, and how German politics might change in the coming years.

Times Radio: Russian pressure in eastern Ukraine

13 April 2021
Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform spoke with Carole Walker and outlined three possible motives behind the increased Russian pressure in eastern Ukraine (from 1:50).

TRT World: Russia-NATO tensions heat up

02 April 2021
Last week, NATO foreign ministers gathered in Brussels for the first time in over a year. The in-person summit featured Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg saying Moscow's 'pattern of repressive behaviour at home and aggressive behaviour abroad' required immediate, collective action. From Crimea to cyberattacks, diplomatic pressure seems to have achieved...

Bloomberg Daybreak Europe: Odendahl: Vaccine rollout risks anger beyond Brussels

11 March 2021
While the initial blame for the slow European vaccination rollout went to the European institutions, which negotiated the contracts, public backlash now risks spilling into national politics with the German CDU next in line ahead of a general election in September, according to Christian Odendahl, Chief Economist at the Centre...

Uncommon Decency podcast: A Very British Divorce

26 February 2021
After almost 4 years since 17 million Brits voted for this outcome, the UK has finally divorced from the European supranational behemoth. The year-end deal on the new trade rapport between the two sides of the Channel was elusive, but the sighs of relief in Whitehall and the Berlaymont have...

BBC Radio 4 - The Briefing Room: Brexit Business

Sam Lowe
25 February 2021
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Refrom joined Peter Foster, Vandeline von Bredow and Maddy Thimont Jack to speak with David Aaronovitch two months on from the UK's uncoupling from the European Union's single market.

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee: Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol

Sam Lowe
24 February 2021
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform gave evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol.

The Spectator Podcast: Boris’s climate conundrum

Sam Lowe
20 February 2021
While coronavirus has dominated the last year in politics, domestic issues are creeping back onto the agenda. Near the top of the list is reaching Net Zero by 2050 - not least because climate-conscious Joe Biden is now in the White House. Can Britain hit its target? Katy Balls speaks...

Over the Farm Gate podcast: Trade and policy special

Sam Lowe
15 February 2021
This week, following the government's application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), we're asking what this is, and how could it affect UK agriculture?Concerns have been raised about how this could impact access to the UK for foreign produce, and food production standards.

BBC Politics West: Labour mobility

Sam Lowe
14 February 2021
Sam Lowe a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to BBC Politics West about how the EU's proposal on general labour mobility would have reduced the red tape now affecting the UK's live music industry (from 9.20mins).

BBC News: EU, Germany and the vaccines

29 January 2021
"It's about boosting the supply of the vaccines, and quickly. [...] This is the richer countries' job, and I think that's where the EU's strategy fell short" Christian Odendal, chief economist of the Centre for European Reform told BBC News.

BBC Radio 4 - The World at one: Brexit problems with new trading arrangements

Sam Lowe
14 January 2021
Sam Lowe a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to Sarah Montague about the teething problems and costs of the new trading arrangements (from 28.30 mins).

Encompass Podcast: Geopolitics in 2021

07 January 2021
Charles Grant spoke to Paul Adamson about likely trends in geopolitics in 2021.

Parliament: Future Relationship with the European Union Committee

Sam Lowe
06 January 2021
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform gave evidence on the progress of the negotiations on the UK's future relationship with the EU.