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CNBC: Impression by how smoothly coalition talks advancing

18 October 2021
"The Finance Minister has become the most important position in government after the Chancellor...The national interest of Germany will shape Christian Lindner more than Christian Lindner will shape the Finance Ministry," Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform told CNBC.

DW News: Post-Merkel foreign policy

28 September 2021
Sophie Besch, as senior research fellow at the CER spoke to DW news about Germany's role in the world, how Germany chooses to handle China, Russia and its relationship with the US is likely to vary from coalition to coalition.

RTE: Merkel's tenure

25 September 2021
Christian Odendahl spoke to RTE about how much of Angela Merkel's tenure has been characterised by crisis management, leaving little room at times to address other issues.

Bloomberg: CDU narrows gap ahead of election

24 September 2021
Christian Odendahl argues that German discussions on fiscal rules will influence the European debate, particularly in terms of climate. He says the current gas crisis illustrates how carbon pricing alone isn’t enough to fight climate change - you need higher investment.

TRT World: Will Russia fill the power vacuum in Afghanistan?

07 September 2021
Who is going to be courting the Taliban now that they have control of Afghanistan and the West has cut and run? Two major players Russia and China, both know how important the country can be for influence in Central Asia. Guests: Kirill Krivosheev Correspondent at Kommersant newspaper, Ian Bond...

New Statesman Podcast: What the SPD surge means for Germany

02 September 2021
From Berlin, the New Statesman's international editor Jeremy Cliffe presents a special series from World Review focusing on the German federal election – the runners and riders, the issues and what it means for Germany and beyond.

BBC Radio 4 PM: Northern Ireland protocol

21 July 2021
Sam Lowe a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform spoke to Evan Davis about today's proposal paper on the Northern Ireland protocol and what the British solution is to the impasse on GB-Northern Irealand trade.
 

Sky News: UK considers import taxes to combat 'carbon leakage' but wants global deal

21 July 2021
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, said: "In the real world we have to appreciate the EU is moving ahead unilaterally with its own carbon border adjustment mechanism, and we've seen a proposal from the Democrats in the US this week, of something similar."
"There...

Welsh Affairs Committee: One-off session on the implications for Wales of the UK/AUS FTA

15 July 2021
Sam Lowe gave evidence this morning at the Welsh Affairs Committee about the UK-Australia trade deal and what it will mean for Wales (from 10:17).

Bloomberg: Merkel-Johnson summit

02 July 2021
Charles Grant, director of the CER told Bloomberg TV that the UK and Germany's intertwined economies mean some co-operation has to take place

Northern Ireland Assembly: Finance Committee

30 June 2021
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the CER spoke to the Northern Ireland Assembly Finance Committee on customs and the movement of goods (from 2:02).

Trade Talks Podcast: Global Britain: How's that going then?

17 June 2021
Sam Lowe spoke on the latest Trade Talks podast about how to understand the spat concerning Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol, and the UK's new trade deal with Australia.

Sky News: Why the Australia trade deal matters

15 June 2021
Sam Lowe, senior research fellow at the CER spoke to Sam Coates about why the Australia trade deal matters (from 2mins 20).

Deutsche Welle: NATO summit

14 June 2021
Sophia Besch, senior research fellow a the CER spoke to Deutsche Welle about the NATO summit.
 

Euronews: NATO statement on China goes 'much further' than prior language, expert says

14 June 2021
"The language on China certainly goes much further than anything NATO has said before,” Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the think-tank the Centre for European Reform, told Euronews. 

BBC Newsnight: Biden's G7 visit

09 June 2021
Sam Lowe spoke to Ben Chu about Biden's G7 visit and what he is likely to say about the UK-EU impasse over Northern Ireland.

BBC Radio 4 - PM: Irish Sea border goods checks

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

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

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.

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