Charles Grant

Charles Grant

Director
Areas of expertise 

Britain's EU referendum, the 'future of Europe' debate, the euro, Russia, European foreign and defence policy and China's relations with the West.

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CER podcast: The EU's increasingly troubled relationship with China

29 July 2020
Growing economic tensions, COVID-19, cyber attacks, disinformation, intellectual property theft, a security clamp down in Hong Kong, treatment of the Uyghurs and restrictions on Huawei:

I'm optimistic about a Brexit deal – despite the gloomy outlook

The Guardian
28 July 2020
Both Brussels and London have moved in talks, and both grasp the political advantages of even a minimal free trade agreement.

CER podcast: Belarus may be less stable than it appears

17 July 2020
Lukashenka is certain to win Belarus’s presidential election. But his suppression of dissent poses a dilemma for the EU: punishing Lukashenka could help Russia to extend its sway over the country.

BBC News: French Resistance anniversary

18 June 2020
“We should remember that of the 27 member-states negotiating with Britain, the French are...the ones always pushing for a very hard line on Brexit...

CER podcast: Can the EU and the UK strike a deal on their future relationship?

17 June 2020
Following Monday’s meeting between Boris Johnson and the three Presidents of the EU, has a deal between the EU and UK become more or less likely? Charles Grant and Sam Lowe discuss.

How coronavirus is reshaping Europe in dangerous ways

The Guardian
14 May 2020
From green backlash to reimposition of border controls, pandemic is accelerating tensions that could unravel the EU.

CER podcast: What does COVID-19 mean for the EU-UK trade talks?

22 April 2020
Charles Grant and Sam Lowe discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the EU-UK trade talks, and whether the pandemic will lead to the transition period being extended, taking into account the arguments for and against.

Coronavirus: EU struggling to show solidarity in face of ‘existential’ crisis

The Parliament Magazine
21 April 2020
The EU’s response to COVID-19 has given plenty of ammunition to its opponents. Frontiers have been closed and supply chains broken as countries have put their own needs first.

After coronavirus: How will Europe rebuild?

The Guardian
12 April 2020
Coronavirus has given hope to those who wish to see the EU stumble. Countries have put their own needs first and trust among governments has diminished.

CER podcast: Are the Brexit negotiations doomed to fail?

04 March 2020
The EU and the UK have now published their objectives outlining what they want a future EU-UK partnership to look like. There is much headline disagreement, but is there a landing zone in sight? Charles Grant and Sam Lowe discuss.

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