Charles Grant

Charles Grant

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.


Juncker als Kommissionspräsident: Gefährlicher Griff nach der Macht (with English translation)

Frankfurter Allgemeine
03 June 2014
Das Europaparlament will Jean-Claude Juncker als Kommissionspräsidenten durchdrücken - eine gefährliche Idee! Es würde die Briten aus der EU drängen. Wenn Premierminister Cameron das sagt, klingt das nach Erpressung, aber es ist die Wahrheit. Ein Gastbeitrag.

Belarus is now at risk of losing its independence to Russia

New Statesman
30 April 2014
Most Belarusians have a somewhat weaker sense of identity than Ukrainians but they feel Belarusian rather than Russian.
Returning to Belarus, a flat land of nearly ten million people, after an interval of five years, I found that very little had changed: Alexander Lukashenko remains president (as he has been since...

Cinq européens débattent

Confrontations Europe
31 March 2014
Quel serait le sens d’un nouveau contrat pour reconstruire notre Europe ? Claude Fischer ouvre le débat avec quatre Européens « insoupçonnables » : Charles Grant, directeur du CER(1), Thomas Hanke, journaliste au quotidien Handelsblatt, Andrea Ricci, directeur d’ISIS(2), et Maciej Witucki, président de la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie...

L'influence du parlement européen inquiète les Britanniques

La Croix
22 December 2013
"Il n’est pas bon que la Commission européenne soit si impopulaire" Charles Grant, directeur du Centre for European Reform à Londres.

Cameron's European gamble is a losing proposition

Financial Times
17 December 2013
David Cameron has embarked on a bold, possibly reckless, strategy to sort out Britain’s troubled relationship with the EU. He promises that, if re-elected, he will renegotiate membership terms, then hold an in-or-out referendum in 2017.

Building a modern European Union: What's wrong and how to fix it

21 November 2013
On Thursday, November 21, 2013, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) hosted a roundtable discussion with Charles Grant, the founder and director of the Centre for European Reform on the current state of the European Union.

Video interview on 'China 2025: Regime transition in China?'

22 October 2013
Charles Grant interviewed Minxin Pei, professor of government and the director of the Keck Centre for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College.

The Kremlin uses bully-boy tactics to keep other countries in the fold

The New Statesman
17 October 2013
Putin and his ministers were uncharacteristically polite about Barack Obama, welcoming co-operation with him over Syria’s chemical weapons.

EU needs an overhaul

European Voice
17 October 2013
All across Europe, people are fed up with the European Union. The eurozone's difficulties explain much of the disenchantment.

Video interview on 'How to build a modern European Union'

09 October 2013
Charles Grant discusses his latest CER report which discusses the fact that despite its many achievements, the EU’s institutions and policies are badly in need of an overhaul.