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.


BBC World News: Post-Brexit trade deals

13 August 2019
“The US is a strong operator in trade agreements – it tends to get what it wants by being tough and pursuing its own interests, and it will make use of the fact that Britain post-Brexit will be very much in bad need of a trade deal" Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform tells BBC World.

A no-deal Brexit is less inevitable than it looks

09 August 2019
Boris Johnson says he won’t talk to the EU unless it agrees to scrap the Irish backstop.

Channel 4 News: EU must recognise current Brexit deal not going to pass Commons

29 July 2019
As the government ramps up its no deal planning, Boris Johnson has insisted a new deal with the EU is still a possibility.

ZDF: Vorgeschmack auf den Brexit

29 July 2019
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform spoke to ZDF about Brexit from (1.35 mins).

Room for Thought: Europe - a Leaver and Remainer talk across the divide

20 July 2019
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform and Douglas Carswell discussed thier differing views of Europe in this interview.

EU officials don't relish the idea of no deal – but they are prepared to play hardball

The Guardian
19 July 2019
Brussels is gloomy about the prospect of Britain crashing out, but political realities could see a compromise emerge.

The Spectator Podcast: Who are Europe's new leaders?

06 July 2019
With Henry Newman, Director of Open Europe, and Charles Grant, Director of the Centre for European Reform. Presented by Katy Balls.

France Culture Podcast: Affaires étrangères - Brexit

08 June 2019
Usée par le Brexit, critiquée, Theresa May quitte la tête du Parti Conservateur qui a subi une lourde défaite. Elle a démissionné le 7 juin, mais reste Premier Ministre, le temps de la succession. Qui va mettre en oeuvre le Brexit? Jusqu'où Nigel Farage, grand vainqueur des élections, peut-il peser?

How the Kremlin sees the rest of the world

The New Statesman
29 May 2019
Russian analysts reckon the US will be less focused on intervening around the world and will be more nationalist, mercantilist and interest-focused.

CER podcast: European Parliament elections special

20 May 2019
Beth Oppenheim talks to the CER's experts about the upcoming European Parliament elections.