EU membership a 'boon' to UK economy

Benjamin Fox
10 June 2014
EU Observer
Membership of the EU has been a "boon" for the British economy, and leaving the EU “would not be an economic liberation,” according to an expert group. The conclusion is part of a 92-page report published on Monday by the London-based Centre for European Reform.

Video interview on 'The economic consequences of leaving the EU'

09 June 2014
John Springford and Simon Tilford discuss the final report of the CER commission on the UK and the EU single market.

Wise Men warn on dangerous delusions of Brexit

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
09 June 2014
The Telegraph
Withdrawal from the EU would nullify Britain’s trading treaties with the world in one stroke and reduce the country to a supplicant pleading for re-entry into the global system, a top panel of experts has warned.

Centre for European Reform's analysis shows benefits of EU

Phillip Inman
09 June 2014
The Guardian
The Centre for European Reform think-tank produced its final report [on the UK and EU single market] on Monday and as a dissection of Britain's economic relationship with the rest of the EU, it is hard to beat.

UK 'would not be freer' after leaving EU

Sam Flemming
08 June 2014
Financial Times
“A bonfire of European rules would not transform Britain’s economic prospects,” according to the final report of the CER commission on the UK and the EU single market. “The idea that the UK would be freer outside the EU is based on a series of misconceptions”.

David Cameron faces heavy political price for opposing Juncker

08 June 2014
Financial Times
But Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform, says that by being “so shrill and outspoken in public”, the British may have made it harder for others to abandon Mr Juncker.

"I will not be forced to get on my knees before the British" - Juncker

Stephen Tindale
06 June 2014
The Voice of Russia (Radio)
Stephen Tindale, associate fellow at the Centre for European Reform, talks to Voice of Russia UK Radio about relations between David Cameron and Jean-Claude Juncker (listen from 00:42).

Obama vows to stand with Ukraine

Rem Korteweg
06 June 2014
Rem Korteweg, senior research fellow at the CER, talks to The Heat about President Obama's relations with Europe (from 18:19).

Why Britain still wants to fight Europe on the beaches

06 June 2014
The Guardian
Charles Grant, director of the CER, says that part of Britons' tepid attitudes to the EU, is that we "had a jolly good war and think all the others were either on the wrong side or ran away and were defeated".

British opposition to Juncker shows no sign of abating

Stephen Tindale
06 June 2014
Agence France Presse
"It is possible that if he [Juncker] becomes EU Commission president, he will be much less convenable to Cameron's desire to negotiate and repatriate some powers that he would have been if Cameron had supported him," Stephen Tindale told AFP.

Im Zweifel links: Es ist vorbei, bye-bye!

05 June 2014
Der Spiegel
In der "FAZ" schreibt der Brite Charles Grant: "In den Verträgen steht nichts über Spitzenkandidaten, sondern dass der Europäische Rat bei seiner Entscheidung das Wahlergebnis berücksichtigen solle."

European Parliament tie-up complicates Cameron's reform push

Stephen Tindale
05 June 2014
"The risk is that it [Conservative MEPs aligning with right-wing parties in the European Parliament] is going to make it more difficult to get concessions out of the Commission and the Council in terms of Britain's reform agenda," said Stephen Tindale, an associate fellow at the Centre for European Reform.

Russia’s aggression a "moral threat" to Europe

04 June 2014
The Baltic Times
Russia’s invasion of the Crimea is “the most flagrant breach of international law in Europe, and the West’s response has been hesitant and divided,” said Ian Bond. “Georgia ought to have been a warning.”

Showing the West that Russia is not alone

03 June 2014
Inter Press Service
Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the CER, told IPS: “In the past China and Russia’s cooperation in the UN Security Council was on what is common ground for them, i.e. that foreign powers should not interfere in the affairs of other nations. But Crimea has changed that”.

Europe struggles to avoid deflation’s grip

03 June 2014
The New York Times
“Inflation is so low,” said Simon Tilford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform in London, “because wages have fallen sharply and consumer demand and investment have been depressed.”

ECB seen ready to tackle Europe's weak inflation problem

03 June 2014
The Wall Street Journal
"The lower inflation is, the harder it is for Spain or Italy to get on top of their debt burdens," said Simon Tilford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform, a nonpartisan London think tank.

Die Briten und der "Brexit"

03 June 2014
Tageblatt Online
Das Centre for European Reform argumentiert sogar, dass seit der Finanzkrise das Königreich beim Regulieren sogar eher strenger war als die EU. Der "Brexit" würde die City, das Finanzzentrum von London, deshalb nicht befreien, sondern schwächen, glauben die Experten.

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

03 June 2014
Frankfurter Allgemeine
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.

Tumbling German inflation clears way for ECB blitz

02 June 2014
The Telegraph
Simon Tilford, from the Centre for European Reform, said the governing structure of the ECB prevents it from acting with the force of the US Federal Reserve or the Bank of Japan, which is needed to achieve full psychological effect.

In or out, your Euro-nightmare begins here

Matthew Parris
31 May 2014
The Times
There are three years to go before a possible referendum on Europe, and already it’s impossible to know what to think