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BBC Newsnight: Cost of Ukraine reconstruction

19 June 2023
Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the CER says "Lawyers differ on this, but there are at least precedents for state assets being taken and used for other purposes."

La reforma de los mercados mayoristas de la energía en Europa: ¿necesita más impulso?

16 June 2023
ES Global
Las propuestas de la Comisión Europea para reformar el mercado mayorista de la electricidad son modestas pero pragmáticas.

Vrekkige vier? Daar hoort Nederland niet meer bij

15 June 2023
NRC Handelsblad
Maar de onverbiddelijkheid waarmee Lindner nu inzet op harde schuldnormen is voor Nederland niet per se positief, zegt Sander Tordoir, als econoom verbonden aan de denktank Centre for European Reform. „Nederland probeert in de discussie vooral de handhaving te versterken. Maar omdat Lindner zich zo rigide opstelt en zich in een hoek vast schildert, wordt het voor Den Haag een stuk lastiger dat andere punt te maken.”

EU Commission wants the real deal

15 June 2023
EurActiv
Europe can withstand American and Chinese subsidies for green tech. John Springford and Sander Tordoir from the Centre for European Reform caution the EU not to go too far in its ambitions to out-subsidise the US or China in fear of losing out in green tech. They argue that for most of the green technologies, the geograhical distance to the US and China will impose such a cost on trade that it will be profitable to produce in Europe anyway.

Ukraine is struggling to break through to NATO

15 June 2023
Deutsche Welle
Currently, the most serious argument against Ukraine's membership in NATO is the difficulty in accepting a country that is under attack by Russia, and which does not control all its territory. However, there are ways to deal with it – explains Ian Bond in an analysis of the London-based Centre for European Reform. Bond cites the example of West Germany, which joined NATO in 1955 when, at least legally, it treated its western border as unregulated.

Newstalk: Push for far more energy independence for the continent

14 June 2023
Elisabetta Cornago from the CER spoke to Joie this morning on the show about the European Commission's hopes to break the link between wholesale gas and electricity prices and push for far more energy independence for the continent.

Letter: UK watchdog's tough stance on Big Tech should reassure MPs

12 June 2023
Financial Times
David Parker (Opinion, May 30) argues that if the UK Competition and Markets Authority stops big tech firms buying start-ups, entrepreneurs will avoid the UK.

The case against Europe matching Biden’s green subsidy splurge

12 June 2023
Financial Times
There’s an interesting new paper out on EU subsidies from John Springford and Sander Tordoir at the Centre for European Reform urging restraint. They make a few key points: The EU is already pretty competitive in global green tech exports — less so than China but much more so than the US.

Principles for Europe's relations with Russia after the war

11 June 2023
Eurodefense
Sooner or later, Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine will end. What Western governments don’t know is what kind of Russia they will be dealing with at that point.

Erdogan's victory and the west

10 June 2023
Cyprus Mail
Erdoğan’s re-election as Turkish president means that Ankara’s relations with its Western allies will remain turbulent. The West should expect a bumpy ride.

Giving Ukraine NATO membership is the best way to prevent World War III in Europe

10 June 2023
Encompass
When they met in Bucharest in April 2008, NATO leaders discussed the membership aspirations of Georgia and Ukraine and declared “these countries will become members of NATO”.

Polityka Insight: Camino Mortera-Martinez on relationships between Poland and EU

Camino Mortera-Martinez
09 June 2023
In the last years the relationship between Poland and the EU has been difficult. Camino Mortera-Martinez from the CER has explained the situation on the Polityka Insight podcast.
  

ESG Insider podcast: Unpacking the EU's green deal industrial plan

09 June 2023
In this episode of the ESG Insider podcast, we’re turning our attention to the European Union and digging into the Green Deal Industrial Plan. 

CER podcast: We have to talk about Spain

Camino Mortera-Martinez
08 June 2023
In this week's episode of the CER podcast Octavia Hughes speaks to Camino Mortera-Martínez about the results of the Spanish local and regional elections.

ITV News: Sunak announces 'Atlantic Declaration' to boost UK-US ties after Biden talks

08 June 2023
John Springford from the CER says the declaration may lift UK economic growth a little but won’t have the economic heft of a comprehensive free-trade agreement

Judy Asks: Is Poland's democracy in danger?

Camino Mortera-Martinez
08 June 2023
Carnegie Europe
Poland’s democracy is in danger. So is the place it should rightly occupy in the European Union, and the world.

European Sovereignty Fund: Commission’s best chance or empty shell?

06 June 2023
EurActiv
According to Zach Meyers, a research fellow at the Centre for European Reform (CER), this is a “sensible approach”. The lack of risk-oriented investments is “one of Europe’s biggest problems”, he told EURACTIV.

Occidente y la victoria de Erdoğan

05 June 2023
ES Global
La reelección de Erdoğan como presidente de Turquía significa que las relaciones de Ankara con sus aliados occidentales van a seguir siendo turbulentas.

Rishi Sunak 'annoys folk across EU' with claim about EPC summit

02 June 2023
The National
Luigi Scazzieri, from the Centre for European Reform think-tank, commented: “Two bad signs for the European Political Community: 1) Sunak does not even mention it – apparently it's just a meeting to discuss migration (?) 2) Meanwhile Erdoğan decided not to attend the summit.”

The UK’s Microsoft/Activision decision shows the EU how to regulate big tech

02 June 2023
Encompass
When Microsoft announced its plan to acquire games giant Activision for $69 billion, few commentators thought the deal would get an easy ride from competition authorities.