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
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
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. 

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.

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

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

06 June 2023
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
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.

Will Ukraine join Nato? Alliance cautious about membership bid that could plunge West into war with Russia

01 June 2023
But the Israel security pledge may be the wrong model for Ukraine, warns Ian Bond, a director at the Centre for European Reform think-tank. “There are two problems,” he said. “One is cost – Israel has spent 10 per cent of its GDP on defence since the mid-1960s, and it’s hard to see how that is sustainable for Ukraine. The second is that Israel is a nuclear power, albeit undeclared, and no-one wants that for Ukraine.”

The EU cannot leave it to the US and China to slug it out

01 June 2023
The Parliament Magazine
Europe is playing a dangerous game allowing China and the US to escalate their conflict, leading to serious ramifications for the EU's economy.

UK Politics Brexit has cost every UK household £250 in food bills, experts claim

25 May 2023
The Independent
Brexit has cost the UK £33bn in lost trade and investment, according to a new study by the Centre for European Reform, which found that the economic damage is even worse than previously feared.

Five major banks colluded on UK bonds, antitrust agency says

24 May 2023
“In theory, fines could be up to 10% of each bank’s annual global turnover,” said Zach Meyers, a senior research fellow in competition policy at the Centre for European Reform. “Since the collusion only relates to a small part of their businesses, the fines are likely to be considerably smaller.”