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Polska znów w centrum sporów w Brukseli

28 January 2020
Deutsche Welle
Komisarz UE ds. sprawiedliwości, wziął wczoraj wieczorem (27.01.2020) udział w debacie o praworządności w UE, która – choć oparta na raporcie Centre of European Reform, wskazującym na obniżające się standardy w sporej liczbie krajów Europy – skupiała się w dużej mierze na Polsce i Węgrzech.

Brexit guide

28 January 2020
Polityka
Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, Centre for European Reform (CER) analyst, has a similar opinion. - The formal exit of Great Britain from the Union is not the end of the Brexit saga, but only the beginning. At the same time, she points out that the Community began to prepare for this stage much earlier than London, which gives Brussels an advantage at the very beginning. - Although the nature of the talks will change fundamentally, the EU side has kept the negotiation team with Michel Barnier at the forefront unchanged.

Trump's 'massive' US-UK trade deal faces big hurdles

27 January 2020
Reuters
“The NHS is a religion in the UK. That’s where the real red line is,” said Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform in London. “If the U.S. is saying: ‘Pay more for medicine,’ that’s quite difficult to get past the Treasury and the taxpayers.”

Brexit showdown: Boris set to flex muscles with secret weapon in EU talks

25 January 2020
The Express
Speaking to Channel 4 News yesterday, Sam Lowe, from the Centre for European Reform, suggested it the US and UK would come together to strike the first phase of a deal within weeks - possible when Boris Johnson goes to the US in March.

Channel 4 News podcast: How will Britain and Europe build a new relationship after Brexit?

24 January 2020
Sam Lowe of the CER spoke to Gary Gibbon about what happens next on Brexit and what is in store for our new relationship with Europe.

The Spectator - Edition podcast: Is there a new Anglo-French bromance?

24 January 2020
Is a new Anglo-French bromance blossoming? Emmanuel Macron certainly seems like he needs an ally.

Poland launches a fresh attack on judges - and there's little the EU can do about it

24 January 2020
CNN
"What could be happening in Poland is a dangerous situation, where there are two legal systems, both of which claim the other to be illegitimate," says Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, a senior researcher at the Centre for European Reform, based in Brussels.

Scot influence ‘would wither if poll was not legally binding’

24 January 2020
The Times
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform, a London-based think tank, said that the EU would “look benignly towards Scottish independence” if it was approved in a legally binding referendum. He said: “The reason why the EU has not taken Catalonia’s side in the last couple of years is because the Catalans are pursuing a course of action which the EU perceives as illegal.” He said that if Scotland pursed a law-abiding route the EU could be “very welcoming”.

SPTV: Article 50 enquiry - Withdrawal Agreement and Negotiation of the Future Relationshi

23 January 2020
Charles Grant gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee’s Article 50 Inquiry.

Brexit: MSPs told EU would take London's lead in recognising an independent Scotland

23 January 2020
The Scotsman
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform said the key thing for the EU was "the question of legality."He said: "The reason the EU has not taken Catalonia's side in recent years is because the Catalans are pursuing a course of action the EU perceives as illegal. So long as Scotland moves towards independence according to the constitution and in co-operation with Westminster, I think the EU would look benignly on Scottish independence.

Trump zeroes in on his next trade target: Europe

23 January 2020
CNN
"The European Union is probably thinking, 'Hey if we can find something to give them, and that keeps tariffs on cars off the table, it makes sense to move forward,'" said Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform.

Make no mistake: Poland and Hungary aren't the only EU states abusing the law

22 January 2020
The Guardian
Countries from Britain to Greece are guilty of democratic backsliding. And that threatens the integrity of the EU itself.

Brexit will undermine Johnson's plans for poorer regions

22 January 2020
Prospect
In September, Boris Johnson told cabinet colleagues that he was “basically a Brexity Hezza.” 

The UK and European security co-operation, post-Brexit

22 January 2020
Aspenia Online
The UK’s departure from the EU at the end of January raises the question of what security co-operation between member states and the UK will look like after Brexit.

Imminent UK Brexit unleashes new EU dynamics

22 January 2020
The Financial Times
Time pressure will “focus minds on the continent and make it easier for the EU-27 to maintain unity”, says Agata Gostynska-Jakubowska of the Centre for European Reform think-tank in Brussels. “The idea that they will crack in the later phase is overplayed.”

The challenges ahead for EU defense co-operation

22 January 2020
The GMF
As the European Union enters a new institutional era in 2020, its ability to sustain the recent defense momentum will be scrutinized.

CER podcast: Democracy and the rule of law in the EU

22 January 2020
Ian Bond and Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska talk to Beth Oppenheim about the decline in respect for the rule of law across the European Union, and discuss possible remedies.

NfP podcast: Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska on Poland, the EU and rule of law

22 January 2020
In the latest Notes from Poland podcast, our editor-at-large Stanley Bill talks to Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform in Brussels.

Judgment time

21 January 2020
The Financial Times
A new report from the Centre for European Reform finds evidence of “widespread” breaches to the rule of law across the EU and calls for Brussels and its top judges to step in when governments don’t heed warnings.

City of London braces for a post-Brexit squeeze

21 January 2020
The Wall Street Journal
“The long-term trend for the EU is to ensure that activity happens inside its borders rather than offshore,” said Sam Lowe, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform.