Press

Labour accuses Hunt of being ‘out of touch’, with voting under way in Kingswood and Wellingborough byelections

15 February 2024
The Guardian
In February 2023 a report by John Springford of the Centre for European Reform (CER)  claimed that Britain’s economy was 5.5% smaller than it would have been had it remained inside the EU.

Brexit blir dyrere

15 February 2024
Dagens Næringsliv
Goldman Sachs nye anslag er i samme størrelsesordenen som andre ferske analyser fra Cambridge Econmetrics (som mener brexit har kostet Storbritannia 140 milliarder pund i tapt vekst) og tankesmien Centre for European Reform, som anslår at Storbritannia taper rundt 100 milliarder pund i årlige eksportinntekter.
Sander Tordoir

BNR podcast: ‘Microsoft houdt dolgraag voet aan grond op Duitse consumentenmarkt’

15 February 2024
Voor de Duitse bondskanselier Olaf Scholz komt de miljardeninvestering van Microsoft in de Duitse AI-infrastructuur als een geschenk uit de hemel. De economie van het land stagneert al min of meer vier jaar en de angst om te de-industrialiseren is enorm, zegt Sander Tordoir, senior econoom bij denktank Centre for European...

As Brexit damage persists, a tale of two competing strategies

14 February 2024
The Times
Its [Goldman Sachs] estimate of the cumulative hit to growth is 5 per cent of gross domestic product, similar to “doppelganger” assessments, comparing the UK’s record with similar performers before Brexit, by the Centre for European Reform.

How Trump-Nato row could lead to tightened European security and defence

14 February 2024
iNews
“You have to be honest about the fact that defence budgets that range between 1.5 and 2 per cent are totally inadequate,” said Ian Bond, the deputy director of the London-based Centre for European Reform. “And you’ve got to get up to 3 per cent that you’re seeing now in the Baltic states, Finland and Poland.

NATO. Coraz szybszy wzrost wydatków zbrojeniowych

14 February 2024
Deutsche Welle
Zaangażowanie Unii w obronność nadal ma na celu przede wszystkim wzmocnienie europejskiego przemysłu obronnego w perspektywie długoterminowej, a nie szybkie wzmocnienie zdolności wojskowych. UE musi skupić więcej uwagi i zasobów na krótkoterminowych priorytetach – pisze Luigi Scazzieri, ekspert z Centre for European Reform.

Brexit has dealt major blow to UK economy says Goldman Sachs

13 February 2024
The Herald
The study by the Centre for European Reform (CER), a pro-EU think tank, said that businesses that make an array of products including sporting goods, children’s toys, jewellery and medical equipment have struggled the most with border costs imposed by the UK’s decision to leave the EU, leading to 30% less trade between 2020 and 2023 than if Britain had stayed in the trading bloc.
John Springford, an associate fellow at the Centre for European Reform (CER), said at the time his analysis “shows that Brexit is leading to permanent depression to trade between the UK and the EU”.

The Brexit bill: £100bn hit to UK exports as toy, medical kit and jewellery sales slump

12 February 2024
The Independent
John Springford, an associate fellow at the Centre for European Reform (CER), a pro-EU think tank, said his analysis “shows that Brexit is leading to permanent depression to trade between the UK and the EU”.

Competition between Google and Apple will soon intensify thanks to a new EU law

07 February 2024
Tech News Space
Zach Meyers, assistant director of the Centre for European Reform, believes the new law “goes to the heart of Apple’s philosophy, its approach to security and its business model. Unlike Google, Apple doesn’t have many obvious advantages or capabilities.”

France's Attal: You want 'Frexit'? Look at Brexit!

07 February 2024
EurActiv
“Nobody that’s really serious about economics can say there hasn’t been a negative effect on the UK economy [post-Brexit],” John Springford, Associate Fellow at the Centre for European Reform (CER), a think-tank, told Euractiv.
He cites the devaluation of the pound minutes after the vote, the slowing of GDP from 2017 on, net EU immigration numbers falling from 2018 and the hit on EU imports following the country’s withdrawal from the Single Market starting in 2019.
Europe and the Gaza war

Europe and the Gaza war

07 February 2024
Encompass
Europeans have struggled to form a coherent response to the Israel-Hamas conflict that erupted after Hamas’ brutal attacks on October 7th.

Le Brexit, nouvel angle d’attaque du gouvernement contre le Rassemblement national

07 February 2024
EurActiv
« Toute personne s’intéressant un tant soit peu aux questions économiques ne peut nier un effet négatif du Brexit sur l’économie britannique », analyse John Springford pour Euractiv.

Apple wants to know what developers really think about its App Store changes. It may regret asking.

05 February 2024
Business Insider
Zach Meyers, assistant director at the Centre for European Reform, described the consultations on offer as a "positive sign" that signals some "problematic" (ie fee related)  aspects of the new App Store regime might be revisited.

União Europeia de Defesa: o regresso de uma velha ideia

04 February 2024
Publico
Um interessante estudo do Centre for European Reform, um think-tank com sede em Londres, sobre o estado da defesa europeia consegue dar-nos um retrato amplo e convincente sobre as (poucas) forças e as (muitas) fraquezas de uma realidade que passou a estar no topo das preocupações dos governos europeus desde a invasão russa da Ucrânia, a 24 de Fevereiro de 2022. Da autoria de Luigi Scazzieri, parte de uma pergunta simples: “Can European defence take off?”
Europe must be ready for Trump 2025

Europe must be ready for Trump 2025

01 February 2024
Yorkshire Bylines
Donald Trump is not guaranteed to win the US presidential election in November 2024, but he has a much better chance than any man facing 91 criminal charges and four trials has a right to expect.

In shadow of Trump, Putin and Orbán, EU struggles to get its act together on Ukraine

01 February 2024
Politico
“The underlying question is: what does Orbán really want?” said Sander Tordoir of the Centre for European Reform. “Does he want money? Or does he have bigger political goals to disrupt the EU, for example to please Putin?”

Four years of denial have left the UK in chaos

31 January 2024
The New European
Post-pandemic, the UK remains the only major rich economy that is smaller than it was beforehand. Another report by the Centre for European Reform revealed that the UK’s goods trade is 7% lower, and investment 11% lower than it would have been had the Remain campaign won in 2016.
CER Podcast: Europe's defence production challenge

CER Podcast: Europe's defence production challenge

Luigi Scazzieri, Camille Grand
31 January 2024
Camille Grand and Luigi Scazzieri discuss European defence.

Brexit: where we are four years on

31 January 2024
The Week
Taken together, said John Springford of the Centre for European Reform think-tank, the missed growth in goods and services trade account for "about a £23 billion quarterly hit" to UK exports,  which is consistent with a GDP reduction of 4%-5% compared to a Britain that had remained.

With Hungary blocking Ukraine aid, EU desperate for workarounds

Camino Mortera-Martinez
31 January 2024
The Washington Post
“I don’t believe Article 7, with the current conversation that we have, is actually realistic,” said Camino Mortera-Martinez, who leads the Brussels office at the Centre for European Reform.
“You have to be very careful with the kind of things that you do to one member state,” she added, “(a) because of the backlash, and (b) because it has to be effective.”