Justice & home affairs

Twelve things everyone should know about the European Court of Justice

Twelve things everyone should know about the European Court of Justice

22 July 2014
As EU judges prepare to rule on issues like the euro, Facebook and benefit tourism, Hugo Brady gives a political and legal analysis of the ECJ.
Human rights and policy wrongs

Human rights and policy wrongs

31 March 2014
British politicians love to criticise the European Convention on Human Rights. A closer look would show them that they should praise it, not bury it.
Annual report 2013

Annual report 2013

10 February 2014
Charles Grant discusses the challenges facing the EU in 2014, such as the European elections, Britain's slide towards the exit and the continuing travails of the eurozone.
Britain's populist arms race over immigration

Britain's populist arms race over immigration

John Springford, Simon Tilford
27 January 2014
Britain's immigration debate is damaging the country's economic and political interests. It will also make it harder for David Cameron to renegotiate the terms of Britain's EU membership in a way that satisfies Tory eurosceptics.
David Cameron and EU migration

David Cameron and EU migration: Nasty, visionary – or just necessary?

Hugo Brady
05 December 2013
David Cameron is more style than substance on EU migration. But a wider European debate on managing the free movement of people has merit.
How to build a modern European Union

How to build a modern European Union

Charles Grant, Clara Marina O'Donnell, John Springford, Stephen Tindale, Katinka Barysch, Hugo Brady, David Buchan, Philip Whyte
10 October 2013
The CER proposes reforming the EU’s policies and institutions, to foster a more dynamic European economy and to make decision-making more accountable.
Is immigration a reason for Britain to leave the EU?

Is immigration a reason for Britain to leave the EU?

01 October 2013
A 2013 policy brief that remains relevant today: Britons are increasingly hostile to one of the single market's four freedoms: the free movement of labour. But EU immigration makes Britain's economy stronger.
Whatever happened to the Schengen crisis?

Whatever happened to the Schengen crisis?

Hugo Brady
27 September 2013
EU ministers will put years of political wrangling behind them this autumn when they sign off a new set of rules for the Schengen area.
Don't let England's poujadists kill London's golden goose

Don't let England's poujadists kill London's golden goose

Simon Tilford
08 July 2013
London keeps Britain afloat. But the city's wealth is dependent on its openness to immigrants, which is threatened by the country's increasingly hysterical immigration debate.
Could Britain's coalition collapse over EU police co-operation?

Could Britain's coalition collapse over EU police co-operation?

Hugo Brady
24 May 2013
Britain's government has finally reached internal agreement on opting out of EU police co-operation. But the fragile accord exposes the coalition’s fundamental differences over Europe.
Central and East European migrants are a boon for Britain

Central and East European migrants are a boon for Britain

25 March 2013
When economies are struggling, governments find it difficult to resist calls for protectionism of one form or another. The British government is trying to erect barriers to immigration.
Annual Report 2012

Annual report 2012

08 February 2013
Charles Grant analyses Britain's difficult relationship with the EU and looks back on what the CER did in 2012.
Britain's 2014 justice opt-out

Britain's 2014 justice opt-out: Why it bodes ill for Cameron's EU strategy

Hugo Brady
23 January 2013
Britain is likely to leave most EU co-operation on crime and policing in 2014. Hugo Brady explains why supporters of the move are wrong.
Cameron's European 'own goal'

Cameron's European 'own goal': Leaving EU police and justice co-operation

Hugo Brady
03 October 2012
David Cameron wants to pull the UK out of most EU co-operation on crime and policing by 2014. The move is bad for Britain.
Bulletin issue 86

Issue 86 - 2012

Clara Marina O'Donnell, Hugo Brady, Simon Tilford
26 September 2012
Cameron's choice: Play to the gallery or keep Britain safe

Cameron's choice: Play to the gallery or keep Britain safe

Hugo Brady
26 September 2012
Britain has a decision to make that has major implications for both its security and its influence within the EU. Should it opt out of most EU co-operation on crime and policing by 2014?