Single market, competition & trade

BNR: Brexit: snelle scheiding niet per se minder pijnlijk

Rem Korteweg
31 December 2016
Rem Korteweg speaks to BNR about the Brexit work ahead for Theresa May and the future of the EU-UK trade relationship. 

CER podcast: CER researchers review the year 2016

21 December 2016
Charles Grant, Simon Tilford and Ian Bond review the political themes and events that shaped 2016.

It's impossible for the government not to screw up Brexit with only 24 months to seal the deal

Rem Korteweg
23 November 2016
The Independent
From figuring out the negotiations guidelines to drawing up a transition deal, parliament's vote, European Court of Justice reviews and even talks about who gets what wine from the Commission's cellar, drawing up a Brexit deal will take years not months.
La caduta della sterlina non salverà l’economia britannica

La caduta della sterlina non salverà l’economia britannica

28 October 2016
Il sole 24 Ore
Per capire se una sterlina più debole potrà dare una spinta alle esportazioni britanniche, dobbiamo andare a vedere l’impatto che hanno avuto i precedenti deprezzamenti sulla domanda estera di beni e servizi del Regno Unito, e anche sulla struttura dell’export britannico.

CER podcast: What the fall of sterling means for the British economy and post-Brexit politics

21 October 2016
Simon Tilford and John Springford discuss the value of sterling and the impact on the economy and British politics.
Don’t give up on TTIP

Don’t give up on TTIP

Rem Korteweg
06 September 2016
TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, is in trouble. A chilly protectionist breeze is blowing across the west and the likelihood of reaching and ratifying a deal is receding.

Overcoming the poisonous politics of protectionism

29 July 2016
Project Syndicate
Hillary Clinton faces an election that has come to revolve around the legitimacy of a political establishment that she epitomises. And no issue has fueled that challenge more powerfully than international trade.

ITV News: France hopes to snap up finance trade from London after a Brexit

21 July 2016
Charles Grant, director of the CER spoke to ITV News. "The French government would love to see business move from the City of London to Paris for two reasons."

The Great British trade-off: Why the path to Brexit might be painful

Rem Korteweg
04 July 2016
The Spectator
Before the UK can enter this glorious new era of bilateral trade deals, the new Prime Minister must negotiate the divorce terms with the EU. He or she must also avoid damaging Britain’s existing trade relations with Europe. Welcome to the Great British trade-off.

Welche Lehren der Rest der EU aus dem Brexit ziehen sollte

Christian Odendahl
24 June 2016
One positive element of the British EU referendum debate is the lively discussion about the economics of EU membership. And the verdict is relatively clear: the single market has benefitted its members.

CER podcast: The impact of a Brexit on different British regions

John Springford, Sophia Besch
14 June 2016
John Springford talks to Sophia Besch about euroscepticism and hostility to immigration in England’s regions outside of London and the South East.

CER podcast: Debate on - Can Britain join Norway in the EEA?

09 June 2016
Could Britain end up in the EEA? The CER couldn't agree, so we decided to have a debate between our director Charles Grant and senior research fellow John Springford.
TTIP is no reason to leave the EU

TTIP is no reason to leave the EU

Rem Korteweg
23 May 2016
Opposition to TTIP has become a rallying cry for supporters of Brexit. Its critics are relying on myths about trade agreements in general, and about TTIP and the NHS in particular, writes Rem Korteweg.
No, TTIP is not a good reason for Britain to leave the European Union

No, TTIP is not a good reason for Britain to leave the European Union

Rem Korteweg
18 May 2016
The Telegraph
Britain’s Eurosceptics on the Left and Right have found common cause in objecting to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Duncan Smith's free movement fig-leaf

28 April 2016
Brexiteers, after a difficult start to the campaign, are trying to push the EU debate onto immigration.

Judy Asks: Will TTIP happen?

Rem Korteweg, Timothy Adamson, Krzysztof Bledowski, Reinhard Bütikofer, Uri Dadush, Stefan Mair, Gianni Riotta, Marietje Schaake, Claudia Schmucker, Ashley Tellis
27 April 2016
Carnegie Europe
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

Video of CER/Real Instituto Elcano seminar on 'The geopolitics of TTIP', Madrid

21 April 2016
With a keynote speech by Jaime Garcia Legaz, Deputy Minister for International Trade, Spain

What would a post-Brexit EU be like?

21 April 2016
If the UK voted to leave the European Union, Britain would certainly change - for better or worse, depending on your point of view. But the rest of the EU would change too.

Highlights of Gordon Brown's speech at the 'Economists on Brexit conference'

Gordon Brown
21 April 2016
In a speech to the CER, Gordon Brown demanded a positive, principled, patriotic case "with all the passion we can bring to bear" to show the future benefits membership of the EU can bring to our children and grandchildren.

Preparations for a Brexit: Views from Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain

Rem Korteweg, Henrik Larsen, Eleonora Poli, Marko Lovec, Laia Mestres
21 April 2016
LSE blog
If Britain votes to leave the EU it will have to negotiate its exit and a new post-withdrawal relationship with the EU, one that will have to be agreed by the remaining 27 EU member-states and the European Parliament.