Research & Press

Not so fast! Westminster's (continuous) oversight of European affairs post-Brexit

12 April 2019
The UK will not be able to make a clean break from the EU and its laws post-Brexit.

NATO at 70: Twilight years or a new dawn?

03 April 2019
As NATO celebrates its 70th anniversary, the most serious threats to its survival are as much internal as external.

Catch me if you can: The European Arrest Warrant and the end of mutual trust

01 April 2019
EU countries trust each other less than they used to, making them less willing to co-operate.

The cost of Brexit to December 2018: Towards relative decline?

30 March 2019
The UK economy is 2.5 per cent smaller than it would be if Britain had voted to remain in the European Union. The knock-on hit to the public finances is £19 billion per annum – or £360 million a week.

The European Parliament elections: Different this time?

22 March 2019
The elections in May will shake up the European Parliament, as established parties will lose seats to newcomers. The resulting greater political competition might pose challenges to EU decision-making but could also generate greater public interest in European politics.

Dreaming of life after Brexit

22 March 2019
The British public is growing tired of Brexit. But assuming something that looks like the withdrawal agreement is signed off, what comes next?  

Appalled by strategic autonomy? Applaud it instead

22 March 2019
Strategic autonomy is a sign of the transatlantic relationship’s inevitable progression. Europeans and Americans need to manage the growing pains that will accompany Europe’s ambitions.

Europe without the UK: Liberated or diminished?

13 March 2019
In 2016 the CER made ten predictions about the effect of Brexit on future EU policy. How do they stand up now, on the eve of the UK’s departure?

Five years (is/is not)* a long time in Ukrainian politics (*Delete as applicable)

14 February 2019
It is five years since Ukraine’s then president, Viktor Yanukovych, fled the country for Russia. Since then, some commentators say a lot has changed, while others say not much. But however confused the picture, Ukraine still merits attention.

Tearing at Europe's core: Why France and Italy are at loggerheads

12 February 2019
Tensions between Italy and France are rising due to domestic politics in both countries, personal acrimony between Salvini, Di Maio and Macron, and policy differences.

Can the UK extend the Brexit deadline?

06 February 2019
It is becoming increasingly likely that the UK will have to request extension of the Article 50 deadline. But a longer extension might mean that the UK would have to hold European Parliament elections.

The lessons of Brexit: Annual report 2018

04 February 2019
The CER's annual report features an essay on the lessons of Brexit. It also describes some of the highlights among our events and publications during the year we celebrated our 20th birthday.

The cost of Brexit to September 2018

27 January 2019
The UK economy is 2.3 per cent smaller than it would be if Britain had voted to remain in the European Union.

How to combat Europe's economic slowdown

25 January 2019
Europe is experiencing an economic slowdown at an exceptionally bad time, but has the tools to fight it and should use them soon.

Trump's foreign policy: Two years of living dangerously

25 January 2019
President Donald Trump has given America’s traditional allies cause to worry that the US will withdraw from its global role. Those allies must now avoid precipitating what they fear most.

Is Spain simply late to Europe's populist party?

25 January 2019
Few expected Spain to join Europe’s least exclusive party, the one bringing together illiberal forces. But Vox’s rise begs the question: is Spain simply late to the populist bash?

Putin's last term: Taking the long view

Ian Bond, Igor Yurgens
23 January 2019
Putin has dominated Russia since 1999. He now faces many problems, including how to transfer power, if at all. The West should prepare for change – or for no change.

After the meaningful vote: What are Theresa May's options?

16 January 2019
Theresa May can only win a parliamentary majority for her withdrawal agreement by agreeing to negotiate a softer relationship with the EU.

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