Charles Grant

Charles Grant

Director
Areas of expertise 

Britain's EU referendum, the 'future of Europe' debate, the euro, Russia, European foreign and defence policy and China's relations with the West.

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BBC News at 1: Macron's visit to the UK

18 January 2018
Charles Grant, director of the CER spoke to the BBC News at 1 about Emmanuel Macron's relationship with Theresa May (from 4:16 mins).

CER podcast: CER researchers review the year 2017

20 December 2017
Charles Grant, Simon Tilford and Ian Bond review the political themes and events that shaped 2017, and take a look at some of the predictions they made last year.

Brexit Britain faces a reality check on trade

CNN
19 December 2017
Britain and the European Union are finally set to begin what promises to be the toughest stage of the Brexit process: negotiating a new relationship and a transition phase to bed down the changes.

BBC Today programme: UK's future relations with the EU

18 December 2017
Charles Grant speaks to the Today programme about what the UK's relationship with the EU post-Brexit, he explains that the EU will not be offering a bespoke deal to the UK (from 2:44mins).

Newsnight: Is the Brexit deal unravelling?

11 December 2017
Charles Grant spoke to Evan Davis about if the Brexit deal wasunravelling, and what a EU-UK trade deal might look like? (from 13.00 mins).

Europe holds all the cards in the Brexit talks

Financial Times
01 December 2017
EU negotiators are confident Britain will eventually accept a deal on their terms.

Deutsche Welle: Inside Europe: A call to relaunch and reform the European Union

10 November 2017
The European Union is currently grappling with a number of challenges from migration to Brexit. Amidst that backdrop, the Centre for European Reform or CER think-tank, has just issued a blue-print for change called ‘Relaunching the EU’. So what are its key proposals? Charles Grant is director of the CER.

How Brexit will unfold – Britain will get a deal, but it'll come at a price

The Guardian
09 November 2017
The UK will end up paying €50bn and accepting a hard Irish border: 10 predictions based on my conversations with people on both sides.

CER podcasts: Relaunching the EU

08 November 2017
The CER has launched a major new report ‘Relaunching the EU’. In this podcast mini-series, CER researchers explain some of the reports main recommendations.

Fast forward to two-speed Europe

Politico
07 November 2017
Macron's calls for a more flexible bloc will make it more attractive to new members.

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