Charles Grant

Charles Grant

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.


Share Radio: Investment Perspectives

19 February 2016
"The trouble is a lot of smaller countries who don't usually set the agenda see the EU summit as a chance to push their interests" says Charles Grant.
The global case for staying in the EU

The global case for staying in the EU

The New Statesman
19 February 2016
Brexit would be bad not just for Britain but also for Europe and the rest of the world.

The Spectator podcast: EU referendum

18 February 2016
Charles Grant joins the Spectator's political editor James Forsyth to discuss David Cameron's negotiations at the February EU Summit.

BBC Radio 4 The World Tonight: Brexit overshadows migration talks at EU summit

18 February 2016
Charles Grant joins BBC Radio 4 to discuss: Will the Brexit issue overshadow talks on the migration crisis in the EU council?

Radio 5 Live Daily: David Cameron's benefit proposals

29 January 2016
Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform discusses David Cameron's proposals on benefits (listen from 10.37).

Letters: Britain’s future depends on relations with countries outside the eurozone

The Telegraph
18 October 2015
Jaw-jaw, not war-warSIR – Britain is lucky to have the thoroughly professional Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to analyse threats to security and work with partners in tackling them.Thus the FCO recently played an exemplary role in the successful diplomacy that has curbed Iran’s nuclear programme.

BBC World at One: Cameron's EU referendum negotiations

12 October 2015
Charles Grant discusses David Cameron's EU referendum negotiations with Martha Kearney (at 18:08) on BBC Radio 4, the World at One.

A troubled euro needs a softer Germany

The World Today: Chatham House
25 September 2015
For those of us who think that the European Union is a good idea, the euro’s travails in recent years have been very trying. We had long assumed that the euro would encourage trade and investment across frontiers, thereby deepening the single market and boosting competition.

David Cameron should stand up to the eurozone

Financial Times
31 July 2015
Can Britain, a country that plans to keep its own currency, feel comfortable in an EU that is increasingly focused on the euro and its troubles? As David Cameron’s government starts negotiations with its partners on the terms...

BBC Newsnight: Migrant crisis

30 July 2015
Charles Grant discusses the current migrant crisis: watch it here (21:30) and why the UK is a favoured destination for migrants.