In the Press - UK exporters given £6.8bn of support last year Government says backing helped to maintain 47,000 British jobs

20 June 2019
The Financial Times
Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, said UKEF’s increased activity was welcome. “It falls into the category of things we could have done before Brexit but have more prominence now because there has been an increased focus on trade. We are paying a lot more attention to this sort of thing which is good.”

In the Press - The Franco-German tussle at the heart of who will lead the EU

19 June 2019
The Guardian
“The Franco-German relationship hasn’t been plain sailing for quite a while so it is not a big surprise that the leaders clash over who will become president,” said Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform think-tank.

In the Press - Huawei or the high way

19 July 2019
Financial Times
Ian Bond at the Centre for European Reform calls on the EU to keep trade policy and national security tools separate when it comes to dealing with Huawei. 

In the Press - EU leaders face pressure to deliver on climate change

17 June 2019
BBC News
Camino Mortera-Martinez, an analyst at the Centre for European Reform, told the BBC "it's now clear the Greens will have a very important role in policymaking" - partly because liberal and socialist parties know they lost voters to the Greens."It's an easy policy area to make political gains, as it's a popular issue," she said.

In the Press - Trump sets his sights on France with threats to tariff French wine

15 June 2019
The Telegraph
As relations between China and the US have worsened, Tokyo and Brussels have sought to redouble efforts to preserve multilateral peace making and bodies such as the World Trade Organisation. “The Japan-EU relationship is in a fairly good place,” says Sam Lowe of the Centre for European Reform. Trump’s decision to pull out of the 12-nation trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, “put more impetus into Japan pursuing its FTA with the EU”, Lowe contends.

In the Press - Tory candidates are misleading people about a no-deal Brexit

15 June 2019
The Economist
Any further extension of the deadline also requires the unanimous approval of EU governments. Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform, a think-tank, believes they may agree, but adds that some exasperated leaders just want Brexit out of the way, deal or no deal.

In the Press - The ECB presidency is distinct but not immune from backroom deals

14 June 2019
The Economist
Mr Weidmann is the most contentious candidate. His vocal opposition to ECB asset-purchase programmes was reportedly derided by Mr Draghi as “Nein zu allem”(“No to everything”). Appointing him would be a mistake, says Christian Odendahl of the Centre for European Reform, a think-tank: the bank would be less activist in downturns and less supportive of fiscal easing.

In the Press - Businesses must brace themselves for Tories’ brave new post-no-deal world

13 June 2019
The Times
Meanwhile, the government’s publishing of its own no-deal tariff plans, which showed that Britain was prepared to slash tariffs in many sectors, seems to have discouraged some countries such as Canada from engaging in trade talks, according to Sam Lowe, a trade expert at the Centre for European Reform.

In the Press - Jens Weidmann, el alemán que asusta como candidato para presidir el Banco Central Europeo

12 June 2019
El Espanol
Se convertirán España y el resto de países del sur en las principales víctimas colaterales de una presidencia de Weidmann? "Planteemos la cuestión al revés. Alemania podría vivir con una presidencia de Weidmann. Los países más fuertes no necesitan apoyo. En la próxima crisis, Alemania no se enfrenta a ninguna restricción en materia de política fiscal y lo tendrá relativamente fácil para estimular su economía", responde a EL ESPAÑOL el economista alemán Christian Odendahl, del Centre for European Reform. 

In the Press - The EU's new commission will be a different animal when it comes to Brexit

11 June 2019
The Telegraph
“Barnier has been currying favour with Macron,” said Charles Grant from the Centre for European Reform. “The French and the Spanish want to throw the Brits out as soon as possible but the others don’t.”