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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Deal done: Now for the hard work

Deal done: Now for the hard work

20 February 2016
David Cameron did better than expected at last night's EU summit. But the deal will sway few voters, and Cameron must now make the case for the EU.
Cameron's EU deal is far from fixed

Cameron's EU deal is far from fixed

08 February 2016
In the run-up to the European Council on February 18th and 19th David Cameron is fighting to improve his deal on EU reform. Others are resisting.

The continental view of Cameron's renegotiation

16 December 2015
David Cameron’s insistence on excluding migrants from in-work benefits means that he cannot strike a deal on EU reform at this week’s summit.
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25 years on: How the euro's architects erred

05 November 2015
The original plans for the euro – conceived 25 years ago – suffered from five major flaws. Only some of these flaws have been fixed.
Cameron's EU gamble: Five reforms he can win, and ten pitfalls he must avoid

Cameron's EU gamble: Five reforms he can win, and ten pitfalls he must avoid

23 October 2015
Cameron's package of EU reforms will not be exciting. He could lose the referendum, because of the EU's many problems and the weakness of Britain's pro-Europeans.
Reform in Kyiv

The battle for reform in Kyiv

16 September 2015
The government in Kyiv has introduced some important reforms. But vested interests and corruption are thwarting its efforts to modernise the state and the economy.
Could eurozone integration damage the single market?

Could eurozone integration damage the single market?

27 July 2015
Britain fears that the eurozone could caucus and impose rules on the EU single market. So David Cameron is asking for safeguards to protect the market.
Britain’s EU referendum: Cameron cannot please two audiences

Britain’s EU referendum: Cameron cannot please two audiences any longer

26 June 2015
As Cameron kicks off the renegotiation of Britain’s EU membership, his strategy will inevitably lead to a breach with Tory eurosceptics.
Five ways to win a referendum, and five potential pitfalls

Five ways to win a referendum, and five potential pitfalls

27 May 2015
Cameron's plans for winning an EU referendum could fall victim to the euro crisis, rows on migration and the reluctance of other governments to help him.
A five-point plan for Cameron to win an EU referendum

A five-point plan for Cameron to win an EU referendum

08 May 2015
Cameron can win an EU referendum – but he will have to fight Tory eurosceptics, moderate demands for EU reform and forge alliances with other governments.