John Springford

John Springford

Deputy director
Areas of expertise 

Britain and Europe, migration and labour markets, the single market and supply side reform, international trade, the euro, fiscal and monetary policy.

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Good Morning Scotland: Kent lorry checks

26 September 2020
John Springford, deputy director of the CER spoke to Good Morning Scotland about the likelihood of a UK-EU trade deal, as well as how trade might be impacted by the plan around Kent and potential hold-ups for freight (from 32:06).

Wer kommt besser durch die Corona-Krise, Europa oder die USA?

Süddeutsche Zeitung
24 August 2020
Die Arbeitslosigkeit in den USA steigt wieder, nachdem viele US-Staaten vorzeitig die Restriktionen des öffentlichen Lebens zurück genommen hatten und es dadurch zu einem Anstieg der COVID-19-Infektionen kam.

CER podcast: The EU's €750 billion question: How should the COVID-19 recovery fund be spent?

01 July 2020
European Union leaders will meet in Brussels on July 17-18 to discuss plans for a new recovery fund and long-term budget to help Europe bounce back from the COVID-19 crisis.

CER podcast: A Hamilton moment?

22 May 2020
On 18th May, Merkel and Macron proposed a €500bn recovery fund for the EU. John Springford and Christian Odendahl discuss why it's needed, and whether reluctant countries will back it.

The EU recovery fund is a historic step, almost

Financial Times
21 May 2020
Frugal states may block needed transfers to the south but there is a way forward.

Here's how the UK should work with EU to combat coronavirus and end the lockdown

The Telegraph
16 April 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues its rampage around Europe, neither the British government nor the EU plans to extend the transition period.

Cómo debe la UE coordinar la salida del confinamiento

El Pais
16 April 2020
Los gobiernos europeos esperan que las ‘apps’ de rastreo de casos les permitan relajar el confinamiento.

Las dos fases económicas del coronavirus

ES Global
09 April 2020
Las autoridades europeas deben contrarrestar los enormes costes de la contención del virus y, al mismo tiempo, mantener una deuda sostenible en todos los Estados miembros de la eurozona.
Milan airport empty March 2020

Bold policies needed to counter the coronavirus recession

VoxEU
18 March 2020
The 2008 financial crisis was a global economic catastrophe. Millions of people lost their jobs, their homes, their savings or their businesses as banks collapsed and creditdried up.

Building 'European champions': An effective way to fend off Chinese competition?

EUBulletin
17 March 2020
In February, Germany, France, Italy and Poland proposed a review of EU competition policy, demanding that the European Commission “introduce more justified and reasonable flexibility” to its decisions about mergers between European companies, to “take better account of third countries’ state intervention”.

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