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The man who saved the euro aims to take on China — and the US

21 June 2024
Politico
“He will have to convince Europe’s heads of state and heads of government by force of argument,” said Sander Tordoir, who is chief economist at the Centre for European Reform and previously worked at the ECB during Draghi’s tenure as its head. “I think that’s fundamentally the reason he was asked.”

Single market - Look to the cities

20 June 2024
Politico
The EU should rethink cohesion policy that focuses on developing remote or disadvantaged regions and target second-tier big cities that have substantial growth potential in services, argued the authors of a report from the Centre for European Reform.All about services: John Springford, Sander Tordoir and Lucas Resende Carvalho pointed to services exports within the single market as a big growth area that’s got more potential, especially for tech or finance.

EU should reform its regional spending

20 June 2024
Bloomberg
The EU should reform its regional spending — known as ‘cohesion policy’ — to tackle the divergences that services trade promotes, according to a report from the Centre of European Reform. Given that living standards in newer member states are converging with those in western European, “more regional funds should be directed towards city-regions with high growth potential, complementing existing allocations based on relative poverty,’’ researchers John Springford, Sander Tordoir and Lucas Resende Carvalho said.

Labour’s EU plan will have ‘minimal’ impact on cost of Brexit

18 June 2024
Financial Times
John Springford, of the Centre for European Reform think-tank, said Labour’s decision to rebuff a youth mobility deal — one of the few concrete proposals from the European Commission so far — also sat uneasily with its demand for a deal on service professionals.

L’Europe a le choix entre multiculturalisme et stagnation

18 June 2024
Les Echos
Une société européenne multiethnique serait de nature à mieux préserver la prospérité de l'Europe, selon le think tank indépendant, Centre for European Reform.Selon le think tank britannique, Centre for European Reform (CER), il apparait de manière de plus en plus évidente que "de nombreux politiciens de centre-droit ont désormais choisi d'accepter les prémisses de cette rhétorique civilisationnelle, plutôt que de s'y confronter".
Germany’s defense engagement in the Indo-Pacific is a balancing actGermany’s defense engagement in the Indo-Pacific is a balancing act

Germany’s defense engagement in the Indo-Pacific is a balancing act

15 June 2024
The Diplomat
Like the 2021 edition, Germany’s 2024 Indo-Pacific Deployment will signal Berlin’s commitment to the region – and the limits of its presence.

Bound by rules and economics, EU trails US on China tariffs

14 June 2024
Reuters
Aslak Berg, research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, said the European Union was moving towards the U.S. position, but not to the same extent and that it was still using its traditional tools."It's more politically sensitive, but it's not legally different from cases of steel tariffs," he said, referring to Wednesday's action on EVs.

Election aftermath - MEPs to watch on economic and financial policy

14 June 2024
Euronews
“One key reason for Europe’s poor economic performance is low productivity, the lack of financing available for high-potential, high-risk businesses, and the barriers to innovative European firms building scale across the Union,” researchers from the think-tank Centre for European Reform (CER) wrote in a post-election analysis.  

EU tariffs on Chinese EVs popular with industry, but China’s trade chamber warns against implications

12 June 2024
EurActiv
Sander Tordoir, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform, shared his view, saying: “We are responding. We are not the aggressor; we are merely levelling the playing field.” The problem of China’s government subsidies, he said, is exacerbated by low domestic consumption in the country, which makes its companies ever more dependent on exports.
CER Podcast: Unpacking Europe: Winners, losers and implications of the European elections

CER Podcast: Unpacking Europe: Winners, losers and implications of the European elections

12 June 2024
Christina Keßler, Luigi Scazzieri and Zselyke Csaky discuss the European election results.

Gulf money’s targeting of European telecoms raises hackles

11 June 2024
Politico
“Countries in the Middle East have such huge trade surpluses that they’re kind ofdesperate to find places to put dollars and euros. And I guess European telecomslooks pretty cheap at the moment,” said Zach Meyers of the Centre of EuropeanReform think-tank.
Europe tilts right

Europe tilts right

10 June 2024
Ekathimerini
The votes are still being counted, but the European Parliament election results point to a surge of support for right-wing and far-right parties.

Europe's far right seeks policy influence to match seat gains

10 June 2024
Reuters
Luigi Scazzieri, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, said the centre-right EPP has already cooled on attempts to fold broader environmental policies into the Green Deal package. Scazzieri said he could also envisage a right-wing push to increase external processing of migrants and a tougher passage of reforms required to allow EU enlargement, such as reducing the need for unanimity in decisions.
Can the EU hold back the great tech decoupling?

Can the EU hold back the great tech decoupling?

10 June 2024
Encompass
The US has been far more aggressive than the EU in constraining China. US leaders talk about having a “small yard with a high fence” with restrictions on trade and investment only in areas sensitive to national security.

Labour might be a racing certainty, but it faces some big hurdles in government

09 June 2024
The Observer
The Centre for European Reform has estimated that UK annual tax revenues would have been about £40bn higher if the country had not left the EU.

The EU's post-elections future

08 June 2024
Financial Times
The coming years will show whether the EU’s new asylum rules... will work. Luigi Scazzieri of the Centre for European Reform think-tank is among those who doubt the measures will suffice.
Chinese exports threaten Europe even more than the US

Chinese exports threaten Europe even more than the US

07 June 2024
Politico
Biden is right to heed working class voters in Pennsylvania. The Continent, which has even more to lose from a second China shock, better start listening to its workers too.

EU ready to start Ukraine membership talks, but Hungary remains an obstacle

07 June 2024
Semafor
The Commission’s attempt to speed up the start of negotiations is symbolically important but will make little practical difference, Ian Bond from the Centre for European Reform told Semafor Friday. Hungary has every opportunity to make the negotiating process “complicated, bloody, and long” whether in the president’s chair or not, he said.

Quiénes son los aliados de Putin en Europa y cómo pueden influir en las elecciones al Parlamento Europeo

06 June 2024
BBC News Mundo
“Existen dos maneras de hacer que tu país sea más poderoso. Una es invertir internamente para hacerlo más poderoso y la otra es invertir para debilitar a tus enemigos. Y muy a menudo lo segundo es más barato y más eficaz que lo primero”, le dice a BBC Mundo Ian Bond, subdirector del Centre for European Reform, con sede en Londres.

Sidste udkald for Europa

06 June 2024
Weekendavisen
Hvorfor taber Europa terræn i den globale økonomi? Ifølge Zach Meyers, vicedirektør for den britiske tænketank Centre for European Reform, er det en kombination af årsager. »En vigtig årsag er, at demografien ikke er på Europas side. Vi har en aldrende befolkning; der bliver færre og færre til at udføre jobbene.«

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