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The Centre for European Reform is a think-tank devoted to making the European Union work better and strengthening its role in the world. The CER is pro-European but not uncritical.

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The Centre for European Reform is a think-tank devoted to making the European Union work better and strengthening its role in the world. The CER is pro-European but not uncritical.

    CER podcast: The EU's increasingly troubled relationship with China

    CER podcast: The EU's increasingly troubled relationship with China

    Growing economic tensions, COVID-19, cyber attacks, disinformation, intellectual property theft, a security clamp down in Hong Kong, treatment of the Uyghurs, and restrictions on Huawei: the CER’s director Charles Grant and director of foreign policy Ian Bond examine Europe’s increasingly troubled relationship with China.

    • 33 min
    CER podcast: Belarus may be less stable than it appears

    CER podcast: Belarus may be less stable than it appears

    Lukashenka is certain to win Belarus’s presidential election. But his suppression of dissent poses a dilemma for the EU: punishing Lukashenka could help Russia to extend its sway over the country.

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

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

    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. The CER’s chief economist Christian Odendahl and deputy director John Springford discuss how the EU should spend the money.

    • 22 min
    CER podcast: Can the EU and the UK strike a deal on their future relationship?

    CER podcast: Can the EU and the UK strike a deal on their future relationship?

    Following Monday’s meeting between Boris Johnson and the three Presidents of the EU, has a deal between the EU and UK become more or less likely? Charles Grant and Sam Lowe discuss.

    • 26 min
    CER podcast: Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic is deepening the transatlantic rift

    CER podcast: Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic is deepening the transatlantic rift

    Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic is creating new friction in the transatlantic relationship and exacerbating existing differences on China, trade and defence spending. Tensions will get worse if Trump is re-elected in November.

    • 17 min
    CER podcast: A Hamilton moment?

    CER podcast: A Hamilton moment?

    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.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

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Informative & clear

Interesting, informative and clear. Really enjoyed

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Concise and Thought Provoking

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Excellent, highly informative

It's great to hear about European affairs from experts who know what they are talking about

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