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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 must fight COVID-19 on the home front and abroad

    CER podcast: The EU must fight COVID-19 on the home front and abroad

    EU solidarity went missing when the COVID-19 pandemic started, feeding eurosceptic narratives. The Union is now getting its act together internally. It should also help to mitigate the impacts of the crisis beyond its borders.

    • 27 min
    CER podcast: Western leaders should talk to Putin, but not be taken in by him

    CER podcast: Western leaders should talk to Putin, but not be taken in by him

    Western leaders must know their facts before they talk to Putin, and take a firm line on unacceptable actions. But there are things that they need to talk about; they should not regard not talking as a sanction.

    • 19 min
    CER podcast: How to contain the coronavirus fall-out

    CER podcast: How to contain the coronavirus fall-out

    The new coronavirus has been spreading rapidly in Europe, and Italy has imposed strict constraints on movement to contain the outbreak there. Luigi Scazzieri, Christian Odendahl and John Springford discuss whether Italy’s policies will be enacted elsewhere, and how policy-makers can confront the economic fall-out from the epidemic.

    • 16 min
    CER podcast: Are the Brexit negotiations doomed to fail?

    CER podcast: Are the Brexit negotiations doomed to fail?

    The EU and the UK have now published their objectives outlining what they want a future EU-UK partnership to look like. There is much headline disagreement, but is there a landing zone in sight? Charles Grant and Sam Lowe discuss.

    • 17 min
    CER podcast: A 'sovereign' EU needs a stable economy

    CER podcast: A 'sovereign' EU needs a stable economy

    The EU’s economic size is its main source of global power. But what are the consequences of the eurozone’s economic instability – and its large current account surplus – for the EU’s ability to act on the global stage? John Springford and Christian Odendahl discuss.

    • 16 min
    CER podcast: Europe and Libya

    CER podcast: Europe and Libya

    The conflict in Libya is spiralling out of control despite the recent Berlin conference. Beth Oppenheim and Luigi Scazzieri discuss why Europe has struggled to influence Libya, and how the conflict may evolve.

    • 15 min

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