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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: What does Draghi's new government mean for Italy and Europe?

    CER podcast: What does Draghi's new government mean for Italy and Europe?

    In the latest CER podcast, our Clara Marina O'Donnell fellow Katherine Pye speaks to Nathalie Tocci, Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali and Special Advisor to EU High Representative Josep Borrell, and our research fellow Luigi Scazzieri. They discuss what Italy's new government, led by Mario Draghi, means for Italy and Europe.

    Music by Edward Hipkins
    Produced by Rosie Giorgi

    • 24 min
    CER podcast: Roaring twenties? Prospects for the economic recovery

    CER podcast: Roaring twenties? Prospects for the economic recovery

    In the latest CER podcast episode, our chief economist Christian Odendahl is joined by Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, chief economist at the French Treasury, and our deputy director John Springford. They discuss the outlook for Europe's recovery and whether the EU recovery fund will stop it from petering out.

    Music by Edward Hipkins
    Produced by Rosie Giorgi

    • 28 min
    CER podcast: What next for post-Merkel Germany?

    CER podcast: What next for post-Merkel Germany?

    In this week's podcast episode, the CER's chief economist Christian Odendahl speaks to Laura Krause, Germany director of the social research start-up More in Common, as well as Sophia Besch, a senior research fellow at the CER. They discuss the recent election of new CDU party leader Armin Laschet and the forthcoming federal election in September, as well as what both events could have in store for German domestic and foreign policy in the future.

    Music by Edward Hipkins
    Produced by Rosie Giorgi

    • 24 min
    CER podcast: The future UK-EU relationship

    CER podcast: The future UK-EU relationship

    In the first CER podcast of 2021, CER Clara Marina O'Donnell fellow Katherine Pye speaks to the CER's director Charles Grant, senior research fellow and trade expert Sam Lowe and RUSI chair David Lidington. They discuss the substance of the UK-EU TCA which was concluded on Christmas Eve, what we can expect from the future UK-EU relationship.

    Music by Edward Hipkins
    Produced by Rosie Giorgi

    • 21 min
    CER end of year podcast: Reflecting on 2020

    CER end of year podcast: Reflecting on 2020

    As 2020 draws to a close, the CER's director Charles Grant, chief economist Christian Odendahl and senior research fellow Camino Mortera-Martinez look back at the year from their respective vantage points in London, Berlin and Brussels. They discuss the biggest events of the year such as the pandemic and recovery fund, respect for the rule of law within the EU and the Brexit process. They also look ahead to the forthcoming year, discussing Angela Merkel's possible successors, the transatlantic relationship and China.

    Produced by Rosie Giorgi
    Music by Edward Hipkins

    • 28 min
    CER podcast: Can the EU bring its neighbouring countries further into its orbit?

    CER podcast: Can the EU bring its neighbouring countries further into its orbit?

    This week's CER podcast is the final episode in the series from the CER's annual economics conference, usually hosted at Ditchley Park but this year held as a webinar series.

    The podcast features event speakers, Sergei Guriev of Sciences Po, Beata Javorcik of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Şebnem Kalemli-Özcan of the University of Maryland and Abebe Aemro Selassie of the International Monetary Fund. They discussed the EU’s relations with its neighbours including Russia, Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Western Balkans and sub-Saharan Africa, identifying common themes, challenges and lessons.

    Katherine Pye, the CER's current Clara Marina O'Donnell fellow also spoke to Katarína Mathernová, Deputy Director General at DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations at the European Commission about the EU's relations with Eastern Partnership countries. They talked about the reform process, frozen conflicts, and recent elections in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

    Produced by Rosie Giorgi
    Music by Edward Hipkins

    • 33 min

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