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. They regard European integration as largely beneficial but recognise that in many respects the Union does not work well. They also think that the EU should take on more responsibilities globally, on issues ranging from climate change to security. The CER aims to promote an open, outward-looking and effective European Union.
Through meetings, seminars and conferences, they bring together people from the worlds of politics and business, as well as other opinion-formers.
The conclusions of the CER's research and seminars are reflected in their publications.
The CER is an independent, private not-for-profit organisation and is not affiliated with any government, political party or European institution.
'The working time directive: What's the fuss about?' policy brief by Katinka Barysch, 26 April 2013
'Do Britain's European ties damage its prosperity?' essay by Philip Whyte, 22 March 2013
'Britain's 2014 justice opt-out: Why it bodes ill for Cameron's EU strategy' essay by Hugo Brady, 23 January 2013
'Asia's fading economic miracle' policy brief by George Magnus, 11 January 2013
'How to expand renewable energy after 2020' policy brief by Stephen Tindale, 7 December 2012
'What a banking union means for Europe' essay by Philip Whyte, 5 December 2012
'Economic recovery requires a better deal for labour' policy brief by Simon Tilford, 5 November 2012
'US foreign policy after the presidential election: What should Europeans expect?' policy brief by Clara Marina O'Donnell, October 2012
'Cameron's European 'own goal': Leaving EU police and justice co-operation' policy brief by Hugo Brady, October 2012
'Connecting Europe's energy systems' policy brief by Stephen Tindale, October 2012
'How to build European services markets' policy brief by John Springford, September 2012
'Outsiders on the inside: Swiss and Norwegian lessons for the UK' policy brief by David Buchan, September 2012
'Britain, Europe and the City of London: Can the triangle be managed? essay by Philip Whyte, July 2012
'Europe's External Action Service: Ten steps towards a credible EU foreign policy' policy brief by Edward Burke, July 2012
'Saving emissions trading from irrelevance' policy brief by Stephen Tindale, June 2012
'Britain must defend the single market' essay by Jo Johnson MP, June 2012
'Japan's response to China's rise' policy brief by Charles Grant, June 2012
The continent or the open sea: Does Britain have a European future? report by David Rennie, May 2012
'Smart but too cautious: How NATO can improve its fight against austerity' by Claudia Major, Christian Mölling, Tomas Valasek, May 2012
'Ireland's fiscal treaty referendum: (More) fear and loathing in the eurozone?' by Hugo Brady, May 2012
'How to create a single European electricity market - and subsidise renewables' by David Buchan, April 2012
'The European Union budget 2014-20: More boldness needed' by John Peet and Stephen Tindale, April 2012
'Poland's U-turn on European defence: A missed opportunity?' by Clara Marina O'Donnell, March 2012
'All alone? What US retrenchment means for Europe and NATO' by François Heisbourg, Wolfgang Ischinger, George Robertson, Kori Schake, Tomas Valasek, March 2012
Russia, China and global governance by Charles Grant, February 2012
True partners? How Russia and China see each other by Dmitri Trenin, Feb 2012
Three views on modernisation and the rule of law in Russia by Christopher Granville, Philip Hanson and Alena Ledeneva, Jan 2012
Saving Schengen: How to protect passport-free travel in Europe by Hugo Brady, Jan 2012
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