About: Charles Grant

Brexit 24-02-2017

Sources: Scottish government considering independence vote next year

The Scottish government is increasingly convinced it can win a new independence referendum and is thinking seriously about calling one next year as Britain exits the European Union, sources close to the Scottish government said on Thursday (23 February).
European Council 2015 [European Council/Flickr]
Brexit 13-02-2015

Alternatives worse than EU membership, says new report

None of the proposed alternatives to UK membership of the EU would return the same level of benefits and influence, according to a new report.
Brexit 09-05-2014

EU Exit: Deception and Exaggeration

Eurosceptics lose the in/out debate because they don’t deploy the correct arguments and Europhiles, meanwhile, don't take them seriously. But a referendum will be fought on facts and those facts don't support our continued EU membership, writes Alan Murad.
Charles Grant [PolandMFA/Flickr]
Brexit 18-04-2014

Why a British exit is not inevitable

Prospects of an in-out referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the EU is not all doom and gloom: Charles Grant sees reasons both for welcoming the debate and for supporting a vote to stay in.
Public Affairs 27-06-2013

What is wrong with the European Commission?

The European Commission, a crucial EU institution, is beset with difficulties. It is popular with neither governments nor voters. Twenty years ago, many people looked to the Commission to set the EU’s agenda and take the lead in managing crises. But few people expect the Commission to play that role today, writes Charles Grant.
Future EU 11-06-2013

Make MPs think European to boost EU legitimacy

The links between national parliaments and the European Parliament should be strengthened in order to tackle the EU democratic deficit and increase EU legitimacy. A more fundamental reform would be to implement the long-discussed idea of establishing a forum for national parliamentarians in Brussels, writes Charles Grant.
Future EU 02-04-2013

Germany’s plans for treaty change – and what they mean for Britain

The mood has changed in Berlin. Recent meetings there with government officials and politicians have convinced me that Germany will not push for the kind of treaty that Cameron wants, at least not in time for his 2017 deadline, writes Charles Grant.
Future EU 03-02-2009

Reflecting on French attacks against the Commission

"Anti-Commission sentiment seems to have grown in France," writes Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform (CER), in a January paper.
Public Affairs 07-01-2009

Why is Britain Eurosceptic?

The British Eurosceptic press constitutes a "serious problem" for any British government that tries to engage with the EU, argues Charles Grant, director of the London-based Centre for European Reform, in a December 2008 paper.
Global Europe 04-06-2008

The pillars of an EU-India partnership

The situation is starting to change between the EU and India, but the relationship between the two was not previously being taken seriously by either side, writes Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform (CER).
Global Europe 29-11-2007

The EU must stand firm on Bosnia

Following the stalling of talks on the future of Kosovo, the danger of break-up is also hanging over Bosnia - which the EU must prevent by all means, write Charles Grant and Tomas Valasek for the Centre for European Reform (CER).
Global Europe 14-11-2007

A new deal with Russia

The West and Russia should seek a new "grand bargain" to bridge their current differences, according to Charles Grant of the Centre for European Reform (CER).
Brexit 09-07-2007

European choices for Gordon Brown

UK Prime Minster Gordon Brown should work to dispel the 'demonic myths' that have 'poisoned' Britain’s relationship with the EU, a new Centre for European Reform (CER) booklet claims.

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