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Guest Articles and Interviews in the Press and Reports in Selected Online Media in the Current Year

cep's analyses and commentaries, surveys and assessments carry substantial weight in the public debate. The total number of articles each year, in print media alone, gives rise to a circulation of about 50 million. cep is quoted by all the prominent media and news agencies responsible for shaping public opinion in the German-speaking as well as in the international area, e.g. AFP, AGI Agenzia Italia, AP, Bloomberg, Financial Times, New York Times, Reuters, The Prague Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today. The cepPolicyBriefs appear regularly in Polish in the national daily Rzeczpospolita.


Brexit and its consequences for the EU

Economic experts went to great lengths to warn voters about the risks of Brexit, but British voters have decided to withdraw from the European Union. How serious the consequences for the British will be is going to depend on two factors – how quickly...

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EU's first summit since Brexit could show cracks in group's unity

USA Today with a statement by Van Roosebeke/ cep on the EU informal summit in Bratislava, Slovakia

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Britain's Departure Likely to Cost EU Billions

The EU wants to set the course for its future without Britain. One important issue is likely to be ignored by European leaders: The fact that Brexit is going to be expensive for Europe, especially for Germany. This is the conclusion of the new cep...

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Cost of bailouts to EU crisis countries left to Germany

Express, UK: Germany is being short changed by the financially unstable countries it helped bail out, according to German based Centre for European Policy.

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The Irish Times on the financing gap in Europe

cep, a leading think tank, has come to a similar conclusion about EU finances without Britain, noting that, in 2015, the British per-head contribution to the EU actually topped the German per-head payments.

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Can the EU survive Brexit?

Britain's vote to become the first country to leave the EU opens up a Pandora's box of uncertainties, Expatica cited analysts.

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Economist: Brexit is not a good deal

How serious the consequences for the British will be is going to depend on two factors – how quickly they deal with the EU and how they go about it, cep economic expert Bert Van Roosebeke explains in an interview with EurActiv Germany.

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L'UE pourra-t-elle survivre au "Brexit"?

Lüder Gerken en L’Obs, l'hebdomadaire français

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“The main objective on Monday will be to buy time to fix Europe’s malfunctioning asylum system.”

Urs Pötzsch talks with the Guardian about the meeting of EU and Turkish leaders in Brussels on Monday

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"It's legally impossible to exclude Greece from Schengen zone"

Urs Pötzsch talks to the radio network Euranet Plus about the threats of an expulsion of Greece from the Schengen zone

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