Centre for European Reform

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The Centre for European Reform (CER) is a London-based think tank 'devoted to making the European Union work better and strengthening its role in the world.[1] It was a member of the Stockholm Network of free market think tanks until 2009.

Funded by BAT

In 2000, the Centre received a donation of £10,000 from British American Tobacco. [2]

In 2011, BAT was a Corporate Member of the Centre. [3] [4]

PR and Lobbying Firm

Lobbying firm APCO Worldwide declares an affiliation in the European Transparency Register with the Centre.[5]


  1. CER, About, website, undated, accessed April 2012
  2. Claire Booth, "Acknowledgement of Payment", Letter to Michael Prideau, Director of Government Affairs, BAT, 1 September 2000
  3. EU Transparency Register, BAT, Accessed September 2011
  4. CER, Website, Accessed September 2011
  5. APCO Worldwide, European Transparency Register, accessed 7 April 2012