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My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 26 Aug 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Foreign Policy, Germany, Greece
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My interview with Rui Pedro Antunes in Portugal’s Diário de Notícias Tweet

Posted 06 Aug 2015 in Blog, Diario de Noticias, euro, Portugal
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The French and German views of the eurozone are irreconcilable. Rather than press for a fiscal and political union, the eurozone needs to accommodate national differences more. My column for Foreign Policy here Tweet

Posted 31 Jul 2015 in Blog, euro, Foreign Policy, France, Germany
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Greece’s former finance minister is being pilloried for doing what needed to be done. My piece for the Guardian Tweet

Posted 29 Jul 2015 in Blog, euro, Greece, The Guardian
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The eurozone desperately needs mainstream alternatives to the lopsided “Berlin Consensus,” in which creditors’ interests come first and Germany dominates everyone else. Merkelism is causing economic stagnation, political polarization, and nasty nationalism. Institutionally, we need a flexible eurozone that respects national democracies, provides greater fiscal freedom and involves a mechanism for restructuring sovereign debt. My column […]

Posted 23 Jul 2015 in Blog, euro, Germany, Project Syndicate
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My column for CapX Tweet

Posted 22 Jul 2015 in Blog, Britain, CapX, euro, Europe, Germany
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Mon article, traduit pour l’OPEE Tweet

Posted 20 Jul 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, OPEE
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Offer Greece debt relief. My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 06 Jul 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Foreign Policy, Germany, Greece
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Interviewed by Dan White Tweet

Posted 06 Jul 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece, Irish Independent
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Chris Giles’s piece on Greece unquestioningly parrots its eurozone creditors’ position. Stop. Little could be further from the truth. Nobody denies Greek governments were profligate. But reckless borrowers require reckless lenders. It is those reckless private creditors who were bailed out by eurozone governments and the International Monetary Fund in 2010: nine of every ten […]

Posted 03 Jul 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece
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Posted 30 Jun 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece
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My column for CapX Tweet

Posted 29 Jun 2015 in Blog, CapX, euro, Greece
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Posted 29 Jun 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece, Huffington Post
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My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 28 Jun 2015 in Blog, euro, Foreign Policy, Greece
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In his column for American Prospect, James K. Galbraith writes about my testimony to the Greek Parliament’s Debt Truth Committee Tweet

Posted 22 Jun 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece
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I was interviewed by Atlantico.fr on the potential consequences of Grexit Tweet

Posted 19 Jun 2015 in Blog, euro, Greece
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On 11 June I testified about Greek debt and the bailout of Greece’s creditors to the Debt Truth Committee of the Greek Parliament. Watch the video here More coverage here, here and here, and here Tweet

Posted 14 Jun 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece
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I’m quoted on Greek debt in the French newspaper Libération: «Imaginez que vous êtes en prison pour ne pas avoir payé vos dettes, suggérait vendredi l’économiste Philippe Legrain dans la revue Foreign Policy. Après cinq ans de misère, vous dirigez une rébellion qui prend le contrôle de la prison et vous exigez votre libération. Les gardiens réagissent en vous […]

Posted 14 Jun 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece, Libération
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Yes, Greece needs reform, but that isn’t the real issue. If the creditors aren’t willing to be reasonable, default – even euro exit – is preferable to debt bondage. My latest column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 12 Jun 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Foreign Policy, Greece
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On 7 June I was interviewed about the crisis in the eurozone, Greece, Germany, the Dutch economy on Buitenhof, a leading political TV programme in the Netherlands. Watch here. Starts at 22nd minute, for 18 minutes Tweet

Posted 07 Jun 2015 in Blog, Buitenhof, euro, Germany, Greece, Netherlands