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I was an expert witness to the House of Lords’ European Union Committee report into completing Europe’s economic and monetary union. In the final report published in May 2016, I am quoted several times. Philippe Legrain… argued, in contrast, that this reduction in Germany’s surplus with the eurozone meant “that it is exporting its capital elsewhere, […]

Posted 24 May 2016 in Blog, euro, House of Lords
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Posted 05 Dec 2015 in Blog, Brussels Times, euro
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My latest column for Project Syndicate on how the eurozone and refugee crises are causing Europe to disintegrate, with the chances that Britain will vote to leave the EU rising. Tweet

Posted 19 Oct 2015 in Blog, Britain, euro, Europe, Immigration
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This brings me to a wider point about political integration, as raised by economist and author Philippe Legrain: that the last thing the EU needs is ever-closer union. What makes this anti-integration argument so intriguing is that its proponent is pro-European. Mr Legrain’s argument is that the political integration on offer is of the wrong […]

Posted 19 Oct 2015 in Blog, euro, Financial Times
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My latest column for CapX Tweet

Posted 16 Sep 2015 in CapX, euro
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My column for Brussels Times Tweet

Posted 14 Sep 2015 in Blog, Brussels Times, euro
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Posted 30 Aug 2015 in Blog, China Newsweek, euro, Greece
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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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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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Posted 29 Jun 2015 in Blog, CapX, euro, Greece
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Posted 29 Jun 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece, Huffington Post