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A big reason why Western politics is in such disarray is voters’ pessimism about the future. 60% of Westerners believe today’s children will be “worse off financially than their parents”. Europeans are particularly gloomy. To paraphrase Hobbes, they expect youngsters’ lives to be solitary, poor, nasty, brutish – and long. When people doubt that progress […]

Posted 01 Jun 2018 in Blog, Europe, Politics, Project Syndicate, United States
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I debated the future of the EU at the excellent OECD Forum in Paris on 30 May. Fellow panellists included Sandro Gozi, Amelie de Montchalin, Peter Matjasic and Erika Widegren, with Ryan Heath moderating. Check out the webcast here. Tweet

Posted 30 May 2018 in Blog, Europe, OECD
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Germany’s economy is doing fine right now and it finally has a new government. So it’s perhaps understandable that it seems content to coast along. Why mess with an ostensibly winning formula? Steady-as-she-goes, business-as-usual Merkelism seems successful and safe. Yet Germany is actually far more vulnerable than it seems. Europe’s export powerhouse has long been […]

Posted 12 May 2018 in Blog, euro, Europe, Foreign Policy, Germany
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The EU is not undemocratic, as some critics claim. But nor is it democratic enough. That urgently needs to change. Read my latest article for Brussels Times. Tweet

Posted 10 Apr 2018 in Blog, Brussels Times, Democracy, Europe
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My latest column for Project Syndicate. Tweet

Posted 22 Nov 2017 in Blog, Europe, Germany, Project Syndicate
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My latest column for Brussels Times Tweet

Posted 21 Oct 2017 in Blog, Brussels Times, Catalonia, Europe, separatism
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My wrap-up piece for Project Syndicate Tweet

Posted 01 Aug 2017 in Blog, euro, Europe, Project Syndicate
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My column for CapX Tweet

Posted 12 Jul 2017 in Blog, Brexit, CapX, Europe, Japan, Trade
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I was interviewed by Colm Ó Mongáin on RTE’s This Week about the French election. Listen here. (Starts at 12:30) Tweet

Posted 07 May 2017 in Blog, Europe, France, RTE
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My pre-election piece (in Swedish) on Emmanuel Macron and what’s at stake in the French presidential election for SvD.

Posted 07 May 2017 in Blog, Europe, France
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Alexandros Moutzouridis interviewed me on the crisis in Greece and the future of Europe for To Choni newspaper. Read it here Tweet

Posted 26 Mar 2017 in Blog, Europe, Greece
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Far-right populists pose a grave threat to Europe’s open liberal societies. Here’s how to defeat them. My column for Project Syndicate Tweet

Posted 25 Mar 2017 in Blog, Europe, Politics, Project Syndicate
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I was interviewed by Michael Cottakis of the 1989 Generation Initiative for Euractiv Tweet

Posted 04 Feb 2017 in Blog, Euractiv, Europe, Politics
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Posted 02 Feb 2017 in Blog, Brussels Times, Europe, Trump
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So much for the end of history. Twenty-seven years to the day after the fall of the Berlin Wall heralded the collapse of communism in Europe, Donald Trump’s election as US president endangers the liberal international order that his wiser, broader-minded predecessors crafted. Trump’s “America First,” anti-“globalist” agenda threatens protectionist trade wars, a worldwide “clash […]

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Writing on “integration overstretch” in the Jakarta Post, Shofwan Al Banna Choiruzzad quotes my recent piece on EU disintegration for Project Syndicate: The EU is feeling the symptoms of an “integration overstretch”. A rush toward deep regional integration without properly managing the real and perceived impacts of such a process created the backlash that we see […]

Posted 22 Aug 2016 in Blog, Europe
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Posted 10 Aug 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Europe, Project Syndicate
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My piece for Svenska Dagbladet Tweet

Posted 19 Jun 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Europe, Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden
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My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 26 Apr 2016 in Blog, Competition policy, Europe, Google
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My column for CapX Tweet

Posted 03 Feb 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Britain, Europe