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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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My latest column for Project Syndicate Tweet

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
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My column for CapX Tweet

Posted 29 Jan 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Britain, CapX, Europe
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The EU needs to create safe, legal, orderly channels for refugees to reach Europe, not an EU border force. My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 14 Jan 2016 in Blog, Europe, Immigration, terrorism
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My column for CapX Tweet

Posted 07 Jan 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Britain, Europe
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Philippe Legrain, senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute, said: “Welcoming refugees is an investment that can pay dividends as soon as they start working. With demand [in the eurozone economy] depressed, additional spending on refugees acts like a small fiscal stimulus. Looking forward, refugees boost the labour supply, and hence […]

Posted 29 Dec 2015 in Blog, Europe, Financial Times, Immigration
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My interview on Europe’s refugee crisis with Futuri magazine. Tweet

Posted 27 Dec 2015 in Blog, Europe, Futuri, Immigration, Italy
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One consequence of the Paris attacks is that Britain’s renegotiation of its EU membership has been delayed. With the risks of Brexit rising by the day, David Cameron’s priority should be to complete the renegotiation as quickly as possible, declare victory, and start campaigning vigorously on the broader reasons why Britain should stay in the […]

Posted 15 Dec 2015 in Blog, Britain, Europe, Politics
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Clip of me speaking at the Citywire Alternative Ucits event Tweet

Posted 04 Dec 2015 in Blog, Brexit, Europe
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The horrific Paris attacks are shocking and deeply saddening. And when people’s security is threatened, governments sometimes need to curtail our freedom. But the measures taken ought to be targeted, proportionate and effective. Reimposing border controls (which would not have prevented the Paris attacks) and turning away refugees, many of whom are fleeing Islamic State […]

Posted 17 Nov 2015 in Blog, Europe, Foreign Policy, Immigration, terrorism
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Mon interview avec atlantico.fr Tweet

Posted 09 Nov 2015 in Atlantico.fr, Blog, Britain, Europe
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China is a rising economic power, the European Union a declining one. So Britain’s future is best served by hitching its wagon to Beijing rather than to Brussels. As last week’s high-profile visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping shows, Britain can prosper as a global trading power outside the EU. Not so fast. The EU […]

Posted 28 Oct 2015 in Blog, Britain, China, Europe
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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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My column for Brussels Times Tweet

Posted 14 Oct 2015 in Blog, Brussels Times, Europe, Immigration
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My solution proposal to be presented at the Global Economic Symposium in Kiel on 13 October Tweet

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“The EU works reasonably well when sharing collective gains (from trade, for instance),” Philippe Legrain, a former European Commission adviser, wrote this week for Foreign Policy. “But it is hopeless at sharing out costs, whether the real ones of the financial crisis or the perceived ones of the refugee crisis. “Seven long years of economic […]

Posted 18 Sep 2015 in Blog, Europe, Immigration, Reuters