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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
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Germany and other EU countries should provide safe passage to refugees, not reimpose border controls. My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 17 Sep 2015 in Blog, Europe, Germany, Immigration
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Posted 11 Sep 2015 in Blog, Europe, Immigration, Netherlands
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I was interviewed about this by Democracy Now! Tweet

Posted 09 Sep 2015 in Blog, Democracy Now!, Europe, Immigration
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My article on why Europe should let migrants in for Il Fatto Quotidiano, an Italian paper. Read pdf here Tweet

Posted 03 Sep 2015 in Blog, Europe, Il Fatto Quotidiano, Immigration, Italy
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I was interviewed on BBC World TV News on 28 August Tweet

Posted 31 Aug 2015 in BBC Online, Blog, Europe, Immigration
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My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 26 Aug 2015 in Blog, Europe, Foreign Policy, Immigration
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Posted 20 Aug 2015 in Blog, De Volkskrant, Europe, Immigration, Netherlands
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My column for CapX Tweet

Posted 22 Jul 2015 in Blog, Britain, CapX, euro, Europe, Germany
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Politically weak and economically in decline, the EU is fearfully turning inwards. It ought to be looking confidently outwards instead. My column for Brussels Times Tweet

Posted 04 Jun 2015 in Blog, Brussels Times, Europe, Foreign Policy
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My piece for CapX on the EU’s Digital Single Market strategy Tweet

Posted 14 May 2015 in Blog, Digital Single Market, Europe, Germany, internet
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I debated Europe’s future at a breakfast event in Oslo organised by Civita, a liberal think-tank, on 12 May with Harald Magnus Andreassen, chief Economist at Swedbank Norway, and Jan Erik Grindheim, president of the European Movement Norway. Watch the video here Tweet

Posted 12 May 2015 in Blog, Europe, Norway
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My column for Project Syndicate on why the EU onslaught on US tech companies is motivated not by concern for the welfare of Europeans, but the protectionist agenda of Germany’s digital flops and their corporatist champions in government Tweet