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I was interviewed on BBC World Service about Greece and the ECB in the aftermath of the Eurogroup meeting in Riga on 24 April. It was very early and I was barely awake! Starts around the 31st minute. Tweet

Posted 25 Apr 2015 in BBC Online, Blog, euro, Greece
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I spent the weekend in the Irish city of Limerick, where a wonderful group of citizen activists organised Limerick Spring, to encourage others to become politically active and change Ireland – and Europe – for the better. Thank you for inviting me. While I was there I was interviewed by the Irish Times on Greece’s […]

Posted 20 Apr 2015 in Blog, euro, Greece, Ireland, Politics
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My latest column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 10 Apr 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Foreign Policy, Greece
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My article for the Greek newspaper Kathimerini on why Greece needs debt relief Tweet

Posted 16 Mar 2015 in Blog, Debt, Greece, Kathimerini
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I was interviewed about this for Euractiv Greece Tweet

Posted 10 Feb 2015 in Blog, Debt, Euractiv, euro, Greece
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I was interviewed on Share Radio about the growing political backlash against Merkelism across the eurozone Tweet

Posted 06 Feb 2015 in Blog, euro, Greece, Politics
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Syrizas linje ett nödvändigt steg mot den skuldlättnad Grekland behöver. Why Greece needs debt relief. My op-ed for Svenska Dagbladet Tweet

Posted 05 Feb 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece, Svenska Dagbladet
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From Greece to Spain to France, radical parties are making gains. And the Eurocrats have no one to blame but themselves. My latest column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 04 Feb 2015 in Blog, euro, Foreign Policy, Greece, Politics, Spain
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I’m quoted by Claire Jones in the FT in her piece on whether the ECB might pull the plug on Greece. “This is a game of chicken. The ECB is clearly applying pressure on Greece,” said Philippe Legrain, a visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute. “I’d be very surprised if […]

Posted 03 Feb 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Financial Times, Greece
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with Sebastian Dullien, a senior policy fellow at European Council on Foreign Relations, and Nick Malkoutzis, the deputy editor Kathimerini English, Greece’s only English-language daily newspaper. Watch it here   Tweet

Posted 02 Feb 2015 in Blog, CCTV America, euro, Greece
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I was interviewed by Colm O Mongain on Ireland’s RTE1 This Week about the moral, economic and political case for Greek debt relief   Tweet

Posted 01 Feb 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece, Ireland
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My letter to the FT Tweet

Posted 30 Jan 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Financial Times, Greece
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I was interviewed on Share Radio about the consequences of Syriza’s victory in Greece Tweet

Posted 27 Jan 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece
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My article on eurozone QE and Greece for CapX Tweet

Posted 21 Jan 2015 in Blog, CapX, euro, Greece, Monetary Policy
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I was interviewed in the Wall Street Journal by Stephen Fidler on why, contrary to what eurozone authorities claim, Greece needs debt relief “Of course they are going to say that,” said Philippe Legrain, a former economic adviser to the European Commission. Mr. Legrain says Greece should have been given debt relief back in 2010 instead […]

Posted 16 Jan 2015 in Blog, euro, Greece, Wall Street Journal Europe
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Foreign Policy, 8 January 2015. You don’t have to be a radical leftist to get that Athens needs debt relief. And a Syriza victory in this month’s elections might be the only way to get it.

Posted 14 Jan 2015 in euro, Foreign Policy, Greece, Published articles
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You don’t have to be a radical leftist to get that Athens needs debt relief. And a Syriza victory in this month’s elections might be the only way to get it. My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 14 Jan 2015 in Blog, euro, Foreign Policy, Greece
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I was interviewed by The Press Project on Syriza’s economic programme for Greece. I said: While there is much in Syriza’s programme that I don’t agree with, Alex Tsipras is right that Greece needs debt relief in order to recover and that the country should not be bled dry to pay off its foreign creditors. […]

Posted 14 Jan 2015 in Blog, euro, Greece, The Press Project
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I was interviewed on Share Radio on 12 January Tweet

Posted 12 Jan 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece
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I was interviewed about European Spring by Despina Papageorgiou, editor-in-chief of the Greek magazine Crash Tweet

Posted 21 Nov 2014 in Crash, euro, European Spring, Greece