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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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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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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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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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My piece for City AM Tweet

Posted 07 Oct 2015 in Blog, Britain, City AM, Immigration
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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 CapX Tweet

Posted 29 Aug 2015 in Britain, CapX, Immigration
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Paul Collier, an expert on African economies, has written a poorly researched book on immigration, Exodus, that is full of holes, as Michael Clemens pointed out in his review in Foreign Affairs. On Al Jazeera’s Head to Head programme presented by Mehdi Hasan, I was part of a panel challenging his views.  Watch it here I speak […]

Posted 26 Aug 2015 in Al Jazeera, Blog, 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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Read the full article in Dutch here and here Tweet

Posted 20 Aug 2015 in Blog, De Volkskrant, Europe, Immigration, Netherlands
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I participated in a debate in City AM about this with Steven Woolfe, UKIP’s immigration spokesman. Tweet

Posted 11 Aug 2015 in Blog, Britain, Business, Immigration
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Posted 11 Aug 2015 in Blog, Britain, City AM, Immigration