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Posted 26 Jul 2015 in Uncategorized
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Philippe Legrain, an economist and former adviser to then European Commission president José Manuel Barroso, described the tests as a “whitewash”. “The ECB singles out less important banks in less important countries and gives the German banks a clear bill of health,” Mr Legrain said. Read more here http://m.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5bdcfe20-5cfc-11e4-9753-00144feabdc0.html Others were less convinced by the […]

Posted 27 Oct 2014 in Uncategorized
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I was interviewed by Sophie Roell of fivebooks.com about Europe and in particular five excellent books on Europe Tweet

Posted 23 Jun 2014 in Uncategorized
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The euro was supposed to facilitate economic convergence between the countries using it and foster the development of a stronger ‘European’ identity. Philippe Legrain argues that the reverse is now happening. European policy-makers are mostly to blame, because of their attempt to create a Germanic and technocratic eurozone. They have damaged the currency union by […]

Posted 19 Jun 2014 in Uncategorized
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“Se suponía que el euro serviría para facilitar la convergencia entre países; durante años eso fue, a grandes rasgos, lo que sucedió. Hasta que llegó la crisis y Bruselas, de la mano de algunas capitales, impuso una serie de políticas que han acelerado el proceso contrario”, indica Philippe Legrain, exasesor del presidente de la Comisión […]

Posted 19 Jun 2014 in Uncategorized
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Posted 16 Apr 2014 in Blog, De Telegraaf, euro, Uncategorized
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Read my article, translated into German, in die Berliner Republik. Tweet

Posted 24 Feb 2013 in Uncategorized
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Posted 08 Dec 2010 in Blog, Ireland, Uncategorized
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I was interviewed by Peter Allen on 5 Live Drive on 23 November, following the government’s announcement of the details of its cap on highly skilled foreign workers. The recording isn’t great and I sound a bit breathless because I was on my mobile phone at the airport, rushing to catch a plane. Listen to […]

Posted 24 Nov 2010 in Uncategorized
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Bill Emmott, a distinguished author and former editor of The Economist, has reviewed Aftershock in Survival, the magazine of The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). He says: Many of the books about the economic crisis have been descriptions of the dramatic events at Lehman Brothers, say, or of what it was like to be […]

Posted 10 Jun 2010 in Uncategorized
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Calls to boycott Arizona over its outrageous new immigration are mounting, the New York Times reports. The Guardian reports that: Among those calling for a sweeping boycott was the San Francisco city attorney, Dennis Herrera, who urged city departments to look at contracts with Arizona that could be terminated. Herrera said: “Arizona has charted an […]

Posted 27 Apr 2010 in Blog, Immigration, Uncategorized, United States
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Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them is out now in Britain and will be published in the rest of the Commonwealth on 30 January. Read a synopsis here. Tweet

Posted 06 Jan 2007 in Uncategorized