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
“Throughout the crisis we’ve seen the ECB change its rules when it wants to. Clearly politics come into it,” said Philippe Legrain, a visiting senior fellow at the European Institute at the London School of Economics. “Trichet’s letter to Ireland goes well beyond what a central bank should be doing. It’s blackmail basically.”
Read the full article by Claire Jones here
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 prospects.