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from The Great Debate:

Europe could be doomed. But Britain should stay in anyway.

March 17, 2016

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, holds up his budget case for the cameras as he stands outside number 11 Downing Street, before delivering his budget to the House of Commons, in London, Britain, March 16, 2016.    REUTERS/Toby Melville TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  - RTSAOPR

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, holds up his budget case for the cameras as he stands outside number 11 Downing Street, before delivering his budget to the House of Commons, in London, Britain, March 16, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville

from Breakingviews:

Paris attacks can both unify and cleave Europe

November 14, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from The Great Debate:

How much for a spot on a rubber raft and a slim chance at a better life?

September 2, 2015

A migrant child is brought onto the Migrant Offshore Aid Station ship MV Phoenix after being rescued from an overloaded wooden boat 10.5 miles off the coast of Libya

A migrant child is brought onto the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship MV Phoenix after being rescued from an overloaded wooden boat 10.5 miles (16 km) off the coast of Libya, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

from Hugo Dixon:

Tsipras looks like he is crumbling

July 1, 2015

It looks like Alexis Tsipras is crumbling.

After the banks closed and public opinion started moving against him, the Greek prime minister seems desperate for a deal with his creditors. Athens has now defaulted to the International Monetary Fund, adding to the pressure. But it is not clear lenders will cut him any slack. They may prefer to deal with his successor.

from Hugo Dixon:

How a Greek debt deal could work

June 15, 2015

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Athens has struggled to get its euro zone creditors to talk about debt relief. That is because it is not the most urgent issue facing Greece. A short-term cash crunch could trigger bankruptcy in the next few weeks. But if the negotiators resolve the immediate crisis – and the omens don’t look good - debt relief should come onto the table.

from Breakingviews:

Match-fit FIFA would give players, fans more ball

June 3, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Hugo Dixon:

Greece needs a second election

May 25, 2015

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Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Europe’s greatest crisis isn’t Greece or Ukraine, and it may have no solution

April 22, 2015

Boys chat as they arrive with migrants at the Sicilian harbor of Augusta

Boys chat as they arrive at the Sicilian harbor of Augusta April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

from Breakingviews:

EU migration policy is economically short-sighted

April 20, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Hugo Dixon:

Tories and Labour are almost twins

April 20, 2015

Are the Tories and Labour the Tweedledum and Tweedledee of UK politics? In most things, there’s not much to choose between the UK parties’ economic election pledges. Both want to cut the deficit gradually. Both want to splash out on the National Health Service. And both have a smattering of silly micro-policies. The big differences are that Labour would tax the rich more and the Tories might take Britain out of the European Union.