The Great Debate

The West is losing the battle for the heart of Europe

January 10, 2016
A Greek policeman stands in front of Iraqi, Afghani and Syrian refugees waiting to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near to the village of Idomeni, Greece December 5, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1XC9R

A Greek policeman stands in front of Iraqi, Afghan and Syrian refugees waiting to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, December 5, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

from Breakingviews:

Britain’s exit from Europe: 28 days later

December 24, 2015

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

Fallout for Europe may be greater if Britain stays in the EU

December 24, 2015
Union flags and the Big Ben clocktower cover notebooks are seen on sale in London, Britain, Thursday  December 17, 2015. European Union leaders could clinch a deal with British Prime Minister David Cameron in February to prevent the bloc's second largest economy leaving, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday. Cameron is seeking to renegotiate Britain's relationship with the bloc it joined in 1973 ahead of a referendum on membership to be held by the end of 2017. Some EU leaders are wary of agreeing to all of his demands, however, particularly on cutting benefits for EU migrants to Britain. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor   - RTX1Z564

Union flags and the Big Ben clocktower cover notebooks are seen on sale in London, Britain, Thursday December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

The end of the post-World War Two order

December 5, 2015
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Marine Le Pen, French National Front political party leader and candidate for the National Front in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region, addresses French farmers as she campaigns for the upcoming regional elections, November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Eternal Paris lives on

November 17, 2015
The Eiffel Tower is lit with the blue, white and red colours of the French flag in Paris, France, November 16, 2015, to pay tribute to the victims of a series of deadly attacks on Friday in the French capital.   REUTERS/Charles Platiau       - RTS7EWR

The Eiffel Tower is lit with the blue, white and red colors of the French flag in Paris, November 16, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

The three gravest threats facing our world

October 18, 2015
Residents walk through the Breezy Point neighborhood which was left devastated by Hurricane Sandy in the New York borough of Queens

Residents walk through the Breezy Point neighborhood which was left devastated by Hurricane Sandy in the New York borough of Queens, November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

To solve Europe’s migrant crisis, give them a place of their own

August 21, 2015
Migrants disembark from a dinghy after their failed attempt to sail off for the Greek island of Kos from the Turkish coastal town of Bodrum, Turkey

Migrants disembark from a dinghy after their failed attempt to sail for the Greek island of Kos from the Turkish coastal town of Bodrum, Turkey, August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Kenan Gurbuz

Greece must leave the euro, but it takes the United States of Europe with it

July 10, 2015
A pensioner argues with an official as he tries to enter a National Bank branch to receive part of his pension in Athens

A pensioner argues with an official as he tries to enter a National Bank branch to receive part of his pension in Athens, Greece, July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Is a two-tiered Europe what’s next after Greece?

July 8, 2015
A couple makes a transaction at an ATM outside an Attica bank branch in Athens

A couple makes a transaction at an automated teller machine outside an Attica bank branch in central Athens, August 28, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Before Greece becomes a failed state, here’s how to stop the slide

July 7, 2015
A pensioner waits outside a branch of the National Bank to receive part of his pension in Athens

A pensioner waits outside a branch of the National Bank to receive part of his pension in Athens, Greece, July 7, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis