EU needs to up its game on Turkey

October 19, 2015

The European Union may be dropping the ball over Turkey. The bloc has benefited for years from a stable country with an improving economy on its southeast border, insulating it from mayhem in the Middle East. But this buffer state is increasingly leaky and troubled, resulting in economic as well as political repercussions. So far the European Union’s engagement with Turkey has been too little, too late.

European populism can be tamed

October 12, 2015

Populism has infected European politics. But it can be beaten. The three things needed for mainstream politicians to win back control of the debate are competence, fairness and leadership. To some extent, the fightback is already succeeding.

Greek bank recap is race against time

October 5, 2015

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

It’s all up to Tsipras now

September 21, 2015

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

Europe just isn’t ready: Similarities between euro and migrant crises

September 14, 2015

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

Greek election may reopen can of worms

August 31, 2015

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

Greece may not need debt haircut

August 17, 2015

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

How to fix Greece’s banks

August 10, 2015

Greece’s banks are the weakest point in its economic system. They need to be repaired in order to lift capital controls, restore depositor confidence and finance a future recovery. There are good and not-so-good ways of doing this.

Euro zone doesn’t need political union

August 3, 2015

The Greek crisis has given new life to a superficial argument: that the euro zone isn’t working because its monetary union hasn’t been accompanied by fiscal and political union.

The optimist’s guide to Greece

July 27, 2015

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