EU could fall apart without flexibility

By Hugo Dixon
December 21, 2015

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

Syrian peace process offers hope post-Paris

By Hugo Dixon
November 16, 2015

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

European populism can be tamed

By Hugo Dixon
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

By Hugo Dixon
October 5, 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

By Hugo Dixon
September 14, 2015

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

Greece may not need debt haircut

By Hugo Dixon
August 17, 2015

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

Euro zone doesn’t need political union

By Hugo Dixon
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.

How to jump Greece’s next debt hurdle

By Hugo Dixon
July 3, 2015

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

Tsipras looks like he is crumbling

By Hugo Dixon
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.

It’s still possible to stop Grexit

By Hugo Dixon
June 29, 2015

The chance of Greece quitting the euro has risen sharply. But a so-called Grexit can still be stopped, despite dramatic weekend developments which saw Athens declare a six-day bank holiday after talks with its creditors broke down.The most obvious way of avoiding a Grexit is if the people vote to accept the bailout terms offered by euro zone countries and the International Monetary Fund in a referendum set for July 5. But even if they do that, it’s not certain Greece will avoid a return to the drachma.