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.

The optimist’s guide to Greece

By Hugo Dixon
July 27, 2015

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

Mario Draghi is having a good war

By Hugo Dixon
July 20, 2015

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

Greek deal leaves bitter aftertaste

By Hugo Dixon
July 13, 2015

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

Syriza split best outcome for Greece

By Hugo Dixon
July 11, 2015

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

Greeks choose between bad and terrible

By Hugo Dixon
July 2, 2015

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

The Greeks have to choose between the bad and the truly ugly in Sunday’s referendum. If I was Greek – and I’m not, although I speak the language and had a Greek great-grandmother – I would plump for the bad option, voting “Yes”.

The big fat Greek blame game

By Hugo Dixon
June 22, 2015

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

If Greece collapses, there will be giant dollops of blame to go round. The biggest ones will stick on whoever behaves most unreasonably in the standoff between Athens and its creditors, which could easily end in default and disaster.

Greek ultimatum is a bad idea

By Hugo Dixon
June 1, 2015

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

Should Greece’s creditors give the country an ultimatum? No. Not only is such a thing probably unnecessary, it could also play into the hands of Greek nationalists who would argue that foreigners were again bullying Athens. Besides, negotiations between Greece and its creditors are making progress, albeit still too slowly. Dictating to the Greeks would make any bust-up between the two sides particularly bitter.

Time for Alexis Tsipras to keep his nerve

By Hugo Dixon
February 22, 2015

By Hugo Dixon

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

What to do about populism?

By Hugo Dixon
November 24, 2014

By Hugo Dixon

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