Opinion pieces

  • City A.M, 17 July 2015

    Tuesday’s agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme is a momentous achievement, but only if it can be enforced and verified. Following the diplomatic deal in Vienna, Western governments should engage with Tehran, but also help to contain Iran’s growing influence in the region. 

  • British Influence, 17 July 2015

    In his famous Bloomberg speech of January 2013, offering British voters a referendum on EU membership, David Cameron promised to strengthen the role of national parliaments in the EU. But are British parliamentarians up to the task? The Commons’ limited interest in European business suggest not.

  • EPIN, 15 July 2015

    Ahead of the UK general election, opinion polls predicted that Britons would wake up on May 7th to a hung parliament. But for the first time since John Major’s defeat in 1997, Britain again finds itself governed by a Conservative majority government.

  • The New York Times, 14 July 2015

    Without crucial reforms, the currency union is likely to remain in a political no man's land, whatever happens to Greece.

  • The Huffington Post, 14 July 2015

    The new bailout deal signals Greece's capitulation to its creditors, something which has important ramifications for the bailout's success. Even if the deal makes it through the Greek parliament in the coming weeks, the programme's economic incoherence will make it fall apart.

  • City A.M, 08 July 2015

    John Springford, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, says No

    Those who believe that an embattled EU, weakened by an ongoing Greek crisis – or worse, Grexit – would give big concessions to David Cameron are misguided.

  • Lettera 43, 07 July 2015

    L'economista Tilford: "Sì a un asse franco-italiano per salvare Atene" E su Renzi: «Scenda in campo prima che tutto degeneri". La locomotiva tedesca si è fermata all'ingresso di Atene. E lascia il passo a quella franco-italiana. Questa volta non è infatti la Germania a potere salvare la Grecia e tutta l'Unione europea.

  • City A.M., 03 July 2015

    There is a growing gap between the way the Greek crisis is seen in the Eurozone and the way it is seen across the rest of the world. Everyone agrees that Greece is a poorly governed country and that Syriza has played a poor hand badly.