• Bulletin article by Simon Tilford, 28 November 2011

    The eurozone is now subject to a full-blown run on its bond market. Spanish and Italian borrowing costs are now higher than those of Greece, Ireland and Portugal when they were forced to seek bail-outs from the EU and IMF. The crisis has spread to Belgium and France, and even to Austria, Finland and the Netherlands.

  • Opinion piece by Philip Whyte Simon Tilford
    Invertia, 23 November 2011

    Los expertos del Centre for European Reform (CER), una agrupación británica pro europea, Simon Tilford y Philip Whyte, aseguran en el informe “¿Por qué normas más estrictas ponen en peligro a la UE?” que no toda la culpa de la actual crisis es de los países periféricos, los mal llamados PIIGS (Portugal, Italia, Irlanda, Grecia y España).

  • Opinion piece by Paul Krugman
    The New York Times, 22 November 2011

    Ambrose Evans-Pritchard sends us to a very good essay(pdf) by the Centre for European Reform warning of the consequences of relying on the “North European

  • Insight by Philip Whyte, 21 November 2011

    The US and the eurozone are very different monetary unions. These differences explain why financial markets are picking on the eurozone and not the US.

  • Opinion piece by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The Daily Telegraph, 21 November 2011

    If you have half an hour, read this paper (pdf) by Philip Whyte and Simon Tilford for the Centre for European Reform. It is a forensic look into the deeper causes of Europe's crisis and why the reactionary policies being imposed on two thirds of the eurozone by Germany's Wolfgang Schauble and the northern neo-Calvinists – with input from 1930s liquidationists at the ECB – will lead to certain disaster. 

  • Essay by Simon Tilford, 09 November 2011

    To restore confidence in the eurozone, leaders must fix its institutional flaws and stretch some rules in the interim. Instead, they are doing the opposite.

  • Opinion piece by Simon Tilford
    BBC News, 07 November 2011

    Greece is at the eye of the storm gathering over the world economy, and threatening to tear the eurozone apart. But should the rest of us be sorry for Greece, or angry? Here, two experts present opposing arguments for and against sympathy.

  • Opinion piece by Simon Tilford
    La Repubblica, 20 October 2011

    Per l'economista del Centre for European Reform l'idea di Berlino che i paesi dell'Europa meridionale debbano "vivere con i propri mezzi" è moralistica e controproducente. Le politiche restrittive peggiorano la situazione. L’aiuto cinese non serve.