• Bulletin article by Philip Whyte, 01 April 2011

    Ever since the eurozone crisis broke out in late 2009, European leaders have sought to reconcile two mutually incompatible objectives: the need to restore market confidence in the zone's indebted periphery; and the unbending refusal of creditor countries in the core to turn the zone into a 'transfer union'.

  • Insight by Simon Tilford, 31 March 2011

    Many European policy-makers and business leaders believe that a country's economic growth prospects depend on its ability to capture a growing share of global markets.

  • Bulletin article by Simon Tilford, 01 February 2011

    Germany has rightly been criticised for its dependence on exports and its huge trade surpluses. In normal times, when economies are growing healthily, trade imbalances pose less of a problem.

  • Insight by Katinka Barysch, 20 January 2011

    Will Greece have to restructure its debt? Among most West European economists and investors, this now seems to be a foregone conclusion.

  • Insight by Charles Grant, 13 January 2011

    At the end of last year, Europe lost Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, an eminent central banker and economist, and one of the founding fathers of the euro.

  • Insight by Simon Tilford, 09 December 2010

    Time is running out to prevent the eurozone crisis from imperilling Europe's banking system and with it the integrity of the currency union. It is beholden on policy-makers to minimise the economic (and hence political costs) to the EU.

  • Bulletin article by Simon Tilford, 01 December 2010

    On November 21st Ireland accepted financial support totalling around €90 billion from the EU and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). There was an awful inevitability about this outcome.

  • Bulletin article by Charles Grant, 01 December 2010

    Will the euro break up?