• Insight by Simon Tilford, 28 July 2011

    The attempt to run a common monetary policy without a common treasury has failed. Debt mutualisation is necessary if the eurozone is to survive.

  • Opinion piece by Charles Grant
    Financial Times, 11 July 2011

    George Soros is right that Germany's new approach to Europe bears some responsibility for the eurozone crisis. Germany's leaders are finding it hard to consider broader European rather than immediate national interests.

  • Report by Simon Tilford, 08 July 2011

    Every EU government supports innovation, believing that it will help Europe to meet the numerous economic, social and environmental challenges that it faces.

  • Essay by Simon Tilford, 27 June 2011

    Four years ago, Germany was widely seen as the sick man of Europe, beset by weak economic growth, a fast-ageing population and a pervasive sense of angst about the future.

  • Opinion piece by Charles Grant
    The Times, 20 June 2011

    A single European currency has the merit of encouraging trade and investment across frontiers, and thus growth. But countries with inflexible, badly-run economies should never have been allowed to join the euro. The sooner the eurozone shrinks, the sooner it will stabilise.

  • Opinion piece by Simon Tilford
    Les Echos, 20 June 2011

    Une mauvaise compréhension de ce que sont les moteurs de la croissance économique menace la reprise en Europe. Ses dirigeants sont obsédés par la compétitivité et paraissent croire sincèrement que prospérité rime avec excédent commercial.

  • Insight by Philip Whyte, 20 June 2011

    Back in 2007, when the Labour government had abolished the business cycle and the City of London was booming, British policy-makers liked to vaunt the merits of ‘light touch’ regulation.

  • Opinion piece by Simon Tilford
    Project Syndicate, 16 June 2011

    A flawed understanding of what drives economic growth has emerged as the gravest threat to recovery in Europe. European policymakers are obsessed with national “competitiveness,” and genuinely appear to think that prosperity is synonymous with trade surpluses.