• 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?

  • Briefing note by Katinka Barysch, 19 November 2010

    The German plan for a eurozone insolvency procedure has spooked the markets and drawn political fire.

  • Insight by Simon Tilford, 15 November 2010

    There is an awful inevitability about the latest instalment of the eurozone crisis, which looks highly likely to culminate in Ireland being forced to seek a bailout from the European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF).

  • Opinion piece by Philip Whyte
    Der Tagesspiel, 10 November 2010

    Germany's economy has been winning numerous plaudits of late. It is not hard to see why. Previously much-vaunted economies "Ireland, Spain, the UK and the US, to name just four" lived way beyond their means for far too long.

  • Essay by Philip Whyte, 22 October 2010

    Many Europeans believe that confidence in the eurozone is best restored by turning the region into a larger version of present-day Germany. However, Germany is not the world-beating economy of current myth.

  • Insight by Simon Tilford, 15 October 2010

    The dollar has now fallen to $1.40 against the euro. This is still below the low of almost $1.60 that it reached in the middle in July 2008, but it represents a steep decline from under $1.20 in early June. Moreover, the US currency is likely to weaken further.

  • Insight by Katinka Barysch, 08 October 2010

    Europeans agree that the management of the euro must be improved to prevent future crises, or deal with them better if and when they happen.