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I was interviewed on BBC World Service about Greece and the ECB in the aftermath of the Eurogroup meeting in Riga on 24 April. It was very early and I was barely awake! Starts around the 31st minute. Tweet

Posted 25 Apr 2015 in BBC Online, Blog, euro, Greece
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“Throughout the crisis we’ve seen the ECB change its rules when it wants to. Clearly politics come into it,” said Philippe Legrain, ‎a visiting senior fellow at the European Institute at the London School of Economics. “Trichet’s letter to Ireland goes well beyond what a central bank should be doing. It’s blackmail basically.” Read the […]

Posted 24 Apr 2015 in Blog, euro, Financial Times
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I spent the weekend in the Irish city of Limerick, where a wonderful group of citizen activists organised Limerick Spring, to encourage others to become politically active and change Ireland – and Europe – for the better. Thank you for inviting me. While I was there I was interviewed by the Irish Times on Greece’s […]

Posted 20 Apr 2015 in Blog, euro, Greece, Ireland, Politics
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My latest column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 10 Apr 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Foreign Policy, Greece
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My latest op-ed for Project Syndicate. Tweet

Posted 10 Apr 2015 in Blog, euro, Project Syndicate
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My piece for CapX Tweet

Posted 25 Mar 2015 in Blog, Democracy, euro
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He claims “a sustained recovery is taking hold” in the eurozone. Really? My column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 22 Mar 2015 in Blog, euro, Foreign Policy
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Yo en El Economista  Tweet

Posted 12 Mar 2015 in Blog, El Economista, euro
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My article for Brussels Times Tweet

Posted 10 Mar 2015 in Blog, Brussels Times, euro, Politics
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My interview with LSE’s EUROPP blog Tweet

Posted 10 Mar 2015 in Blog, euro, LSE
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My op-ed for MNI Europe Tweet

Posted 09 Mar 2015 in Blog, Democracy, euro, MNI
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My interview with Atlantico.fr Tweet

Posted 09 Mar 2015 in Atlantico.fr, Blog, Democracy, euro
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My latest column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 06 Mar 2015 in Blog, Democracy, euro, Foreign Policy
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Europe is sleepwalking towards disaster, argues The Great European Disaster Movie, in which I feature several times. It’s viewable on BBC iPlayer for the next month I also wrote an article for CapX explaining why Daniel Hannan’s critique of it was wide of the mark. Tweet

Posted 05 Mar 2015 in Blog, CapX, euro, Europe
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My article for Europe’s World Tweet

Posted 27 Feb 2015 in Blog, euro, Europe's World, Germany
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I was interviewed about this for Euractiv Greece Tweet

Posted 10 Feb 2015 in Blog, Debt, Euractiv, euro, Greece
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I was interviewed on Share Radio about the growing political backlash against Merkelism across the eurozone Tweet

Posted 06 Feb 2015 in Blog, euro, Greece, Politics
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Syrizas linje ett nödvändigt steg mot den skuldlättnad Grekland behöver. Why Greece needs debt relief. My op-ed for Svenska Dagbladet Tweet

Posted 05 Feb 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Greece, Svenska Dagbladet
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From Greece to Spain to France, radical parties are making gains. And the Eurocrats have no one to blame but themselves. My latest column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 04 Feb 2015 in Blog, euro, Foreign Policy, Greece, Politics, Spain
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I’m quoted by Claire Jones in the FT in her piece on whether the ECB might pull the plug on Greece. “This is a game of chicken. The ECB is clearly applying pressure on Greece,” said Philippe Legrain, a visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute. “I’d be very surprised if […]

Posted 03 Feb 2015 in Blog, Debt, euro, Financial Times, Greece