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Why Greece is to blame for the Greek crisis

Until yesterday, we were inclined to believe that the Greek population had been kidnapped by some disturbed political forces from the fringes

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Why Greece should not leave the Eurozone

In light of the Greek elections and a possible Syrizian win, Europe, and Europe’s North in particular, has a lot to fear.

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The Institutionalisation of Austerity

Rome is Europe’s most beautiful city. In summer the thick air is filled with centuries of civilisation and heritage. But when the

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Hardship in Greece

I visited Athens last week, leaving on Sunday, just days before the Troika arrives to investigate Greece’s progress. This is a visit

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Beneficiaries of Austerity

The new media strategy of Angela Merkel is reminiscent of a Monty Python episode: outright denial is key. If the German chancellor

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Europe’s Austerity Debate

The best way to fix something nobody likes is to propose a solution that does not work: Appearances are saved but the

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Germany’s Quest for Austerity

A widespread opinion in Germany between January and February – ahead of the Italian elections – went roughly like this: “Well, Berlusconi

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