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In praise of the European Central Bank

29 July 2016 13:01

During the EU referendum campaign, there was much unfavourable comment (usually justified) about foreign entities or leaders who intervened to…

Time running out for a Greek deal warns Osborne

6 July 2015 17:56

Right now, Britain is sitting on the side-lines waiting to see if there is, to use George Osborne’s phrase, an…

Greek voters say Oxi, what will the Eurozone do now?

5 July 2015 19:59

With half the votes counted, the No side in the Greek referendum is leading by 61% to 39%. With this…

Greek referendum going ahead as Tsipras again urges No vote

1 July 2015 15:32

After much speculation that the Greek referendum was about to be cancelled, Alexis Tsipras has just appeared on Greek television…

If Greece leaves the Euro, Cameron should start the British renegotiation all over again

28 June 2015 20:42

Tonight, it is still not clear how the Greek situation will be resolved. The European Central Bank–which is desperate to…

The one thing that might ensure a Greek deal: fear

23 June 2015 11:17

On a narrow, sloping street in downtown Athens sits a graffiti-strewn wall that has captured the spirit of a nation.…

Greece and the Eurozone, what happens next

25 January 2015 20:55

The Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has called Syriza’s leader Alexis Tsipras to concede defeat. But n European Chancelleries, they…

Draghi makes good on his promise: but will it save the euro?

6 September 2012 23:05

David Cameron and François Hollande met this evening. As you would expect, they discussed the situation in the eurozone, which…

Storms over the continent

6 June 2012 16:30

Whitehall sits and waits. Normal politics is continuing, squalls over whether the apprentice stewards at the Jubilee were taken advantage…

Meanwhile, in Europe…

29 November 2011 18:09

There probably hasn’t been a meeting of European finance ministers as important as the one tonight. The euro is still…

On the road to break-up?

29 November 2011 11:38

Before we plunge into the Autumn Statement, we really ought to mention the poison cloud hanging over Brussels today. European…

Cameron and Merkel: all smiles but no progress

18 November 2011 13:37

David Cameron and Angela Merkel were clearly keen to show that, whatever the tensions over the role of the European…

The Italian domino effect

10 November 2011 0:39

For all the debate about Theresa May and border security, the big news has not been at Westminster today. Instead,…

Cameron leaves Cannes with an IMF headache

4 November 2011 15:59

The Cannes summit leaves the world no further forward on its quest for some kind of solution to the Eurozone…

Resignation provides a Stark reminder of the divisions within the eurozone

10 September 2011 10:52

The problems facing the eurozone have been underlined by the departure from the European Central Bank yesterday of its senior…