EU: Greece and the road to an ever-closer Union

For the past couple of months I have resisted the temptation to write about the Greek situation. In part, because it has so completely dominated other blogs/Twitter that there didn’t seem to be much value in adding another voice to the cacophony, and in part because I just felt a bit fatigued by the whole thing (I … More EU: Greece and the road to an ever-closer Union

Euro Area: The Five Presidents’ Report: the solutions remain the same, it’s over to the politicians

In the midst of the ongoing bailout nonsense negotiations with Greece, the long-awaited roadmap document for the future of the European economic and monetary union was released earlier this week (here). It comes over 18 months after the original “Four Presidents” report of November 2012 (here), with the Commission taking the baton from the Council in … More Euro Area: The Five Presidents’ Report: the solutions remain the same, it’s over to the politicians

Brexit: weighing the economic costs and benefits

Following Tony Blair’s recent intervention in the UK election campaign (here), and with UKIP trying its hardest to keep in the headlines, I thought a post on the economic costs and benefits of Britain leaving the EU would be worthwhile. A lot has been written on the subject since PM Cameron pledged to hold a … More Brexit: weighing the economic costs and benefits