Chief European Commentator @WSJ, columnist @TheTimes. Britisher. Where there is discord may I bring harmony.

Britain Picks Up the Greek Baton

wsj.com — If there's been any political contagion from the Greek crisis, the most eye-catching victim appears to be the U.K. In Spain, Portugal and Ireland, which were considered most vulnerable, support for far-left parties seems to have slumped as the cost of Athens's brinkmanship has become apparent.
Jul 27, 2015

RT @WSJ: If there’s been political contagion from Greece, the most eye-catching victim appears to be the UK, says @Simon_Nixon on.wsj.com/1D1suAn

Jul 27, 2015

RT @WSJeurope: If there’s been political contagion from Greece, the most eye-catching victim appears to be the UK, says @Simon_Nixon on.wsj.com/1ImddG1

Greek deal does not mean the eurozone is out of the woods

thetimes.co.uk — A new Greek bailout programme may be far from a done deal, but the market seems to have made up its mind already. The Stoxx 600 index of leading European shares is up more than 10 per cent from its recent lows and is trading close to its April highs.

Not All Is Rosy for Eurozone After Greece Deal

wsj.com — A new Greek bailout program may be far from a done deal, but the market seems to have made up its mind already: The Stoxx 600 index of leading European shares is up more than 10% from its recent lows, trading close to its April highs.
Jul 23, 2015

#Griechenland erst mal gelöst. aber es gibt noch drei Probleme für die Eurozone, schreibt Simon Nixon. wsj.com/articles/not-a…

El siguiente test para Tsipras: las privatizaciones

expansion.com — La eurozona no es sólo un proyecto que se mantiene unido gracias a la voluntad política, sino que siempre hubo una clara lógica económica tras la creación de una moneda única.

Next Test for Greece’s Tsipras: Privatization

wsj.com — The eurozone isn't just a political project held together by political will. In fact, there was always a clear economic rationale behind the creation of the single currency.
Jul 19, 2015

“Excellence is a warped ambition.” - Real quote from the Greek education minister on his higher-ed philosophy wsj.com/articles/next-…

Jul 20, 2015

Tsipras's next challenge: reconciling Syriza to capitalism. Privatisation and education are early tests. My latest. wsj.com/articles/next-…

Jul 20, 2015

RT @Simon_Nixon: Tsipras's next challenge: reconciling Syriza to capitalism. Privatisation and education are early tests. My latest. wsj.com/articles/next-…

Jul 20, 2015

Syriza is right: the eurozone is a neo-liberal project - and unless Syriza accepts that, a new bailout will fail. on.wsj.com/1MjeR28

Jul 20, 2015

RT @Simon_Nixon: Tsipras's next challenge: reconciling Syriza to capitalism. Privatisation and education are early tests. My latest. wsj.com/articles/next-…

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Southern Europe must learn vital lessons from Greece’s experience

thetimes.co.uk — Ever since the euro was created, many have predicted its demise. In the past week, it has come closer than ever to unravelling, or at least losing one of its members.
Jul 16, 2015

RT @emmatimes2: The fate of the euro depends less on Greece than how southern Europe chooses to respond @Simon_Nixon via @thetimes thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/sha…

Jul 16, 2015

RT @emmatimes2: The fate of the euro depends less on Greece than how southern Europe chooses to respond @Simon_Nixon via @thetimes thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/sha…

Jul 16, 2015

The fate of the euro depends less on Greece than how southern Europe chooses to respond @Simon_Nixon via @thetimes thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/sha…

Greek Crisis Tests Eurozone’s Durability

wsj.com — Bailout may yet fall apart, but the currency union looks set to endure Ever since the euro was created, many have predicted its demise. In the past week, it has come closer than ever to unraveling, or at least losing one of its members.
Jul 16, 2015

RT @Simon_Nixon: The euro's survival doesn't hinge on Greece but on the lessons that Southern Europe learns from Greece. My latest. on.wsj.com/1e1elab

Jul 16, 2015

Don't Write Off the Euro Just Yet - real story of Greek crisis is that the euro is vey hard to blow apart. My latest. on.wsj.com/1e1elab

Jul 16, 2015

RT @Simon_Nixon: Don't Write Off the Euro Just Yet - real story of Greek crisis is that the euro is vey hard to blow apart. My latest. on.wsj.com/1e1elab

Jul 16, 2015

RT @Simon_Nixon: Don't Write Off the Euro Just Yet - real story of Greek crisis is that the euro is vey hard to blow apart. My latest. on.wsj.com/1e1elab

Jul 16, 2015

Greek crisis tests eurozone’s durability -- but the bloc should endure, says @Simon_Nixon on.wsj.com/1e1elab via @WSJ

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Greece: A Glimmer of Hope For Both Sides

wsj.com — Two questions have been at the heart of the Greek crisis from the start: is the eurozone to be a currency union governed by rules? And is Greece willing and able to reform its economy to cope with the rigors of eurozone membership?
Jul 13, 2015

"By choosing to keep Greece in EZ and abide by its rules, now falls on [Tsipras] to transform Greece" @Simon_Nixon on.wsj.com/1K2E2Wi

Jul 14, 2015

Greek deal: not a coup but a remarkably generous leap of faith. My latest. wsj.com/articles/greec…

Jul 14, 2015

A glimmer of hope after the latest deal on Greece: @Simon_Nixon in optimistic mood on.wsj.com/1K2E2Wi via @WSJ

Jul 14, 2015

RT @Simon_Nixon: Greek deal: not a coup but a remarkably generous leap of faith. My latest. wsj.com/articles/greec…

Jul 14, 2015

RT @WSJ: There’s a glimmer of hope for both sides after the latest deal on Greece on.wsj.com/1Ht182e by @Simon_Nixon

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Tsipras stands at a fork in the road that leads to Europe or Venezuela

thetimes.co.uk — Few prime ministers can have had a more disastrous first five months than Alexis Tsipras. Greece was the second fastest growing country in the eurozone in the third quarter of last year, unemployment was falling and investors were snapping up government bonds and bank shares.
Jul 09, 2015

Tsipras stands at fork in road that leads to Europe or Venezuela - my latest for @thetimes thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/c…

For Some in Syriza, a Greek Euro Exit Is Goal

wsj.com — Leftist coalition led by Alexis Tsipras split over best way to advance socialism in Greece Few prime ministers have had a more disastrous first five months than Alexis Tsipras. Greece was the second fastest-growing economy in the eurozone in the third quarter of last year, unemployment was falling and investors were snapping up government bonds and bank shares again.
Jul 08, 2015

For some in Syriza, a Greek euro exit is the goal on.wsj.com/1UBFCBH via @WSJ

Jul 09, 2015

The Choice Facing Greece: Socialism in One Country or Capitalism in Europe? My latest. wsj.com/articles/for-s…

Jul 09, 2015

The Syriza dilemma: Marxism doesn't mix with euro membership. My latest. wsj.com/articles/for-s…

Jul 09, 2015

RT @Simon_Nixon: The Syriza dilemma: Marxism doesn't mix with euro membership. My latest. wsj.com/articles/for-s…

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Jul 29, 2015

RT @HeadUKCivServ: Congrats to Simon McDonald who will replace @SimonFraserFCO as PUS and Head of the Diplomatic Service @foreignoffice gov.uk/government/new…

Jul 27, 2015

RT @nicolas_veron: Brilliant headline @Simon_Nixon @WSJ. The UK of all places is where the Syriza spillover is strongest - so far. twitter.com/wsjeurope/stat…

Jul 27, 2015

RT @WSJeurope: If there’s been political contagion from Greece, the most eye-catching victim appears to be the UK, says @Simon_Nixon on.wsj.com/1ImddG1

Jul 27, 2015

RT @WSJ: If there’s been political contagion from Greece, the most eye-catching victim appears to be the UK, says @Simon_Nixon on.wsj.com/1D1suAn

Jul 26, 2015

Varoufakis was plotting his parallel currency/Grexit plan since December with Tsipras's blessing. Explains a lot. ekathimerini.com/199945/article…

Jul 26, 2015

RT @JEyal_RUSI: Chavez & Maduro have repeated the communist trick of transforming a prosperous nation into dust econ.st/1GGuhFB via…

Jul 26, 2015

RT @paulwaugh: Asked if he's a Marxist, Corbyn:"that's a quite interesting question. We all owe something to him" #marr

Jul 25, 2015

RT @Hugodixon: Only Spanish leader with positive rating is Albert Rivera, Ciudadanos boss twitter.com/YanniKouts/sta…

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