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Greece still several steps from chaos

blogs.reuters.com — Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own. Greece is still several steps from chaos. Athens has entered a period of political instability, which could lead to an election won by Syriza. This radical left group's policies might prompt Greece's exit from the euro if fully implemented.

Greece Is Not Headed for the Door Just Yet

nytimes.com — Greece is still several steps from chaos. Athens has entered a period of political instability that will probably lead to an election won by Syriza. This radical left group's policies could prompt Greece's exit from the euro, the so-called Grexit, if fully implemented. But for this to happen, a series of unfortunate circumstances would have to prevail.

What to do about populism?

blogs.reuters.com — Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own. A spectre is haunting Europe - the spectre of populism. In Britain, France, Italy and Spain - and in smaller countries such as Greece - the old political order is facing challenges from populist movements, whether of the right or the left.

Hugo Dixon: Can we have a good life without growth?

breakingviews.com — Is the good life possible without economic growth? Merely raising the question challenges the conventional contemporary wisdom that a society's prime goal should be to boost its income continually. But it is one that the West, especially Western Europe, may have to confront.

Growth vs. What Really Makes Life Good

nytimes.com — Can people have a good life without economic growth? Merely raising the question challenges the conventional wisdom that a society's prime goal should be to increase its income. But it is one that the West, especially Western Europe, may have to confront. Europe is not just suffering the aftereffects of a nasty cyclical downturn.

Hugo Dixon: Cameron pulls back from EU brink

breakingviews.com — A month ago, the UK prime minister was close to advocating quotas on EU migrants. That would have sharply increased the risk of a "Brexit." But when Cameron actually made his speech, the focus was on stopping migrants getting access to benefits - a policy which looks deliverable.

Cameron Pulls Back From the Brink

nytimes.com — David Cameron has pulled back from the brink. A month ago, the prime minister of the United Kingdom was close to advocating quotas on migrants from the European Union. Such a policy would have been undeliverable, as it would have meant flouting one of the European Union's core principles - the free movement of people.

Hugo Dixon: What to do about populism?

breakingviews.com — A spectre is haunting Europe - the spectre of populism. In Britain, France, Italy and Spain - and in smaller countries such as Greece - the old political order is facing challenges from populist movements, whether of the right or the left.

Populists Challenge European Political Order

nytimes.com — A specter is haunting Europe, the specter of populism. The old political order of Britain, France, Italy and Spain - not to mention smaller countries such as Greece - is facing challenges from populist movements, of the right and the left. Of the major European Union economies, only Germany is largely untouched.

Spain is a troubled country

blogs.reuters.com — Reform has ground to a halt, unemployment is way too high, corruption scandals are popping out of the woodwork, many Catalans want independence, and a new left-wing populist party is leading in the opinion polls. The traditional political class is at a loss over what to do.
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Dec 17, 2014

Η Ελλάδα απέχει ακόμη αρκετά βήματα από το χάος - το κομμάτι μου kathimerini.gr/796095

Dec 17, 2014

Will be on Share Radio (UK) discussing Greece in just over five minutes

Dec 16, 2014

Turkish court drops high-profile corruption investigation: on.ft.com/1GM7Akp #FT

Dec 16, 2014

Russia is heading into an economic storm with no captain: on.ft.com/1GMlSS4 #FT

Dec 15, 2014

RT @CER_Grant: Good analysis of the situation in Greece from @Hugodixon: Grexit still not likely. nytimes.com/2014/12/15/bus…

Dec 15, 2014

Serves Putin right. Moscow lifts interest rates to 17%: on.ft.com/1wayst3 #FT

Dec 15, 2014

RT @MoisesNaim: Moscow equities down 11%, rouble plunged 13%. This means that a 1/4 of the $ value of listed Russian cos.vanished today! Via Ken Courtis

Dec 15, 2014

RT @jsphctrl: Emergency rate hike by Russian central bank - from 10.5% to 17% on key rate. That is not a typo cbr.ru/press/pr.aspx?…

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