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End the Call for a Centralized Eurozone

nytimes.com — The Greek crisis has given new life to the superficial argument that the eurozone isn't working because its monetary union hasn't been accompanied by fiscal and political union. President François Hollande of France has called for a eurozone government, with its own budget, which would be accountable to the people via a new eurozone parliament.
Aug 02, 2015

Political union isn't answer to eurozone woes. Market-based solutions are. My @nytimes column nyti.ms/1KJ7mBu

There's a ray of hope that Greece can cure itself of the rat poison of austerity

telegraph.co.uk — Given all this, why is there any basis for hope? Even though Mr Tsipras did agree a last-minute deal, doesn't that simply involve more austerity? Isn't it just a matter of time before Greece is kicked out of the euro, as Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany's powerful finance minister, wants? Well, not quite.
Jul 29, 2015

"Have I stumbled upon Guardian by mistake? A measured, constructive, forward looking article about €zone" @telegraph disq.us/8o4jna

Jul 29, 2015

Why Greece can, and probably will, stay in euro. My @telegraph column. Warning British eurosceptics won't like it. telegraph.co.uk/finance/econom…

The optimist’s guide to Greece

blogs.reuters.com — There are so many ways things could go wrong in Greece that it's easy to miss how things could also go right. The good scenario involves the ECB buying up Greek bonds, the lifting of capital controls and a deal on debt relief - all by year-end.

Hugo Dixon: The optimist’s guide to Greece

breakingviews.com — There are so many ways things could go wrong in Greece that it's easy to miss how things could also go right. The good scenario involves the ECB buying up Greek bonds, the lifting of capital controls and a deal on debt relief - all by year-end.
Jul 27, 2015

The optimist's guide to Greece - how things could go right. My @breakingviews column reut.rs/1gYWMtA pic.twitter.com/6h5nq3tcrs

Jul 27, 2015

RT @Hugodixon: The optimist's guide to Greece - how things could go right. My @breakingviews column reut.rs/1gYWMtA pic.twitter.com/6h5nq3tcrs

Jul 27, 2015

RT @Hugodixon: The optimist's guide to Greece - how things could go right. My @breakingviews column reut.rs/1gYWMtA pic.twitter.com/6h5nq3tcrs

Jul 27, 2015

If Tsipras implements deal, there's way for Greece to exit misery. My @breakingviews column reut.rs/1gYWMtA pic.twitter.com/tchShRrn8g

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Mario Draghi is having a good war

blogs.reuters.com — Central bankers sometimes distinguish between peacetime, when economies are running relatively normally, and war, when there is a financial crisis. Mario Draghi is having a good war. The European Central Bank president has done almost everything he can to keep Greece in the euro without breaking his organisation's rules.

Hugo Dixon: Mario Draghi is having a good war

breakingviews.com — Central bankers sometimes distinguish between peacetime, when economies are running relatively normally, and war, when there is a financial crisis. Mario Draghi is having a good war. The European Central Bank president has done almost everything he can to keep Greece in the euro without breaking his organisation's rules.
Jul 20, 2015

Agree, tho Feb 4 call does look like a muscular creditor move to me>> @HugoDixon Mario Draghi is having a good war breakingviews.com/hugo-dixon-mar…

Jul 20, 2015

Did ECB provoke bank run to bring Tsipras to heel? Or did it let Greeks get away with murder? My @breakingviews piece reut.rs/1SwLisD

Jul 20, 2015

RT @Breakingviews: Hawks vs doves: When it comes to Greece, Draghi has the balance just about right reut.rs/1HKCvy8 @Hugodixon pic.twitter.com/uQ7r9ovcoh

Jul 20, 2015

Draghi has been accused of being both too harsh and too lax on Greece. He's got it about right. My column reut.rs/1HKCvy8

Jul 22, 2015

RT @Hugodixon: Draghi has been accused of being both too harsh and too lax on Greece. He's got it about right. My column reut.rs/1HKCvy8

A Tightrope for Europe’s Central Bank Chief

nytimes.com — Central bankers sometimes distinguish between peacetime, when economies are running relatively normally, and war, when there is a financial crisis. Mario Draghi is having a good war. Mr. Draghi, the European Central Bank president, has done almost everything he can to keep Greece in the euro without breaking his organization's rules.
Jul 19, 2015

Mario Draghi is having a good war. The ECB has been striking the right balance on Greece. My @nytimes column nyti.ms/1Lk87AT

Jul 19, 2015

RT @Hugodixon: Mario Draghi is having a good war. The ECB has been striking the right balance on Greece. My @nytimes column nyti.ms/1Lk87AT

Hugo Dixon: Greek PM shouldn't waste crisis

breakingviews.com — Now that Alexis Tsipras' Syriza party is splitting, he can form a credible and stable new government. That could put relations with Greece's creditors onto a constructive footing and turn the economy around. If Tsipras squanders the chance, the country will be doomed to failure.
Jul 15, 2015

Tsipras mustn't waste the crisis. Priority is create credible & stable government. My latest @breakingviews column reut.rs/1I2UEed

Jul 15, 2015

RT @Hugodixon: Tsipras mustn't waste the crisis. Priority is create credible & stable government. My latest @breakingviews column http://t.…

Greek deal leaves bitter aftertaste

blogs.reuters.com — Berlin was right to point out that Athens had lost Europe's trust. But by pushing the Greeks so hard, Germany is also losing Europe's trust. The summit's eventual outcome is reasonably fair if tough. But both leaders, Merkel and Tsipras, need to work hard to rebuild trust.

Hugo Dixon: Greek deal leaves bitter aftertaste

breakingviews.com — Berlin was right to point out that Athens had lost Europe's trust. But by pushing the Greeks so hard, Germany is also losing Europe's trust. The summit's eventual outcome is reasonably fair if tough. But both leaders, Merkel and Tsipras, need to work hard to rebuild trust.
Jul 13, 2015

Greece's deal is tough but fair. Now needs new govt to implement it. My @Breakingviews column tiny.cc/xk8j0x pic.twitter.com/fjy1vYFVVl

Jul 13, 2015

4 I'm one of few who think Greek deal is reasonable albeit tough & containing dangers My column (now free) tiny.cc/xk8j0x

Jul 13, 2015

RT @Hugodixon: 4 I'm one of few who think Greek deal is reasonable albeit tough & containing dangers My column (now free) http://t.co/OvQ9Z…

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Aug 02, 2015

Political union isn't answer to eurozone woes. Market-based solutions are. My @nytimes column nyti.ms/1KJ7mBu

Aug 02, 2015

RT @YanniKouts: #Greece PublicOrderMin Panousis says Varoufakis is suspect for high treason ~@tovimagr

Aug 02, 2015

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Aug 02, 2015

All too worrying scenario of how Labour's growing euroscepticism could lead to Brexit by @DenisMacShane huff.to/1UbGVpE

Aug 01, 2015

3 @JeffDSachs says year-after-year creditors forecast growth for Greece but not delivered. But in 2014 Greece grew.

Aug 01, 2015

2 Not all bailout money went to German and French banks. Quite a bit went to plug Greek primary deficit @JeffDSachs

Aug 01, 2015

1 @JeffDSachs basically right on Greece but get 3 things wrong: Grexit fear not"largely" down to Schaeuble huff.to/1U3R2wG

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