Author of The IN/OUT Question. Editor-at-large, Reuters. Founder Breakingviews. Passionate about freedom and responsibility.

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.

Plor per la terra estimada

elperiodico.cat — Dilluns, 10 de novembre del 2014 AEspanya se la presenta en altres països de la zona euro com a exemple dels beneficis de les reformes estructurals. És així, fins a cert punt.

Hugo Dixon: Spain is a troubled country

trust.org — (Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Hugo Dixon LONDON, Nov 10 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Spain has been held up to other euro zone countries as an example of the benefits of structural reform. That's fair enough, up to a point.

Spain's Problems Leave Parties at a Loss

nytimes.com — Spain has been held up to other eurozone countries as an example of the benefits of structural reform. That is fair enough, up to a point. The conservative government's bank rescues and labor overhauls have stabilized the financial system and improved competitiveness.

Hugo Dixon: Spain is a troubled country

breakingviews.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.

Don’t say quotas

neweuropeans.net — David Cameron may be on the verge of making an historic error. The UK prime minister is considering an annual cap on the number of citizens of other EU states legally entitled to work in the UK. This would contravene a fundamental principle of the EU and force Cameron to campaign to quit the EU.

Hugo Dixon: Cameron mustn’t say “quotas”

breakingviews.com — The UK prime minister is agonising over whether to impose quotas on EU immigrants. But it wouldn't be possible to do this without quitting the 28-country bloc. Allies at home and abroad should put pressure on Cameron not to make such a move. They need to act fast.

Immigration Issue Pushes Cameron Into a Corner

nytimes.com — David Cameron is on the verge of making a historic error. The Sunday Times says the British prime minister has already decided to set an annual cap on the number of Continental Europeans who are legally entitled to work in the country.
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Nov 24, 2014

Don't agree with @EuroBriefing that unilateral write-off of Greece's debt, as Syriza proposes, is good either. Better to negotiate relief

Nov 24, 2014

With Spanish yields below 2%, can't agree with @EuroBriefing that Podemos is right to call for Spain to write off some of its debts

Nov 24, 2014

RT @pierrebri: Fixing the economy won't be enough to fight populism, @HugoDixon says. Time to remember public integrity matters too: breakingviews.com/hugo-dixon-wha…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @koenvenekamp: 'A specter is haunting Europe, the specter of populism'. @Hugodixon addresses Europe's populism @nytimes. pic.twitter.com/4STOUXvK8o

Nov 24, 2014

RT @Breakingviews: A spectre is haunting Europe - the spectre of populism. But what to do about it? Read @Hugodixon's latest: reut.rs/1zR23XJ

Nov 24, 2014

Important article by Darling: A bad deal on devolved tax will turn the UK into a new eurozone: on.ft.com/1vCfPzE

Nov 23, 2014

@GawainTowler @AStuttaford @dmardiste @nytimes likely trade would continue but it would not be as free as at present. Read my book if u like

Nov 23, 2014

@AStuttaford @dmardiste @nytimes I stand by those words, but I also think counterarguments based on "not necessarily" are extremely weak

Nov 23, 2014

A spectre is haunting Europe, the spectre of populism. My latest column via @nytimes nyti.ms/1C0oIpp

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