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Marc Champion's Biography

I'm a member of the editorial board at Bloomberg View, which I joined in early 2012. Before that I was at the Wall Street Journal for 12 years, in London covering European politics, diplomacy and security; then in Brussels as deputy bureau chief for the Brussels and Germany bureaus, editing the reporters and writing about Eastern Europe; and then as bureau chief in Istanbul in 2011/12. Before joining ...

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Syria's Refugees Need Schools

bloombergview.com — Sometimes, you meet an idealist. Fouad Sheikh Asana, a teacher and former school inspector from Aleppo, Syria, doesn't think of himself as one, which makes him the best kind. His extraordinary story made me think in a different way about the refugee crisis that we in the developed world are doing our level best to ignore.
Jul 20, 2015

.@marcchampion1 looks at the long-term consequences of not educating a generation of Syrian refugees. bv.ms/1Kg46KN @BV

Jul 20, 2015

My piece on an extraordiaary Syrian teacher: What hope for #Syria if young refugees return illiterate? bv.ms/1CKufSl via @BV

Five Proposals for Greece and Tsipras

bloombergview.com — In the wake of the Greek parliament's vote to accept the severe terms of a new European bailout, the logical thing would be for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to step down. After all, he may have lost his majority in parliament, and he promoted passage of the bailout while saying it was bad for Greece.

Champion: The best bad deal we could expect with Iran

sltrib.com — Start with the most common criticism, that the deal ensures Iran will get a nuclear weapon. It doesn't. It will, however, make it much harder for Iran to acquire one in the next 10 to 15 years.

The Best Bad Deal on Iran

bloombergview.com — The Iran deal published Tuesday has drawn the expected criticisms. Taken together they add up to something like: a "historic mistake" that ensures Iran will get a nuclear bomb and amounts to " declaring war" on Israel and the Gulf Arab states. It's nowhere near that bad.

Tsipras has 'vandalised' Greek economy

nzherald.co.nz — What has Alexis Tsipras achieved for the Greek people? Monday morning, after 14 hours of talks among the euro area's finance ministers and an additional 17 hours among the group's leaders, the Greek prime minister came away with a much worse deal than the one he just persuaded Greek voters to reject.

Bloomberg Op-ed: Tsipras has vandalized the Greek economy

sltrib.com — The demand that Greece's parliament must, within three days, legislate for measures the government has in the past described as "criminal" and "terrorist" only underscores the degree to which Greece's economic sovereignty has been suspended. No matter what the parliament decides and whether Greece ultimately stays in the euro or leaves, Europe will pay a price down the road for such a vengeful act.

Tsipras Has Vandalized Greece

bloombergview.com — What has Alexis Tsipras achieved for the Greek people? Monday morning, after 14 hours of talks among the euro area's finance ministers and an additional 17 hours among the group's leaders, the Greek prime minister came away with a much worse deal than the one he just persuaded Greek voters to reject.
Jul 13, 2015

No matter if Greece stays or leaves euro, Europe will pay for its vengeful treatment of Tsipras: bv.ms/1HpYfld via @MarcChampion1

Jul 13, 2015

What's happened in #Greece over past year is "a self-inflicted act of economic vandalism," says @MarcChampion1 bv.ms/1HpYfld @BV

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How Not to Measure the Iran Deal

bloombergview.com — As negotiators have gotten closer to a nuclear deal with Iran, the criticism -- like the shouting matches among the diplomats in Vienna this week -- has grown more strident. Yet it remains unconvincing.

Greek Referendum Wasn't What You Think

bloombergview.com — The thumping win for Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Sunday's referendum is being celebrated as a moment of clarity -- by core supporters of Tsipras's Syriza-led government in Athens and by hawks in Europe. But almost all the assumptions on which the two groups make the claim are false.
Jul 06, 2015

RT @BV: The Greek vote should not be celebrated as a moment of clarity, by @MarcChampion1 bloombergview.com/articles/2015-…

Jul 06, 2015

My piece on what the #Greekreferendum doesn't mean (hint, mostly what people claim it does) @MarcChampion1 bv.ms/1LS9gzH via @BV

Jul 06, 2015

RT @BV: The Greek vote should not be celebrated as a moment of clarity, by @MarcChampion1 bloombergview.com/articles/2015-…

Jul 06, 2015

The Greek vote should not be celebrated as a moment of clarity, by @MarcChampion1 bv.ms/1LS9gzH via @BV

Jul 06, 2015

The Greek vote should not be celebrated as a moment of clarity, by @MarcChampion1 bv.ms/1LS9gzH via @BV

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The Question for Greek Voters

bloombergview.com — Yesterday I wrote that we should think of Greece as a "demerging" economy. Some of the comments and questions I received made me realize the argument left an important question open: What is the special weakness of the Greek economy that is causing it to demerge? The short answer is productivity.
Jul 02, 2015

My folo on why #Greece is "demerging": Productivity. Qn for Greeks Sunday: Can Syriza and drachma fix that? bv.ms/1gcUBlx via @BV

Jul 02, 2015

@etuncalp Thought this folo piece on Greek "demerging" might interest you: bv.ms/1NzsozS

Jul 02, 2015

@cenksidar Hi Cenk: thought this folo piece on Greek 'demerging' might be of interest: bv.ms/1NzsozS

Jul 02, 2015

@dimitrichris Thought this folo piece on Greek 'demerging' might be of interest: bv.ms/1NzsozS

Jul 02, 2015

@AchimMuellers Hello: Thought this follow-on pice on Greek 'demergin' might be of interest: bv.ms/1NzsozS

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Jul 20, 2015

My piece on an extraordiaary Syrian teacher: What hope for #Syria if young refugees return illiterate? bv.ms/1CKufSl via @BV

Jul 17, 2015

Interesting interview with EU's Donal Tusk - threat from Greece is political contagion -- on.ft.com/1K9PgFF via @FT

Jul 16, 2015

My piece on why #Greece should hire a Turk to run the economy, and other proposals for #Tsipras, bv.ms/1O8FWCG via @BV

Jul 16, 2015

Now it's up to #Rouhani to win where previous reformers failed, enemy of growth is within: @robinenergy bv.ms/1J1jkVp via @BV

Jul 07, 2015

Interesting counter to the ususal narrative of #Greece bailout only benefiting creditors, from @bershidsky bv.ms/1G4BwH9 via @BV

Jul 06, 2015

This piece on 20th Srebrenica massacre anniversary is good: blkn.st/1QYzbJn via @Balkanist



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