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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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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.

The 'Demerging' Greek Economy

bloombergview.com — Greece may need a category of its own as it struggles with unmanageable debt and the prospect of falling out of the euro: That of a "demerging" economy. The idea of emerging economies -- formerly poor, badly run and closed markets that open up and reform to produce rapid catch-up growth -- is well-known.

Greek Referendum Is More Con Than Democracy

bloombergview.com — The Greek parliament has approved a referendum to decide whether to accept the latest bailout terms offered by the country's creditors. It will come too late and ask the wrong question.

Champion: How to tell an immigrant from a refugee

hamptonroads.com — What's the difference between a refugee and an economic migrant? It's an important question, because the distinction has become central to an asylum system that developed nations use to control immigration flows. Yet in many ways it makes no sense.

Who Counts as a Refugee?

bloombergview.com — What's the difference between a refugee and an economic migrant? It's an important question, because the distinction has become central to an asylum system that developed nations use to control immigration flows. Yet in many ways it makes no sense. Every year, the U.K.

One Camp's Role in the Global Refugee Crisis

bloombergview.com — Outside Calais yesterday, police directed trucks and cars off the highway and onto a 60-mile detour across the French countryside. You could smell the burning tires that striking ferry workers had used to block the road ahead.

Greece's Punishing Deal

bloombergview.com — On Monday, the Greek government put before its euro-area partners (I use the term loosely) the first serious proposal for a deal on renewing its aid package since coming to power in January.

Waterloo Shows Why the Brits Need Europe

bloombergview.com — Thursday marks the 200th anniversary of Waterloo. It was a fascinating battle not just because it meant the end of Napoleon Bonaparte, but also because no single nation won it. It also has something useful to say as the U.K. draws lines of engagement ahead of a referendum on whether or not to leave the European Union.

Tsipras Isn't on the Side of Democracy

bloombergview.com — Recently, I asked whether the Greek government actually wants to strike a deal on its debt, or if its increasingly erratic approach to negotiations might reflect a determination to ensure that Greeks blame their creditors, not their government, for a coming meltdown. The answer to that looks more affirmative by the day.

Political Agenda Behind Greece's Wild Swings

bloombergview.com — This late in the game, it's worth considering whether the Greek government actually wants to reach a deal with its creditors. These negotiations have been going so badly, for so long and with so little progress that "What are the Greeks playing at?" has become a frequent question.
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Jul 03, 2015

Uh oh: Greeks Split Down Middle Before Bailout Referendum: Bloomberg Poll bloom.bg/1JBphcS via @business

Jul 02, 2015

@endeavoringE I thought this follow-on piece on Greek 'demerging' might be of interest to you: bv.ms/1NzsozS

Jul 02, 2015

@AchimMuellers Hello: Thought this follow-on pice on Greek 'demergin' 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

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

Jul 02, 2015

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

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

Nice one again from @bershidsky on how #Tsipras runs #Greece like a giant student protest @Bershidsky bv.ms/1emep4K via @BV



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