Chief European Commentator, The Wall Street Journal. Britisher. Where there is discord, may I bring harmony.

Greek rescue needs to be long-term

wsj.com — In the next few days, it will become clear whether there is any realistic prospect of Greece remaining within the eurozone. After two wasted months, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appears finally to have conceded that his quest for blank checks was futile.

Tsipras has only one option to avert disaster - become a capitalist

thetimes.co.uk — In the next few days, it will become clear whether there is any realistic prospect of Greece remaining within the eurozone. After two wasted months, Alexis Tsipras, the prime minister, appears finally to have conceded that his quest for blank cheques was futile.

The chancellor has done nothing to address the UK’s vulnerabilities

thetimes.co.uk — George Osborne took office promising to be a fiscal conservative and a monetary activist. His record as chancellor suggests that he managed to live up to only half that promise. In his last budget before the general election in May, he confirmed he will borrow £90 billion this tax year, a far cry from the £37 billion target he set out for this year in his first budget in 2010.

U.K.’s Osborne, the Very Height of Monetary Activism

wsj.com — George Osborne took office promising to be a fiscal conservative and a monetary activist. His record as U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer suggests that he only managed to live up to half that promise.

Greek crisis tests ECB’s credibility

wsj.com — When the eurozone decided in 2012 to create a banking union, it did so largely because other ideas for deepening economic integration seemed too contentious. Ceding sovereignty over national banking systems was an easier political sell than, for example, handing Brussels new powers to borrow and spend.

Time is running out for Greece to avoid stumbling into the abyss

thetimes.co.uk — Alexis Tsipras is leading Greece to disaster - and he has just days to pull the country back from the brink. It is three months since he forced a snap election and six weeks since he became prime minister. In that time, the Greek economy has nosedived.

Clock Is Ticking Down on a Greek Solution

wsj.com — Alexis Tsipras risks leading Greece to disaster-and he has just days to pull the country back from the brink. It is three months since Mr. Tsipras forced a snap election and six weeks since he became prime minister. In that time, the Greek economy has nose-dived.

U.K. Election Promises Bumpy Ride for Investors

wsj.com — The markets discovered with Greece how quickly in today's febrile European political environment a tail risk can materialize into a threat to economic stability. Now they face a new test in the U.K. which in less than two months will hold an election that offers investors few good outcomes and the potential for some very bad ones.

Greece Not Such a Drag for Eurozone

wsj.com — After weeks of brinkmanship between Greece and the eurozone, one might think the outlook for Europe was bleak. Since the election of a radical leftist-led government in Athens in January, a breakup of the supposedly irreversible single currency has looked more likely than ever.

Tsipras Can Expect More Humble Pie

wsj.com — Greece's membership of the eurozone looked less precarious by the end of last week than it did at the beginning-but it still hangs in the balance. Faced with escalating bank runs and rapidly deteriorating public finances, Athens finally bowed to the inevitable and did what it had vowed not to do: request an extension to the country's current bailout program-and commit in good faith to complete it.
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Mar 27, 2015

RT @yanisvaroufakis: Every time the negotiations heat up, some new rumour of my resignation, demise etc. springs up. Somewhat amusing...

Mar 27, 2015

RT @PhillipaLJ: ECB employees (with 6 wks holiday and access to an elite school for the kids) are complaining of burnout on.wsj.com/1HR3Key

Mar 27, 2015

RT @Schuldensuehner: Money for nothing: #Italy sold 6mth debt for 0.04% in auction today, lowest in history. In 1980s they had to pay 20%. pic.twitter.com/ndRPEZQPiT

Mar 27, 2015

RT @OpenEurope: The Greek government strongly denies the rumours that Greek Finance Minister #Varoufakis resigned (@RANsquawk)

Mar 27, 2015

RT @fwred: French households confidence 'purchasing opportunity' highest since 2007. Big boost to disposable income this year. pic.twitter.com/iZk7dXnIk8

Mar 26, 2015

@yanpal7 I merely report what he said, tho I note Osborne said last week that Grexit was biggest risk to UK economy

Mar 26, 2015

RT @ManosGiakoumis: €80 mln from the €350 mln cash reserves of the Attica Prefecture to be transferred 2 special account w/ BoG (via @tovimagr) #Greece #economy

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