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

Europe braces for messy Greek endgame

marketwatch.com — It's still possible that Greece can remain in the eurozone - though that is no longer the base case for many policy makers. At the very least, most fear the situation is going to get much, worse before it gets any better.

Europe Braces for Messy Greek Endgame

wsj.com — It's still possible that Greece can remain in the eurozone-though that is no longer the base case for many policy makers. At the very least, most fear the situation is going to get much, worse before it gets any better.

Eurozone QE appears to be working better than we ever dared to hope

thetimes.co.uk — Not so long ago, European Central Bank officials were adamant that quantitative easing wasn't the answer to the eurozone's problems. The US and UK started their government bond buying programmes when yields were high, they said, but European government bond yields were already low and unlikely to fall much further.

Suddenly, QE becomes flavor of the month for the eurozone

wsj.com — Not so long ago, European Central Bank officials were adamant that quantitative easing wasn't the answer to the eurozone's problems. The U.S. and U.K. started their government bond-buying programs when yields were high, they said, but European government bond yields were already low and unlikely to fall much further.

Eurozone methods called to account

wsj.com — G Greece's new government may not have achieved much in its first two months, but it did succeed last week in establishing a parliamentary inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the country's bankruptcy. Oddly, this inquiry will only be allowed to investigate decisions taken since October 2009 following the election that brought George Papandreou's Pasok government to office.

Silence today brings the threat of accidental European exit tomorrow

thetimes.co.uk — Europe looks destined to be the dog that doesn't bark in the general election, despite the best efforts of the Labour party and its former leader Tony Blair to push it up the agenda. Other things being equal, Labour might have expected its refusal to promise a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union to have been a vote-winner among business and City folk.

A European bypass for the U.K.’s electorate

wsj.com — Europe looks destined to be the dog that doesn't bark in the U.K. election-despite the best efforts of the Labour Party and its former leader Tony Blair to push it up the agenda. Other things being equal, Labour might have expected its refusal to promise a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union to have been a vote winner among business and City folk.

Hungarian Central Banker Sees Scope for Further Monetary Easing

wsj.com — BUDAPEST-Hungary has room to cut its interest rates even more from 1.95%, the lowest on record, because of falling consumer prices and a recent conversion of foreign-currency loans into forints, which has reduced the vulnerability of households, a central banker said.

Eurozone recovery still leaves furrow on German brows

wsj.com — Behind every silver lining there's always a cloud. The eurozone is only a few months into a recovery that has taken most people by surprise. Growth across the currency union is now widely forecast to be at least 1.5% this year with former crisis countries such as Ireland, Spain and Portugal leading the way.

German economy is not so much overheating as running very hot

thetimes.co.uk — Around every silver lining there's always a cloud. The eurozone is only a few months into a recovery that has taken most people by surprise. Growth across the currency union is widely forecast to be at least 1.5 per cent this year with former crisis countries such as Ireland, Spain and Portugal leading the way.
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Apr 21, 2015

Handy guide to some of the key figures in Greek government. Interesting bunch. ft.com/cms/s/0/f00dfb…

Apr 21, 2015

RT @ReutersJamie: Greek banking stocks fall to record low, -4% today and -50% since late Feb as #Grexit fears mount: pic.twitter.com/KSGxowuwfq

Apr 20, 2015

@Pierre_Proudhon original plan was early release for Xiros, now house arrest. Both very definitely out of prison.

Apr 20, 2015

Must read on Syriza's links to extremists and efforts to let mass-murdering terrorists out of prison. Shocking. twitter.com/mmqwalker/stat…

Apr 20, 2015

A month after anarchists demanded release of N17 terrorist, Syriza passed law allowing him to serve sentence at home. breitbart.com/national-secur…

Apr 20, 2015

US Ambassador says Greek decision to release a mass-murdering, US diplomat-killing terrorist is "a hostile action". (Via @GreekAnalyst)

Apr 20, 2015

@Prodactiv aren't you forgetting one? Many people across EU disgusted to see ANEL in government.

Apr 20, 2015

RT @RichardBarley1: Something strange is happening. The 10-yr Bund yield isn't falling.

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