01 May 2021
Here is my guide on how to misread the German constitutional court.
25 April 2021
The Suwalki gap along the Polish-Lithuanian border constitutes a source of potential military conflict.
16 April 2021
Apart from a short-lived disruption of trade flows Brexit has been a macroeconomic non-event.
10 April 2021
The real scandal is not sofagate, but a feckless foreign policy.
27 March 2021
By allowing English to become its lingua franca, the EU has lost control of the narrative. Time for some changes.
20 March 2021
The crisis of Europe is not one of integration, but of co-ordination.
13 March 2021
The EU puts too much emphasis on climate targets, and not enough on investments.
06 March 2021
The pandemic has exposed two German myths: of competency and superiority.
28 February 2021
The row between Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon could derail Scottish independence. The politics of independence is more finely balanced than opinion polls currently suggest.
20 February 2021
What happened in Germany last week is that people started to treat vaccines as a private good. They want this one, not the other one.
12 February 2021
Bitcoin will not replace existing money, but it will constrain the scope of governments and central banks.
07 February 2021
Mario Draghi constitutes an irresistible proposition for Italians. But not for long.
29 January 2021
The European Union used to do a few things well. Now it does a lot of things badly.
23 January 2021
With its disastrous vaccine procurement policy, the EU committed the ultimate mistake: it has given people a rational reason to oppose European integration.
17 January 2021
Europe needs a CDU leader who is not beholden to a 20th century industrial model. Armin Laschet, the new CDU chairman, is not that man.
08 January 2021
Europeans often confuse strategic goals with commercial gain. Maximising your trade surplus is not a strategy.
02 January 2021
The UK needs to move on from Brexit. But so does the EU.
19 December 2020
Inflation forecasts won't get any better, but what will change this decade is inflation itself: a secular shift lies ahead
12 December 2020
Last week will not remembered as the great diplomatic triumph for Angela Merkel, but as the great sell-out
29 November 2020
With variable geometry there would have been no eurozone crisis and no Brexit. The eurozone needs to integrate more, the EU less.
21 November 2020
The best way to defeat Viktor Orbán and Mateusz Morawiecki is through enhanced co-operation. Otherwise, they defeat us.
15 November 2020
Forget about the level playing field. There are bigger issues at stake in the EU/UK relationship.
06 November 2020
Economic forecasts, epidemiological projections and opinion polling are wrong and biased. A bad combination.
01 November 2020
The last thing the Europeans should do after a Biden victory is trying to revert to the comforts of the old relationship.
26 October 2020
It's quite possible that Europe is celebrating the wrong Hamilton moment. The real one remains as elusive as ever.