Oliver Marc Hartwich

Why Greece is back in crisis mode

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It was only a matter of time before Greece’s financial problems resurfaced.

It’s time for Merkel to go

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policy blunders have come at a staggering economic, social and political cost to Germany and the EU.

A mess of Merkel’s own making

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The resurrection of borders, nationalism and political extremism as a result of the refugee crisis could spell the end of the EU as we know it.

The euro has become a zombie currency

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While the euro continues to survive, the broken promises and unconventional policies of the past six years have rendered it a dead currency walking.

The divisions thwarting a united Europe

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The EU’s integration agenda may prove to be its undoing, especially as discontent within the region grows.

The EU’s corruption problem

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Almost three quarters of businesses in EU member states report widespread corruption, yet the issue has received little policy attention to date.

A banking union to pool all risks

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If Brussels gets its way, banks from all eurozone member states will enjoy the same degree of deposit protection. There's just one problem.

Stern words from banking's anti-banker

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A recent speech from Deutsche Bank chief executive John Cryan suggests the banking titan is set for a radical change in its corporate culture.

A fatal threat to the European project

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The fallout from the terror attacks in Paris will have serious strategic, geopolitical and economic consequences for an already besieged EU.

Why policymakers should watch the Swiss

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In many ways, Switzerland is the antithesis of the European Union and a constant provocation to it.

It's the end of the EU as we knew it

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The refugee crisis has triggered a fundamental shift of power within the EU, which has seen a total weakening of Merkel's Germany.

The growing cost of Europe's welfare trap

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An influx of refugees may reduce the age of Europe's population age, but it could well turn out to be a drain on the region's social safety net.

The migrant crisis threatens to topple Merkel

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Angela Merkel's mishandling of the migrant crisis has resulted in an erosion of her once-bulletproof popularity, with direct consequences for her party's fortunes.

Britain’s localist revolution

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The idea of devolving power from the federal government to local authorities was once ridiculed, but is now gaining traction among politicians.

The opposite of Greece

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The result of the Portuguese election suggests tough reforms and fiscal austerity can eventually pay off -- politically and economically.

Lifting the hood on Germany's crony capitalism

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Car manufacturing is Germany's most important industry so it's little wonder that the big auto firms knew how to pull political strings.

The fallout from the Volkswagen fiasco

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The Volkswagen scandal isn't just a corporate disaster for the automotive company – it's damaging for Germany's reputation.

The EU is falling apart

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Amid the refugee crisis and ongoing debt drama, this year has seen the re-emergence of the nation-state in Europe, which will have big implications for the region's future.

Europe's refugee crisis could undo the EU

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The refugee crisis could prove to be the EU's make-or-break moment.

The roots of Europe's decline

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The eurozone's troubled foundations are at the heart of its current malaise.

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