Oliver Marc Hartwich

Europe's never-ending integration madness

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The project of European integration looks to be rapidly disintegrating, yet France and Germany keep calling for more of the same.

Why the EU is hung up on mobile roaming

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The kerfuffle surrounding roaming charges in the eurozone is a convenient distraction from the EU's real problems.

A Pyrrhic victory for Cameron?

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David Cameron won the UK election battle, but the war has only just begun and what lies ahead will test his resolve.

A wild forecast for Britain

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Exit polls place the Conservatives in the lead, but still short of a majority. From here on, strange possibilities arise.

All that glitters is not a golden visa

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International experience suggests that golden visa schemes create more problems than solutions.

Germany's corporate governance problem

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The soap opera surrounding Volkswagen highlights the systemic problems that afflict Germany's corporate culture.

Britain's choice between the devil and the deep blue sea

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The British might think that their economic crisis is over, but the UK's real problems still lie ahead.

Why Germany should leave the eurozone

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It might be politically unfeasible, but there's compelling economic logic to the idea of a German exit.

What the parity party says about Australia and New Zealand

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The New Zealand dollar's surge towards parity with the Aussie should be a reminder that no country can be complacent about the state of its economy.

Bernanke's misguided fix for Germany

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Ben Bernanke's analysis of Germany's exports problem is correct but it yields the wrong conclusions.

Greece is Putin's pawn in a plot to divide the EU

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We're now starting to see the political and security implications of Europe's economic crisis.

Germany's bubble economy is on borrowed time

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The ECB's expansionary policies have benefited Germany in the short run, but it will be in trouble once the central bank starts tapering its monetary stimulus.

Greece's madmen at work

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Greece's politicians are behaving errratically, but it's difficult to determine if there's method to their madness.

John Key should stay out of the rate debate

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The New Zealand Prime Minister might be a currency expert but he's wrong to remark on what action the RBNZ needs to take to lift inflation.

Political armament on planet Juncker

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The EU Commission president has a supreme vision for Europe, including creating a common army, but it ignores political reality.

New Zealand's $US150m Portuguese headache

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The failure of Banco Espírito Santo has sparked a legal feud between New Zealand and Portugal that may have wider repercussions in Europe.

'Constructive ambiguity' will not save Europe

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The deal between Greece and Europe is nothing but a rotten compromise that only prolongs Europe's agony.

The political rookies gambling with Greece’s future

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The Greek Government is hoping its giant gamble with the rest of Europe will pay off, but its bet could have detrimental consequences if it backfires.

When German order met Greek disorder

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As far as economic policymaking is concerned, the Germans don't speak anybody's language.

Syriza's wrong-headed approach to Greece's problems

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The newly elected Greek government vows to solve the country's economic woes by fighting austerity and pushing for debt relief. But it is dealing with the wrong crises.

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