Oliver Marc Hartwich

The roots of Europe's decline

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

The China crisis could trigger fresh euro turmoil

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If the Federal Reserve delays raising rates as a result of China's troubles, the chances of an export-led eurozone recovery will become increasingly remote.

The third Greek bailout package is destined to fail

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Like the two attempts before it, Greece's latest bailout package will fail to stimulate growth and will keep fuelling the delusion that Greece can repay its creditors.

The problem with the centre-left

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Whether in Britain or in the rest of the world, parties of the centre left are in desperate need of a new narrative if they want to win elections again.

Under Merkel, Germany is asleep at the wheel

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Despite being in politics for 25 years, no one knows what Angela Merkel really stands for.

When monetary folly is not enough

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Proposals for closer European fiscal integration are doomed to fail. Instead of binding countries closer together, it could drive them further apart.

Now for the next euro crisis

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When it comes to its next economic crisis, Greece will be the least of the eurozone's worries.

Why Germany is losing the blame game

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The vitriol directed at German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schäuble is deeply misguided and undeserved.

Merkel must face her Waterloo moment

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Angela Merkel's stance on the Greek problem has failed Greece, left Germany exposed to massive liabilities and led the EU into the worst crisis of its history.

The eurozone must stop playing the blame game

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Everyone must acknowledge their role in the escalation of the Greek crisis if there is to be any hope of a resolution.

It's Groundhog Day for Greece

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If history is any guide, a so-called resolution to the ongoing Greek crisis is unlikely to yield any long-term results.

Germany's Greek stance keeps everyone guessing

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Greece's negotiation strategy appears confusing, but even more bewildering is Germany's position on the debt-stricken nation.

Public broadcasting is poor economics

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In the stone-age era of television, the state's involvement in television broadcasting made sense. But it's harder to justify the heavy cost in a time of internet streaming.

After the crisis is before the crisis

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Just as there was never a good economic reason for Greece to join the eurozone, now there is no good reason why it should not leave it.

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.

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