euro

Migration is complicated. Don’t pretend it’s not

9 September 2017 9:00 am

I expect you’ve already noticed it, but in case you’ve been living in a cave or an economics faculty for…

Whether or not Britain leaves, the EU must change or fall apart

20 February 2016 9:00 am

David Cameron’s attempt to renegotiate Britain’s EU membership has served as a powerful reminder of the case for leaving. The…

Please come on holiday to poor, broken Greece. It needs you

18 July 2015 9:00 am

At the weekend, I tried — and failed — to get some money out of an empty cashpoint near Omonia…

Charles Moore’s Notes: Why the Greek No is a great moment for socialism

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Even if everything goes wronger still, the Greek No vote is a great victory for the left. Until now, the…

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Greeks just want to keep what they’ve got

11 July 2015 9:00 am

We were breakfasting outside on the morning of the Greek referendum. The result could only be guessed at and all…

George Osborne meets former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis (Photo: Getty)

A Budget to show how it should be done – as the Greeks show how it shouldn't

11 July 2015 9:00 am

George Osborne’s Budget was good politics: not so much in terms of tactical point-scoring, though there was plenty, but in…

Christine Lagarde didn’t create the Greek crisis. But she might not survive it

4 July 2015 9:00 am

The Greek drama took a turn few of us expected last week, when the world thought compromise was imminent. What…

'We need a new word for crisis': the view from Athens

4 July 2015 9:00 am

 Athens On Sunday night, a protest in favour of staying in the euro gathered in Syntagma Square, in front of…

Merkel's crisis is Cameron's opportunity

27 June 2015 9:00 am

For generations, ambitious politicians have dreamed about having the power to run Europe — but as Angela Merkel can attest,…

Greece’s secret weapon: Grexit would hurt Merkel most

27 June 2015 9:00 am

German chancellor Angela Merkel may still be the most formidable politician in Europe, but this week she lost a bit…

Ten myths about Brexit

27 June 2015 9:00 am

  1. Leaving the EU would hurt the UK’s ability to trade with it.   The fearmonger’s favourite argument. But…

Greece should remember the lesson of Black Wednesday

20 June 2015 9:00 am

The campaign to keep Greece in the euro has resulted in five years of groundhog days. The unfortunate country seems…

Portrait of the week

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Home Talha Asmal, aged 17, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, died in a suicide bomb attack on forces near an oil…

Why Yanis Varoufakis is my politician of the year

9 May 2015 9:00 am

After the heat of battle: the accolades, the recriminations, the telling of history by the victors. It’s six months early…

Zac Goldsmith: How my dad saved Britain

28 February 2015 9:00 am

In recent weeks Ed Balls has been offering a new reason to vote Labour: it was his party, he says,…

Why Switzerland should have listened to Hong Kong on currency pegs

24 January 2015 9:00 am

The Swiss National Bank usually ticks away as quietly as one of its nation’s more expensive timepieces, but when the…

The subversive wonders of Kilkenomics – where economics meets stand-up

15 November 2014 9:00 am

‘What is a Minsky moment, anyway?’ asks Gerry Stembridge, an Irish satirist. ‘I’ve been reading about them in the papers…

The Spectator's Notes: Max Clifford's conviction vindicates juries. But so did the acquittals

3 May 2014 9:00 am

The conviction of Max Clifford for indecent assaults feels like a vindication of the jury system, as did the acquittal…

Matthew Parris: Logically, bitcoin fans should love the euro. Why don't they?

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Bitcoins have been in the news, after a story about an unfortunate fellow who jettisoned his computer’s hard drive that…

Merkel will win - because my fellow Germans dare not speak of national self interest

21 September 2013 9:00 am

When Germany goes to the polls this weekend the question is not ‘Who will win?’ but ‘With whom will Chancellor…