A bank manager tries to calm pensioners down. Photo: Getty
Don't punish the Greeks for the current crisis – they shoulder the heaviest burden
By Vicky Pryce - 01 July 11:40

It's hard to imagine many other countries putting up with a 25 per cent decline in GDP, a 26 per cent unemployment rate and 35 per cent salary cuts without a revolution and a public lynching of their elected officials.

A pensioner waits to draw his pension outside a closed branch of the National Bank. Photo: Getty
A view from Athens: why I believe there will be no exit for Greece
By Evel Economakis - 29 June 12:08

While queueing at a cash point after hardly any sleep amid last night's drama, the Athens-based teacher Evel Economakis still believes his country will hang on in the eurozone.

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras(L), his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi (C) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo: Getty
A view from Athens: is a “backflip” by Syriza in the Greek debt crisis negotiations inevitable?
By Evel Economakis - 26 June 12:36

Is Syriza simply looking to take Greece from a deal-making cliffhanger to plain-sailing for the middle classes who had stability and prospects before the crash?

Yanis Varoufakis sitting on the floor looking tired. Photo: Getty
A view from Athens: we're further from Grexit than the fearmongers would have you think
By Evel Economakis - 18 June 16:07

Sources in Syriza's leftwing faction say that the stakes are nowhere near as high as those involved in the debt crisis negotiations suggest.

Austerity for one, austerity for all: The Signing of Peace in the Hall of Mirrors, Versailles, 28th June 1919 by William Orpen (1919). Photo: IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON/BRIDGEMAN IMAGES
Amartya Sen: The economic consequences of austerity
By Amartya Sen - 04 June 16:33

The judgements of our financial and political leaders are breathtakingly narrow. Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen considers the alternatives.

Members of Keep Britain Out of the Common Market protest outside Chequers in 1967. Photo: Ann Ward/Rex
From the archive: J B Priestley on why Britain would be better off out of the Common Market
By J B Priestley - 16 April 14:54

Britain is not a super-ICI but the home of the British people.

Acknowledging over-optimism: Christine Lagarde, MD of the IMF at a CNN debate in Washington DC. Photo: Getty
The “New Mediocre” – and why the eurozone may be sliding back into recession
By Felix Martin - 23 October 10:00

Something seems to have gone structurally wrong with all of the advanced economies: their ailment is chronic, not acute.

Putin is in international disgrace - the west must make him feel it
Any financial loss to Britain mustn’t obscure the aim of sanctions on Russia
By Robert Macquarie - 04 August 13:19

The cost of recent economic sanctions will be felt in the west, but it’s a cost we can – and should – withstand. 

Kiev.
Investors hesitate as Ukraine teeters on the precipice
By Elizabeth Stephens - 26 February 10:55

In recent days Ukrainian bonds suffered the worst selloff on record and the stock index fell 2.8 per cent

New Statesman
European impasse
By Margarida Madaleno - 24 August 17:38

The EU should channel its funds towards more productive ends

Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan on Europe
By Alex Hern - 15 August 9:23

Compared to Ryan's budgets, Cameron's coalition looks positively profligate.

José Manuel Barroso: Why is Britain so closed to the EU?
By David Miliband - 12 July 10:54

Britain will be reduced to the role of a “Norway or Switzerland” in Europe if Eurosceptics push us into leaving the EU, warns the president of the European Commission, talking to David Miliband.

A euro lies on a European flag
To rescue Europe, our leaders need a new sense of resolve
By Jean Pisani-Ferry - 11 July 16:00

Our limited resources won't stretch far without determination.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Angela Merkel’s mania for austerity is destroying Europe, says Mehdi Hasan
By Mehdi Hasan - 20 June 18:00

The German Chancellor is terminating growth and pushing us towards a new Depression.

Merkel speaking in the Bundestag
Leader: It is time for Chancellor Merkel to intervene to save Europe
By New Statesman - 20 June 17:35

For more than two years, Europe’s leaders have delayed and prevaricated as the survival of the single currency has grown ever less certain. “If the euro fails, then Europe fails,” the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said, implying an unconditional commitment to the single currency.

Francois Hollande, France's President-elect
What Hollande should do now
By Andrew Graham - 10 May 16:59

How the new French president can oblige the Germans to play their part in Europe's growth strategy.