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The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.

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1. How Keynes would solve the eurozone crisis (Financial Times)

An orderly exit from the euro is the best option for Greece, write Marcus Miller and Robert Skidelsky.

2. Starting Over (Times) (£)

With fresh Greek elections now a certainty, Germany and France must work together. This leading article says that both must change their positions.

3. A French President less radical than he seems (Independent)

Differences between Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel are more of style than of substance, says this leading article.

4. If there were global justice, Nato would be in the dock over Libya (Guardian)

Liberia's Charles Taylor has been convicted of war crimes, says Seumas Milne -- so why not the western leaders who escalated Libya's killing?

5. No 10 is taking on the ‘opposition in residence’ (Times) (£)

Ministers say it’s easier dealing with union bosses than permanent secretaries. The Civil Service love affair is over,s ays Alice Thomson.

6. Era of a diminished superpower (Financial Times)

Whatever happens inside the US, its influence will be smaller in the 21st century than it was in the 20th, says Martin Wolf.

7. Minimum alcohol pricing? Blame those vomiting girls (Guardian)

Minimum alcohol pricing results from moral panic, says Tanya Gold. It won't affect David Cameron's problem drinkers.

8. Iran’s leader must choose between enmity and economy (Financial Times)

Despite the limitations of the diplomatic process, there is still much the west can do, writes Ray Takeyh.

Israel needs a one-state solution – with Iran (Times) (£)

Put the Palestinian issue aside, says Amir Taheri. There are more important neighbours to confront.

9. Secret courts would be a licence to cover up (Guardian)

David Davis writes that the British government's argument for secret courts is flawed in both moral and practical terms – and should be resisted.

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