The high price of Europe’s pragmatism

The sustainable solution consists of a more integrated eurozone and a less integrated EU

How to make Brexit manageable

The master plan was as clear on the general direction as it was naive about the technical details

For the UK, this deal is wishful thinking

Britain’s idea is like John Major’s hard ecu: France and Germany are not interested

©Matt Kenyon

Britain must pursue its exit options

Joining the EEA is one solution, or the country could pursue a bilateral trade agreement

Norway option is the UK’s best available

European Economic Area membership is the least economically damaging course for the UK to take

Italy may be the next domino to fall

The country has a decisive referendum in October

Britain left EU long before the exit vote

I am torn between fear of disintegration and hope that Brexit will force the bloc to fix its faults

EU values more important than economics

Many emerging countries have shunned Europe and chosen a finance-based US-style model of capitalism

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, makes a speech on Europe at the offices of Bloomberg in the City of London this morning.
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If Brexit wins out, let UK go in peace

A nation’s wealth rests on its skills and policies — it is hard to see how leaving would change that

Eurozone cannot escape union

The idea of crisis resolution through insurance suffers from an internal contradiction

The real threat to EU lies in the Aegean

In its negotiations with Turkey over the refugee crisis Europe has lost the moral high ground

High cost of Germany’s savings culture

This could tell us that Berlin, perhaps more so than Athens, is unprepared for monetary union

Europe’s grand coalitions boost extremes

The German Social Democrats are paying a heavy price for joining Merkel’s government

The revenge of globalisation’s losers

Its failure in the west is down to democracies’ inability to cope with the economic shocks

Germany’s roots risk European stability

In a monetary union, no government is supposed to question the independence of the central bank

The EU must act on the Dutch ‘no’ vote

To ignore this poll would be to ask for trouble, especially from Eurosceptics in the UK

UK’s Remain camp is losing argument

The main economic factors in favour of EU are not trade, but research, science and innovation policy

The errors behind Europe’s many crises

I would not trust with my security somebody who cannot even contain a medium-sized financial event

The EU sells its soul over Turkish deal

It will be interesting to see whether the bloc reneges on its promises if Ankara fails to deliver

ECB has lost the plot on inflation

There is nothing fundamentally wrong with any of the decisions except that the bank missed a trick


Wolfgang Münchau Wolfgang Münchau is an associate editor of the Financial Times, where he writes a weekly column about the European Union and the European economy. Before taking up this position in September 2003, he was co-editor of Financial Times Deutschland for two years.

Before joining FT Deutschland, Mr Münchau was a Frankfurt correspondent and later economics correspondent of the Financial Times, reporting on the preparation for the final stage of monetary union and the launch of the euro.

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