Nico Colchester fellowship
The Nico Colchester Journalism fellowship
The fellowship was established in memory of Nico Colchester, who died in 1996, after an outstanding career at the Financial Times, The Economist and The Economist Intelligence Unit.
The Nico Colchester Foundation’s aim is to help continental writers understand Britain and British writers understand continental Europe.
If it were not for the fact that he was the least pompous of men, you might have said he was becoming one of the great and the good. At a time when the debate about Britain’s role in Europe is becoming more emotional and less rational by the week, his voice will be badly missed.
To understand today’s world market economy you must first look behind the bewildering facade of percentages. Think of the world economy as 26 Italys.
The phrase “nation-state” shows what long repetition of a wishful thought can achieve. Yet there is a feeling abroad that the era of the nation-state may be fading.
July 12, 1994