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    1. October 4, 2015

      Quarterly review: Grexit and China fears drain investor confidence

      The threat of a Greek exit from the eurozone drained investors’ confidence in the second quarter of this year, causing...

    2. Brussels Blog

      October 2, 2015

      Klaus Regling interview: the annotated transcript

      Klaus Regling has been the head of the eurozone’s rescue funds – first the temporary European Financial Stability...

    3. October 1, 2015

      Greece should not expect big debt writedown, says Klaus Regling

      The head of the eurozone’s €500bn bailout fund has played down expectations that Greece will be granted large-scale...

    4. FT Data

      October 1, 2015

      Datawatch: youth unemployment in the EU

      Spain and Greece have the highest proportion of young people without jobs in the EU — more than 48 per cent in both...

    5. October 1, 2015

      Greek businessman Evangelos Mytilineos warns of Grexit danger

      Much like Greece’s prime minister, Evangelos Mytilineos sports an open-necked shirt and a relaxed demeanour. Yet Mr...

    6. September 29, 2015

      After the somersault, Tsipras walks the tightrope of power

      According to a joke doing the rounds in Athens, the best thing that Alexis Tsipras has going for him, as he embarks on...

    7. September 29, 2015

      Markets struggle to quantify risk of historic shocks

      If investors could erase their knowledge of history and see a snapshot of financial markets from early July 1914, they...

    8. September 28, 2015

      Spanish bank fix passes muster with Brussels

      Brussels signalled its willingness to drop an inquiry into Italian, Spanish and Portuguese banks that could have forced...

    9. September 28, 2015

      Team McDonnell: meet Labour’s seven economic advisers

      Economists and opposition politicians have long attracted each other. For politicians, the academics provide...

    10. September 27, 2015

      Greek finance minister upbeat on growth prospects

      Greece will return to economic growth next year provided that its newly elected government rapidly adopts reforms that...

    11. September 27, 2015

      Five concurrent crises push Europe into the realm of chaos

      Europe is juggling five simultaneous crises, all unforeseen shocks in different stages of development: refugees from...

    12. The Exchange

      September 26, 2015

      Why Afghan refugees are heading for Europe

      Alongside the Syrians and Iraqis fleeing violence at home and pouring into Europe, many Afghans too are giving up on...

    13. The World

      September 25, 2015

      A fox inside the Greek henhouse

      Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s re-elected prime minister, is finding the first few days back in government anything but plain...

    14. September 24, 2015

      EU migrant ‘hotspot’ policy takes heat from angry governments

      The idea of “hotspots” was meant to be a helping hand from Brussels for member states struggling on the front line of...

    15. September 24, 2015

      Europe’s shadow economy costs €454bn in ‘lost’ taxes

      When Greece pushed up consumption taxes this summer in a bid to raise government revenues, struggling restaurant owners...

    16. September 23, 2015

      Brussels pushes for greater sway over EU borders

      Brussels is seeking to increase its role in policing the EU’s external borders, including in the refugee-inundated...

    17. FT Alphaville

      September 23, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Putin’s banker vs Putin’s Russia. - Banks want analysts to earn their keep. - Trading meat...

    18. September 23, 2015

      Tsipras appoints top negotiators to new cabinet

      Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s newly re-elected prime minister, announced his cabinet line-up at midnight on Tuesday, handing...

    19. Brussels Blog

      September 22, 2015

      Why Hungary wanted out of EU's refugee scheme

      When the European Commission this month unveiled its scheme to share out 120,000 refugees, on top of the 40,000 agreed...

    20. September 22, 2015

      Greece looms over Portugal’s election battle

      The political battle raging in Portugal, where a centre-right prime minister is fighting for re-election on a record of...

    21. September 21, 2015

      EU eyes bigger role at Greece’s borders to manage refugee influx

      Greece’s newly re-elected government will come under intense pressure on Wednesday to request wide-ranging EU aid to...

    22. September 21, 2015

      Greece’s Alexis Tsipras delays unveiling of new cabinet

      Alexis Tsipras was sworn in on Monday as Greece’s prime minister for the second time after leading his leftwing Syriza...

    23. September 21, 2015

      Tsipras victory fails to allay doubts on Greece bailout reforms

      Even as he basked in victory on Sunday evening, Alexis Tsipras was careful to stress that his emphatic re-election did...

    24. FT Alphaville

      September 21, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - Meet the hottest restaurant of 2081. - More on the political economy of permahawkery. - Chanos...

    25. September 20, 2015

      Alexis Tsipras faces new challenge in achieving workable majority

      When the exit poll results flashed up on the big screen inside Syriza’s campaign tent in central Athens, a jubilant...

    26. September 20, 2015

      Syriza still faces a formidable task to satisfy voters and creditors

      The optimistic take on Greece’s election is that it was an exercise in democracy necessary to generate the political...

    27. September 20, 2015

      Tusk warns that Europe has lost control of its borders

      Europe has lost control of its external borders, the president of the European Council warned ahead of an emergency...

    28. Brussels Blog

      September 20, 2015

      Are mandatory refugee quotas dead?

      For the second weekend in a row, ambassadors from across the EU are spending their Sunday behind closed doors, trying...

    29. September 20, 2015

      Berlin arm-twisting adds to unease over EU’s refugee crisis

      What does it say about Europe’s refugee policy that many of those setting it find themselves agreeing more with Viktor...

    30. September 20, 2015

      Syriza secures clear victory in Greek general election

      Alexis Tsipras’s radical left Syriza party secured a clear victory in Sunday’s Greek general election, suggesting his...

    31. September 20, 2015

      Financial services place too much faith in flawed risk models

      Life is full of things that work in theory but not in practice. Sadly, the way financial services assess risk is one...

    32. September 19, 2015

      The polls are Greece’s opportunity — or its last chance

      Whoever comes first in Sunday’s Greek elections, there will be everything to play for. If the winner forms a stable...

    33. September 18, 2015

      ‘Lone wolf’ Tsipras struggles to rally faithful on eve of election

      Not for the first time this summer, Alexis Tsipras was found wanting. It was Monday’s pre-election debate, the last...

    34. September 18, 2015

      The unbearable lightness of leaving Greece

      Nostalgia. It is a word formed from Greek roots, and that is fitting, since Greece is not a country you easily leave....

    35. September 17, 2015

      Greek far right party rides wave of xenophobia

      As blood-red flares blaze from behind the chanting, baying crowd, sending clouds of smoke swirling into the warm Athens...

    36. beyondbrics

      September 17, 2015

      Ukraine's quietly revolutionary debt restructuring

      Ukraine’s debt restructuring plan, announced last month, is both revolutionary and evolutionary. The agreement to...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      September 17, 2015

      ''We are migrants, we will pass''

      A Syrian woman stands holding a banner that reads in Turkish ”we are migrants, we will pass” near the highway on their...

    38. The World

      September 17, 2015

      Portuguese puzzle: the bailed-out country that bucks the trend

      Portugal’s October 4 general election catches the eye for three reasons. Firstly, Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho’s...

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