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Giles Merritt

Giles Merritt

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Giles Merritt, the founder and chairman of the Friends of Europe think tank and its policy journal Europe’s World, and the author of Slippery Slope: Europe's Troubled Future.

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  1. Macron and a Sixth Republic?
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    Macron and a Sixth Republic?

    May 11, 2017 Giles Merritt strikes a sobering note regarding the new French president's prospects for success.

  2. Europe’s Wake-Up Call
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    Europe’s Wake-Up Call

    Jun 20, 2016 Giles Merritt sees a silver lining in the dark clouds of populist Euroskepticism crowding in on the EU.

  3. Europe Still Needs the Migrants
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    Europe Still Needs the Migrants

    Nov 17, 2015 Giles Merritt explains why the attacks in Paris must not deter EU governments from accepting newcomers.

  4. Germany’s Power Problem
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    Germany’s Power Problem

    Jun 22, 2015 Giles Merritt says that, though German nationals control top EU posts, the country lacks a vision for Europe.

  5. What Now for Britain and Europe?
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    What Now for Britain and Europe?

    May 8, 2015 Giles Merritt says that the Conservatives’ big win may mean support for the status quo on EU membership as well.

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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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