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The flight of the euro bumblebee

The flight of the euro bumblebee

The eurozone is on the brink of recession, but in trying to stimulate it via inflation, the outgoing president of the ECB is chasing a ghost. Inflation, as we know it, may be a thing of the past

The three big economic problems world leaders must tackle

The three big economic problems world leaders must tackle

The need for international co-operation has never been greater or more urgent – and not only with regard to climate action, where the required global and national leadership has been sadly missing

Leaves campaign: Climate emergency demands tree-planting push

Leaves campaign: Climate emergency demands tree-planting push

After Malta, Ireland is the worst country in the EU when it comes to tree coverage, with around 11 per cent of land dedicated to forest

Preventing Cold War II

Preventing Cold War II

At its founding in the aftermath of World War II, the United Nations was conceived above all as the guardian of a rules-based multilateral order that would ensure peace. Today, the UN must play a more active guardianship role – and help prevent another costly and potentially catastrophic superpower conflict

What economists still need to learn

What economists still need to learn

Macroeconomists' models are still struggling – and mostly failing – to cope with disruptive change, and with the fact that both balance sheets and inequality matter

Off message: The subscription economy

Off message: The subscription economy

The subscription economy is changing the way we watch, learn, shop and even eat. So, if you can’t beat ‘em? Join ‘em.

To thine own seat be true

To thine own seat be true

British politicians are planning for a no-deal Brexit because, you guessed it, to do otherwise might cost votes

The conflict between Brazilian sovereignty and saving the planet

The conflict between Brazilian sovereignty and saving the planet

The only ways to force Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro to protect the Amazon rainforest involve money or sanctions - and neither is a good option

Get ready to jump on Google’s great privacy merry-go-round

Get ready to jump on Google’s great privacy merry-go-round

Brave is chasing Google is chasing Huawei over data protection issues, while two new phones and Android 10 get thrown into the mix. Dizzy yet, anyone?

Drive towards electrification, or swerve to avoid for now?

Drive towards electrification, or swerve to avoid for now?

Everyone is talking about - and even searching for - electric cars; does that mean they’re the only choice?

British and Irish pensions will still travel after a no-deal Brexit

British and Irish pensions will still travel after a no-deal Brexit

The Common Travel Area agreement between Ireland and Britain should take some of the sting out of Brexit for Irish citizens

All hands on the media deck for Brexit endgame

All hands on the media deck for Brexit endgame

The horror show in Westminster is turning everything it touches into a frenzy, and the media coverage is no exception

The next recession: Made in Germany?

The next recession: Made in Germany?

Complacency and Angela Merkel’s long goodbye are helping to prevent the fiscal stimulus that Germany and Europe need

Pence peddling Trump’s hostility to Europe

Pence peddling Trump’s hostility to Europe

We shouldn’t be surprised by Mike Pence’s comments on Brexit. The Trump administration’s policy is to undermine Europe’s economic and political cohesion – and with Brexit, it is succeeding

Johnson's new broom already covered in political dog doo-doo

Johnson's new broom already covered in political dog doo-doo

Under pressure, Boris Johnson’s boys are starting to crack. They make Theresa May look serene and statesmanlike. How she must be smirking