The Atlantic - 2 May 2018
This is an enlightening interview with Akbar Ahmed (the author of “Journey into Europe”). The former Pakistani civil servant turned academic explains how migration is reshaping Europe and wonders and whether leaders can cope. He thinks Europe is at a crossroads: the potential for harmony exists, but so does the nightmarish vision of possible conflicts (reads in 8-10 min).
Published in Weekly selection 4 May 2018
VoXeu - 21 Apr 2018
This is an important article for those interested in the future of Europe and the Eurozone. We don’t concur with the conclusions put forward by the author of “Euro Tragedy: A Drama in Nine Act”. He is, however, being heard by an increasing number of policy-makers and analysts. Mody essentially argues that the political divide in Europe may now be hard to heal without a major shift in focus back to national priorities (reads in 6-7 min).
Published in Weekly selection 21 April 2018
The Atlantic - 30 Aug 2017
Among the myriad of unexpected or unintended consequences of Brexit, net migration is one of the most potentially significant. The difference between those entering the UK and those leaving it fell by nearly a quarter, from 327,000 last year to 246,000 this year. The UK has yet to leave the EU, but some Europeans have started leaving the UK. This is a worrisome development that will adversely impact the British economy (reads in 5-7 min).
Published in Weekly selection 2 September 2017