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Martin Sandbu

Martin Sandbu

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We are a step closer to taxing the super-rich

What once seemed like an impossibility is now being considered by G20 finance ministers

19.05.2024 10

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A missed opportunity for a China-EU grand bargain

Differences over Russia and economic frictions cast a shadow across Xi Jinping’s tour of European capitals

10.05.2024 20

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Authoritarians fear transparency — liberal democracies should embrace it

There is a first-mover advantage to openness on Russian assets

05.05.2024 10

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Europe still fails to make enough of its size — here’s how to fix that

EU leaders must match the boldness of Thatcher and Delors

21.04.2024 30

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The EU’s recovery fund is already shaping its future

Economic convergence is back and will affect the politics of the bloc’s next budget

07.04.2024 30

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Europe is making trade conditional on production methods

Businesses are upset by the extra regulation resulting from the restrictions

24.03.2024 9

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When fiscal rules create a perverse political trade-off

Attempts designed to encourage probity from politicians mostly end up pushing them to game the system

10.03.2024 20

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Western timidity has only emboldened Putin

Ukraine is paying a higher price in blood and devastation because of two years of cautious military and economic aid

25.02.2024 7

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Europe is too shy about using its economic power

The EU can stand up for itself and be true to its multilateralist ideals at the same time

29.01.2024 10

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A grand bargain on the next EU budget is possible

The need for boldness didn’t pass with the bloc’s post-pandemic recovery fund

14.01.2024 20

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‘Ukraine fatigue’ is a problem of western leaders’ own making

The public in allied countries has been led to expect war to be easier than it is

17.12.2023 8

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Trivial concerns threaten big decisions on Europe’s future

EU leaders must display political will at this month’s summit and push ahead on aid to Ukraine, enlargement and budget

04.12.2023 80

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Berlin is hoist with its own legalistic petard

The repercussions of Germany’s top court striking down a domestic budgetary manoeuvre will spread to EU politics

19.11.2023 20

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The west must not prevaricate when it comes to seizing Russian reserves

Confiscating and deploying them for Ukraine’s benefit is the morally obvious next step

05.11.2023 10

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Narcissism of small differences delays accord on EU fiscal rules

The 27-nation bloc must strike a deal soon in order to prepare for much bigger economic and geopolitical challenges

22.10.2023 7

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A multi-speed Europe holds the key to EU enlargement

A Franco-German report proposes four overlapping circles from an inner core to the new European Political Community

24.09.2023 5

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The EU’s transformations will reshape its ‘British question’ too

Ukraine’s likely accession to the bloc and the process of internal reform will have a transformative effect

10.09.2023 8

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