Matthew Lynn

Europe

The German takeover of the EU is accelerating

Whether a German-controlled EU will be better or worse is open to debate

By Matthew Lynn

Economics

The G7 tax deal is an unworkable mess

We have seen some poorly designed taxes over the decades. But this is among the very worst

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

France is paying a heavy price for Macron’s vaccine catastrophe

A recession is hardly going to help a politician whose main claim to office is technocratic brilliance

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

The EU is overplaying its hand on Northern Ireland

Ursula von der Leyen could easily bring the whole trade deal between the EU and the UK crashing down

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

Why the EU keeps losing against Big Tech

The EU operates increasingly outside the rule of law itself.

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

Merkel is right to reject Biden’s vaccine patent plan

If patents are suspended on COVID-19 vaccines, then why not on every other kind of shot as well?

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

Ireland’s low-tax miracle is over

The European Commission is pushing for the Irish to end its tax breaks as a condition of receiving its share of the Coronavirus Relief Fund

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

The eurozone’s COVID recession has arrived

The reality is that the eurozone was already the weakest link in the global economy

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

The EU will regret suing AstraZeneca

The action could easily rebound on the EU

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

Europe’s panic: the meltdown over vaccines

One by one, the vaccine fallout is about to take out a generation of European leaders

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

The unlikely solution to German decline

Merkel was always the continent’s most overrated leader, her reign characterized by dithering, indecision and delay

By Matthew Lynn

Finance

Up Crash: why are markets soaring as the economy tanks?

The apocalypse has never been so profitable

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

Biden’s rift with Brussels is only set to grow

An increasingly mercantilist EU is determined to put its own economic interests first

By Matthew Lynn

Europe

Ursula von der Leyen has broken the first rule of leadership

VdL is good at shifting the blame for the trail of disasters she leaves in her wake

By Matthew Lynn

International

Vaccine wars: the global battle for a precious resource

Europe should be leading distribution around the world instead of squabbling over deployment

By Matthew Lynn

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