John Bruton

John Bruton was the Prime Minister of Ireland from 1994 to 1997. He served as the EU Ambassador to the United States from 2004 to 2009.

A Visit to the Brexit World

Mrs. May, tell us exactly what sort of deal you want with the EU customs union?

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Message to London: Divorcing Is Hard to Do

The former Irish prime minister on the difficulty of pulling out the 40-year-old threads that bind the UK and the EU together.

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The UK in the EU: The Pitfalls of Renegotiating Membership

Ireland’s former Prime Minister on why renegotiating EU membership is not in the United Kingdom’s own interests.

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The EU’s Way of Managing Globalization Democratically

Does the EU have usefulness beyond providing peace and stability in Europe?

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The Case for Eurobonds

Could eurobonds fill the gap left by the loss of confidence in government bonds generally?

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Addressing the Root Cause of Europe’s Debt Woes

Why will a short-term debt relief plan for Europe lack credibility?

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Rethinking Western Capitalism

How does the financial crisis reveal problems — but also create the political space to solve them?

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Economies and the Three-Legged Stool

Does Paul Krugman really think it would be wise for Germany to blow all its savings on buying American exports today?

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German Courts: Promoters of European Democracy? (Part III)

How can EU governance be reformed to prevent future financial crises?

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The German Factor in Greece's Crisis (Part II)

Why is it in Germany’s own interest to help bail Greece out of its present financial mess?

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