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Macron's victory means a new start for Europe, says Matthew Partridge

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Greece has just agreed a further package of pension, tax and labour market reforms with its creditors, opening the way for discussions about debt relief – a crucial precondition for a sustainable economic recovery.
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The last eight years have seen Europe stagnate, but now the long-delayed recovery may finally be taking place. Matthew Partridge looks at how to profit.

Book reviews

What's on our bookshelf

Strange Death of Europe, by Douglas Murray
A relentlessly negative look at the danger posed to Europe by immigration
Shattered, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
A damning account of Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign
Adults in the Room, by Yanis Varoufakis
The former Greek finance minister's blow-by-blow account is a fascinating must-read
Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann
The fate of one family, murdered in a plot to steal their fortune


How a pension deficit could be costing you £200 a year

Workers in companies with defined-benefits pension deficits are paid on average £200 a year less than those in firms without them, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Will pensioners lose the election for Theresa May?

It’s a brave party that takes on the pensioner vote in the run-up to an election. Should Theresa May be worried, asks John Stepek.

Brexit: what alternatives are there to passporting?

Financial passporting is one of the reasons behind London’s success as a financial centre. Matthew Partridge looks at how the City will cope when it’s gone.

Why we should pay for our own social care

Asking people to pay for their own social care – from their property assets if necessary – isn’t cruel or unfair, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Can Macron change France?

France’s new president plans ambitious structural reforms. But can he overcome vested interests ranging from hostile trade unions to civil servants? Simon Wilson reports.

Where’s the plan for post-Brexit Britain?

Nobody is talking about making Britain attractive to business in this election campaign, says Matthew Lynn. That is sure to be a costly mistake.

The market is running out of excuses to stay bullish

This is starting to feel like a market on borrowed time, says John Stepek. Be careful out there.


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