- Ian Wishart is a business journalist, currently working in Brussels. He worked on regional newspapers in England and Wales until 2010. Shortlisted for UK regional education journalist of the year 2009. He was education correspondent of the Leicester Mercury between 2006 and 2010. He is now business reporter for European Voice, an Economist Group newspaper. This blog is wholly unconnected with that role and the views here are entirely personal. ________________________________
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The news that ex-Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to four years in prison for tax fraud has been greeted with almost universal glee. The king of bunga bunga avoided paying taxes on the rights that Mediaset, his … Continue reading
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is involved in a deep, complex and potentially corrosive relationship with the European Union over the response to the eurozone’s sovereign debt crisis. While the IMF has helped shape policy, thrown cash at the deepening … Continue reading
When, 24 hours behind schedule, José Manuel Barroso and Herman Van Rompuy gave a joint press conference at last week’s G20 meeting, they had all the appearance of rabbits caught in the glare of headlights. A world-changing event such as … Continue reading