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Lionel Laurent

Lionel Laurent

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WFH in Greece or Barbados? The Fight for Covid’s Digital Nomads

Like birds migrating south for the winter, a new species is packing up for the great trek: Work-from

France Offers Another Glimmer of Hope on Covid

When Nobel Prize-winning economists Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee urged France’s Emmanuel Macron

French Billionaire Could Get a Half-Win on Shopping Malls

A new round of lockdowns in Europe is bad news for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield’s mall business, but it

Don't Ignore the Good News On Covid-19 From Asia

It’s easy to feel that there’s no light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel.

Covid-19’s Second Wave Is Battering Hospitals

During Covid-19’s first wave, locked down families gathered on their balconies every evening in Pari

You Can’t Blame the EU for Not Trusting Boris Johnson

This is not the Brexit endgame Boris Johnson expected.

Emmanuel Macron Fishes for a Brexit Victory

European diplomats are awkwardly shuffling their feet in anticipation of a headstrong, unpopular lea

Are Hospitals Ready for Covid’s Second Wave?

The brutal experience of Covid-19’s first wave humbled many rich countries where even generous healt

French Billionaires Seize Pandemic Opportunities

Of all the world’s billionaires, with the exception of those from China, it is the French who have j

Good Covid-19 News From Italy...and Sweden

The lifting of Covid-19 lockdowns around the world was never going to be easy.

What Spain Is Telling Us About Second Wave of Coronavirus

Last week’s €750 billion ($877 billion) COVID-19 rescue fund marked a high point in the European Uni

Mass Transit Is the Way to Get Cities Moving Again

History is littered with radical forecasts about what the future of 21st-century urban transit might

Macron and Merkel Deliver an $859 Billion Breakthrough

After days of bad-tempered talks, the European Union’s 27 members have agreed a 750 billion-euro ($8

The Covid-19 Vaccine Fight Is Getting Ugly

An effective Covid-19 vaccine, if it ever arrives, should be treated as a public good for the whole


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