The idea has at least some appeal to the left and the right, the poor and the wealthy – your first clue that the notion is both unworkable and unhealthy for society
Apr 28, 2017
Even if National Front leader Marine Le Pen doesn’t win the second round in the French presidential vote, she isn’t finished
Apr 24, 2017
Centrist ex-banker Emmanuel Macron comes out on top in first round of election and is now clear front-runner to defeat National Front leader
Apr 23, 2017
The ongoing decimation of industrial jobs is convincing many French workers and young people to overlook Marine Le Pen's xenophobia – and throw their support to the once-fringe National Front
Apr 21, 2017
The leader of France's fiercely anti-EU National Front is attracting far more support than her father ever did. In four days, she could emerge victorious in the first round of the presidential election
Apr 19, 2017
The French election and the rise of populism in continental Europe could mean the end of the euro
Apr 19, 2017
Reagan-era cult of deregulation began a decades-long wave of mergers that is killing off competition and the benefits that once came from it
Apr 14, 2017
Citing anonymous sources, Bloomberg reported that Bombardier and Siemens AG of Germany are in talks to combine their train operations.
Apr 11, 2017
It is no longer complete fantasy that two euroskeptics could be battling to become the next French president
Apr 11, 2017
Unlike Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen is a true populist, but she is unlikely to become president of France
Apr 07, 2017
Eric Reguly is the European columnist for The Globe and Mail and is based in Rome. Since 2007, when he moved to Europe, he has primarily covered economic and financial stories, ranging from the euro zone crisis and the bank bailouts to the rise and fall of Russia's oligarchs and the merger of Fiat and Chrysler. He also covered the Arab Spring in Tunisia, the Athens riots, the London and Sochi Olympics, the 2013 papal conclave and several national elections.
Before his European assignment, Eric wrote the paper's main business column from Toronto. He also co-hosted a daily business programme on BNN, formerly Report on Business Television, and contributed to several magazines, including Time Canada. In Europe, he is a regular guest on Canadian and American radio programs, contributes to CTV News and makes speeches about business issues. In recent years, he has been a judge for the Prix Italia, an international TV, radio and web competition. He also writes a regular column in The Globe's Report on Business magazine and is a contributor to Newsweek.
Eric has won several awards for his work, including, in 2007, the Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism. He was co-winner in 2010 of a National Newspaper Award and has twice been an NNA runner-up in the columnist category. In 2010, he won gold in the National Magazine Awards and took silver in 2013. He has contributed to several books, including Orange Alert, a remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and Beautiful Destruction, an essay and photo book on the Alberta oil sands.
He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1997. He has an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French Literature and a Masters in Journalism, both from the University of Western Ontario. Previous employers include The Times of London, the Financial Post in its New York and London bureaus, the Financial Times of Canada and Alberta Report magazine.
Eric was born in Vancouver, grew up in Toronto, Washington and Rome and has Canadian and Italian citizenship.