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Greece and EU Aid









Posted on Nov 12, 2012 ENLARGE


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EU Budget Cut Row









Posted on Nov 5, 2012 ENLARGE


Helping Hand









Posted on Oct 27, 2012 ENLARGE


The EU Scream









Posted on Oct 14, 2012 ENLARGE


EU’s Nobel Peace Prize









Posted on Oct 14, 2012 ENLARGE


Nobel Peace Prize to European Union









Posted on Oct 13, 2012 ENLARGE


The Burden









Posted on Oct 12, 2012 ENLARGE


Spanish Leadership









Posted on Sep 19, 2012 ENLARGE


Euro Crisis









Posted on Aug 26, 2012 ENLARGE


Stalemate in Siena

The European Union is at risk of being destroyed by the euro. The credit crisis founded upon the swindle by Wall Street that was retailed to Europe’s banks has created divisions in Europe which are undermining what was supposed to be mutual confidence and solidarity among the 17 members of the euro zone.

Posted on Jul 17, 2012 READ MORE



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Europe Still Trying to Squeeze Into America’s Jeans

Nearly every step in the federalist direction has produced unnecessary complication and strain in the EU. Portugal is not Iowa. Italy cannot become California.

Posted on Jul 11, 2012 READ MORE


Euro and Spain









Posted on Jun 28, 2012 ENLARGE



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Euro Must Have Reform, Not Americanization

On Tuesday the European Council published a new proposal for European monetary reform that rests on continued monetary union—the source of the present crisis.

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 READ MORE


Collapsing Eurozone









Posted on Jun 16, 2012 ENLARGE


Euro Bailouts Flag









Posted on Jun 14, 2012 ENLARGE


Questions on Greece









Posted on Jun 10, 2012 ENLARGE


Spain’s Broke









Posted on Jun 8, 2012 ENLARGE


Euro Crisis Threatens U.S. Economic Growth









Posted on Jun 6, 2012 ENLARGE


Greek Tragedy









Posted on May 15, 2012 ENLARGE


Hollande & Merkel









Posted on May 8, 2012 ENLARGE


Which Way, France?









Posted on May 5, 2012 ENLARGE


Merkhollande









Posted on Apr 26, 2012 ENLARGE


Euro Flag









Posted on Apr 1, 2012 ENLARGE


EU President Herman Van Rompuy









Posted on Mar 3, 2012 ENLARGE



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Will Greece Be Ruled by the Bankers or Its People?

The most central and constant dilemma in modern politics—whether the will of the people or that of bureaucrats and specialists should rule—is on full display in Greece.

Posted on Mar 3, 2012 READ MORE


Euro Hot Air Balloon









Posted on Feb 26, 2012 ENLARGE



Zuccotti Park Reoccupied

Barricades in Zuccotti Park have finally come down, causing protesters to immediately reoccupy; in the face of budget cuts, some teachers opt to work for free; meanwhile, Kopimism, a new religion based on file-sharing, emerges. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 10, 2012 READ MORE



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Germany’s Jobless Rate Drops to 20-Year Low

If only we could import a little bit of Germany right now—in a good way. Unlike many of its European neighbors, Germany is enjoying a bit of an economic boost in that its unemployment rate dropped to a record low for the month of December.

Posted on Jan 3, 2012 READ MORE


Three Wise Men









Posted on Dec 20, 2011 ENLARGE


Shackles









Posted on Dec 15, 2011 ENLARGE



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Germany Dominates Europe Once Again

Germany, as we all know, is a problem—especially a disproportionately powerful and united Germany. (Update)

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 READ MORE


Quarreling EU









Posted on Dec 11, 2011 ENLARGE


Time Is Up









Posted on Dec 10, 2011 ENLARGE



AP / Kostas Tsironis

Papandreou Prepares His Exit

After his ill-conceived eleventh-hour referendum idea fell through last week, the thread from which Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou was dangling effectively snapped. By Sunday, it was apparent that Papandreou was ready to accept defeat ... (more)

Posted on Nov 7, 2011 READ MORE



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Greek PM: Never Mind the Referendum

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou appeared to be losing his grip on both his country and his job on Thursday, as reports circulated that he had scrapped his surprise call for a nationwide referendum on the bailout plan proposed by eurozone leaders ... (more) Updated

Posted on Nov 3, 2011 READ MORE


Greek Ruins









Posted on Nov 2, 2011 ENLARGE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Relief in Europe, Inequality in America

An emergency economic summit in Europe brought direly needed relief to Greece and neighboring nations, but will it last—and is it enough? Meanwhile, on our side of the planet, a report from Congress showed that the richest 1 percent of Americans more than doubled their share of national income in the last 30 years.

Posted on Oct 28, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN


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Eurozone Gets a Boost, Finally

This week’s European crisis summit in Brussels has produced an agreement in an effort to mitigate what was looking like an inevitable economic catastrophe, judging by the dire situation in Greece and elsewhere in the eurozone. By Thursday, international markets were registering the results.

Posted on Oct 27, 2011 READ MORE



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EU Leaders Hold Emergency Huddle

Greece is hanging by a thread, and its European neighbors scrambled to avoid a similar fate, and stave off even harder times for the Greeks, by holding a summit in Brussels on Wednesday. Here’s a look at a couple of action items on the busy agenda for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon … (more)

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 READ MORE



bbc.co.uk

Greek Parliament Passes Austerity Package

While the international media zoomed in on Libya on Thursday, another important story was unfolding in Athens, where two days of strikes and protests failed to sway parliament members from passing a bill of austerity measures the Greek government insisted was necessary to avoid an even more catastrophic economic mess.

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 READ MORE



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As Another Crisis Looms, a Case for the Euro and Collective Action

In the discussion over how to solve Europe’s financial crisis, opponents of the euro argue “that it is a monetary straitjacket and that the best reform now would be its breakup.” Not so, says Will Hutton, author, columnist and former editor-in-chief of The Observer. (more)

Posted on Sep 21, 2011 READ MORE


Statue of Angela Merkel









Posted on Sep 20, 2011 ENLARGE



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EU Slaps a Ban on Syrian Oil

The European Union announced Saturday that it is banning purchases of Syrian oil, a first for Europe, which had thus far avoided targeting Syrian industry as a method to stem the government violence there. (more)

Posted on Sep 3, 2011 READ MORE


Let Us Die Together









Posted on Aug 22, 2011 ENLARGE


Credit Crunch









Posted on Aug 15, 2011 ENLARGE



EU Battles Extremes

The EU decides to address far-right extremism; education fails to solve poverty and inequality, while Netflix may destroy TV networks. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jul 30, 2011 READ MORE


Papandreou Among the Ruins









Posted on Jul 10, 2011 ENLARGE



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Soros Sounds a Warning on the Future of EU

George Soros issued a dire warning to the European Union recently, stating that fundamental flaws in the design of the euro are preventing economically distressed nations like Greece from getting back on their feet and threatening the very existence of the EU. (more)

Posted on Jun 26, 2011 READ MORE


Greek Austerity Protests









Posted on Jun 19, 2011 ENLARGE



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EU to Place Sanctions on Syria

The European Union agreed to impose sanctions on Syria next week in response to the Assad regime’s latest violent crackdowns, which have killed as many as 16 protesters.

Posted on May 6, 2011 READ MORE


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