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Leaving the European Union

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 ENLARGE

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Economist Stern: ‘I Got It Wrong on Climate Change—It’s Far, Far Worse’

Lord Nicholas Stern, the widely respected author of a landmark 2006 government-commissioned report on global warming’s effect on the world economy, says he underestimated the risks and should have been more “blunt” about the dangers posed by rising temperatures.

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Europe’s Carbon Scheme Goes Up in Smoke

A combination of successful lobbying, political interference and lack of economic growth has wrecked the carbon market designed to combat climate change. It is now cheaper to pollute the atmosphere than to invest in becoming energy efficient.

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Cameron About the EU

Posted on Jan 27, 2013 ENLARGE

Cameron and EU

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 ENLARGE

French in Mali

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 ENLARGE

Euro Not Out of Woods

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 ENLARGE

Life of Greece

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 ENLARGE

Sisyphus in Economics

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 ENLARGE

European Union & Nobel Peace Prize

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 ENLARGE


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Greece and EU Aid

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 ENLARGE

EU Budget Cut Row

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 ENLARGE

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Eurozone Jobless Rate Hits New High

Unemployment in the eurozone has climbed to nearly 18.5 million people across 17 countries, with 146,000 people joining the ranks of the jobless just last month, The Guardian reports.

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Helping Hand

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 ENLARGE

Eurozone Bank Supervision

Posted on Oct 22, 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

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And the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Goes to ...

In the midst of the region’s biggest social crisis of the last six decades, the Nobel Peace Prize Committee gave the European Union its honored award for transforming Europe “from a continent of war to a continent of peace.”

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The Burden

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 ENLARGE

Spanish Leadership

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 ENLARGE

Centaurus Greece

Posted on Aug 27, 2012 ENLARGE

Euro Crisis

Posted on Aug 26, 2012 ENLARGE

Postgrad Elites Control Political Debates

Trying to sort out the status of Obamacare can be tricky thanks to our dysfunctional leadership class; Republican state Sen. Marty Golden wants to teach Brooklyn’s women “the art of feminine presence”; meanwhile, a group of Mormons quits the church in a mass ceremony in Utah. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 READ MORE

Two Euros

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 ENLARGE

Euro and Spain

Posted on Jun 28, 2012 ENLARGE

Collapsing Eurozone

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 ENLARGE

Euro Bailouts Flag

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 ENLARGE


Posted on Jun 11, 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

The Case of the Missing Cuban Internet Cable

The promised $70 million project to quicken Cuba’s Internet connection speed was never delivered; German voters are on Angela Merkel’s side when it comes to the European economy; meanwhile, a vial with Ronald Reagan’s blood is being auctioned, along with one of Scarlett Johansson’s used tissues. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on May 28, 2012 READ MORE

Greek Euro

Posted on May 23, 2012 ENLARGE

Hollande Meets Merkel

Posted on May 16, 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


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

The Euro Parthenon

Posted on Feb 19, 2012 ENLARGE

Euro Dragon

Posted on Jan 29, 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

Germany and France to the Rescue, Again

Now that the holiday season is over, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are back in crisis management mode, huddling in Berlin on Monday before emerging to hold a joint news conference on the future of the eurozone.

Posted on Jan 9, 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

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