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Tag: European Union

Quarreling EU

Posted on Dec 11, 2011 READ MORE

Time Is Up

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AP / Geert Vanden Wijngaert

Brussels Summit Will Not Avert Eurozone Crisis

At the close of an economic summit that appears to have failed to rescue Italy, Spain and more of Europe from sinking deeper into a mire of recession, Guardian economics editor Larry Elliott prefigures the collapse of the euro as a unifying currency of the European Union. (more)

Posted on Dec 10, 2011 READ MORE

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Britain Stands Alone After EU Veto

If pushing away from the European Union was British Prime Minister David Cameron’s goal in making the U.K. the only nation in the region to veto a proposal to renegotiate the EU treaty, he got what he wanted Friday.

Posted on Dec 9, 2011 READ MORE

Santa Euro Crisis

Posted on Dec 4, 2011 READ MORE

Disabled Euro

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A Crisis Story

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Euro Economy

Posted on Nov 17, 2011 READ MORE

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Berlusconi Shown the Door

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has powered his way through political crises with all the subtlety and grace of a battering ram, but in the end, he couldn’t fix Italy’s foundering economy. So, Il Cavaliere (The Knight) is about to lose his occupazione (job).

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 READ MORE

Discuss a Loan

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 READ MORE

Who’s Paying?

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 READ MORE

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So Long, Silvio?

Either Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is in serious denial mode or he’s about to pull off a recession-defying stunt of unprecedented proportions, as pressure is mounting for the embattled PM to follow the fresh example of his Greek counterpart ... (more)

Posted on Nov 7, 2011 READ MORE

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

More on the Greek Crisis

Posted on Nov 6, 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

Deflated Euro

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Greek Ruins

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Greek PM Rocks the Bailout Boat

Last week’s summit of European Union leaders to find an emergency solution, or at least a stopgap measure, for the region’s compounding economic crisis initially led to a brief bounce in the markets and a flash of hope. That was squelched by Tuesday with the news that Greek prime minister … (more)

Posted on Nov 1, 2011 READ MORE

Euro symbol
AP / Daniel Roland

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

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

Greek Busts

Posted on Oct 2, 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

The Breakdown of the European Union

The demise of the European Union has begun with riots; scholars afraid of repression are creating alternate Internets; meanwhile, the Occupy Wall Street protests are starting to get some traction with the mainstream. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 READ MORE

Italy Inclined

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 READ MORE

Statue of Angela Merkel

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 READ MORE

European Union Life Raft

Posted on Sep 18, 2011 READ MORE

Greek Euro

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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

Flickr / World Economic Forum (CC-BY-SA)

Sarkozy Urges ‘One Voice’ for EU on Issue of Palestinian Statehood

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Wednesday in a speech to French ambassadors that he wanted all 27 countries of the European Union to speak with “one voice” in September on the issue of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations General Assembly. (more)

Posted on Aug 31, 2011 READ MORE

Let Us Die Together

Posted on Aug 22, 2011 READ MORE

AP / Kostas Tsironis

Obama to Syria: Step Down, Assad

President Obama and other world leaders called Thursday for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to resign in the face of the regime’s continued violence against pro-democracy protesters.

Posted on Aug 18, 2011 READ MORE

Credit Crunch

Posted on Aug 15, 2011 READ MORE

Terror of the Crazy Brain

Posted on Aug 1, 2011 READ MORE

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


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Greece Bailout

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Kebab Obama

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Papandreou Among the Ruins

Posted on Jul 10, 2011 READ MORE

Panda Diplomacy

Posted on Jul 3, 2011 READ MORE

Greek Lessons

Posted on Jul 1, 2011 READ MORE

Violent Video Game Ban Blown to Smithereens

The Supreme Court overturned California’s ban on violent video games; social networking sites may be effectively enhancing our social lives; and a case of public urination in Oregon forces a city to flush its reservoir. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jun 28, 2011 READ MORE

Flickr / World Economic Forum

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

Uncle Sisyphus

Posted on Jun 21, 2011 READ MORE

Ten and Out?

Posted on Jun 21, 2011 READ MORE

Greek Austerity Protests

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Posted on Jun 18, 2011 READ MORE

Greece’s Economic Crisis

Posted on Jun 14, 2011 READ MORE

Greek Economy

Posted on Jun 5, 2011 READ MORE

Libyan Intervention Exposes European Disunity

The European intervention in Libya has provided a needed practical demonstration of the European states’ ability to influence world affairs, while at the same time discrediting the expectation that the European Union itself can or will conduct a united foreign and security policy.

Posted on May 24, 2011 READ MORE

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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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