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Europe contemplates centralized authority

Jun 4, 2012
It used to be a pipe dream of some European officials just a year ago. Now, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing for a central authority to regulate all the finances of countries that use the euro.
Posted In: eurobond, Germany, Angela Merkel, spain

What's Up, Europe? Gloom over austerity... and soccer in Portugal

Jun 4, 2012
Portugal was approved for its latest installment of bailout cash. What's life like for the Portuguese living under the gloom of austerity, and likely losses at the European Championship.
Posted In: Portugal, Whats up Europe

What's up, Europe? French president meets Putin, life goes on

Jun 1, 2012
What might an American audience appreciate about the news in Paris right now, and what's on everybody's mind in France?
Posted In: France, Europe debt crisis, Vladimir Putin, Francois Hollande, Whats up Europe

Ireland votes on EU fiscal discipline treaty

May 31, 2012
Today, Ireland is holding a referendum on whether to ratify Europe's new fiscal discipline pact. A vote against the treaty would challenge German-backed austerity measures.
Posted In: Ireland, euro, bailout, austerity

What's up, Europe? Ireland votes on EU treaty

May 31, 2012
It's a gray day in Dublin, as the Irish vote on the European Union's fiscal stability treaty. Will a yes vote really solve Ireland's problems?
Posted In: Ireland, Europe debt crisis, Whats up Europe

Obama sends economic adviser to Europe

May 30, 2012
With borrowing costs spiking for Spain and Italy, the Obama administration has sent a top treasury official to Europe to encourage European leaders to take decisive action on their financial mess.
Posted In: U.S. Treasury, Obama, spain, Greece, Eurozone

European Commission recommends banking union

May 30, 2012
The European Commission has recommended today that banks in the eurozone create a union to help regulate and bolster failing banks.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, spain, European Commission

Government debt costs soar in Spain, slump in U.S.

May 30, 2012
Spain now pays more than 6.6 percent on its 10-year bonds. The U.S. pays just over 1.6 percent. Eurozone debt, however, may yet hurt both sides of the Atlantic.
Posted In: bonds, italy, Europe debt crisis

What's up, Europe? Brussels muddles through the crisis

May 30, 2012
The big story in Brussels, as it has been for the last two years, is the eurozone crisis. So is any progress being made?
Posted In: Belgium, Brussels, Europe debt crisis, Whats up Europe

What's up, Europe? Insecurity in Spain

May 29, 2012
Although Spanish culture frowns upon talking about money, a financial crisis there is teaching everyone a little more about economics.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis, Whats up Europe

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