Mar 15, 2013
European finance ministers are meeting in Brussels today, and at the top of their agenda is Cyprus. The small Mediterranean island nation, which has 850,000 people, is in desperate need of a bailout.
Nov 15, 2012
Europe has officially slipped back into recession. Growth in Germany -- widely considered to have a relatively healthy economy -- has slowed as well.
Nov 9, 2012
The European Central Bank says it's going to issue new currency notes next year. The new notes, redesigned to improve security, will feature images from Greek mythology.
Aug 27, 2012
Marketplace's Stephen Beard says September is going to hold some big questions. Will the European Central Bank put together its rescue plan? Will Greece get its next chunk of money to allow it to stay in the euro?
Aug 20, 2012
This week, all eyes are on Greece. The country's prime minister is meeting with German and French officials. He's expected to officially ask for extension in meeting the country's fiscal targets.
Aug 3, 2012
In his remarks yesterday, the European Central Bank's Mario Draghi compared the evolution of the euro to that of a bumblebee. Entomologists say that's a confusing metaphor.
Jul 12, 2012
The euro crisis has weakened the currency -- and strengthened Europe's appeal to American tourists.
Jul 12, 2012
As the first batch of bailout funds arrives at Spain's banks, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has announced an austerity plan to slash the public deficit. This includes tax hikes and cuts to unemployment benefits.
Jul 6, 2012
In Europe, high courts have upheld workers' right to reclaim vacation days marred by illness or injury.