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EU officials debate sanctions after Switzerland restricts immigration

Feb 11, 2014
Switzerland isn't an European Union member, but still benefits from the charter. Official members say the country is cherry-picking which laws to follow.
Posted In: Switzerland, Immigration, European Union

Whither Europe on emissions?

Jan 28, 2014
Europe has been in the forefront of limiting carbon emissions. Do new European Union rules represent backsliding?
Posted In: sustainability, carbon footprint, European Union

Greece assumes EU presidency as its own debt crisis continues

Jan 8, 2014
Today, Greece takes over the presidency of the European Union for the next 6 months.
Posted In: European Union, Greece

Greece takes over as EU president

Jan 1, 2014
Greece takes over as president of the European Union today. Marketplace host, David Gura talks to the BBC's Mark Lowen in Athens about what the country's tenure could look like.
Posted In: Greece, EU, European Union

S&P downgrades European Union's credit rating

Dec 20, 2013
Citing concerns over the massive bailouts in Europe, Standard and Poor has stripped the EU of its AAA rating.
Posted In: European Union, Standard & Poor's, credit rating

Ireland's economy is about to move out of intensive care

Dec 13, 2013
Ireland's bailout comes to an official end on Sunday.
Posted In: Ireland bailout, Ireland, IMF, European Union, European Central Bank

East and West economies clash in Ukrainian protests

Dec 9, 2013
Protests continue in Ukraine over the government's refusal to join the European Union. A look at why the economy is at the heart of it all.
Posted In: ukraine, protests, European Union, Russia, Yanukovych

EU gives big banks $2.3 billion slap over rate rigging

Dec 4, 2013
The European Commission has hit a half dozen big banks, including Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan Chase, with a record $2.3 billion fine for colluding to rig two benchmark lending rates that set the price of money between banks
Posted In: European Commission, European Union, big banks

The economics behind the protests in Ukraine

Dec 2, 2013
The economic choices underlying those protests in Ukraine that are all over the news today.
Posted In: ukraine, Russia, European Union

Croatia joins EU after decade of negotiations

Jul 1, 2013
The EU gets its first new member in six years, but it's something less than a celebration.
Posted In: Croatia, European Union, Europe debt crisis

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