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Which troubled eurozone nation are you?

Dec 15, 2011
What do you do when faced with a debt crisis? Get thrifty or look the other way? Take our quiz to find out which eurozone nation best matches your personality.
Posted In: Eurozone, quiz

Will the U.K.'s relationship with Europe change?

Dec 12, 2011
Britain was the only EU member not to agree to the new treaty signed last week. How will that affect relations going forward?
Posted In: Eurozone, Europe debt crisis, Britain, david cameron

EU agreement isn't necessarily the right fix

Dec 12, 2011
Twenty-six of 27 European Union leaders will pursue strict budget rules. But austerity may not be the best prescription for Europe's debt crisis.
Posted In: Eurozone, euro, European Union

Euro crisis not over yet

Dec 9, 2011
European leaders met for yet another time, this time striking a deal that would allow the European Commission to oversee budgets and fine countries for getting into too much debt. But it won't solve the major eurozone issues.
Posted In: Eurozone, Brussels

EU summit takes place in Brussels; divisions abound

Dec 8, 2011
European leaders gather in Brussels to discuss closer fiscal union and try to save the euro, but EU lawmakers are divided on the way forward.
Posted In: Eurozone, Brussels, European Union

A German tea party with a French pastry

Dec 7, 2011
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy lay out their plan for stricter budget controls for eurozone nations in an open letter to European Council President Herman Van Rompuy.
Posted In: Eurozone

Germany, France moot tougher EU budget rules

Dec 5, 2011
Merkel and Sarkozy propose amending the European Union treaty to impose budget discipline on spendthrift countries. Will markets be satisfied?
Posted In: Eurozone, Europe debt crisis

One giant step forward, two steps back

Dec 5, 2011
France and Germany are finally on the same page, both saying they want to modify the treaty that originally created the eurozone. A key element automatically penalizes countries if budget deficits run too high. Hence, the world of the day: Automaticity.
Posted In: Eurozone, treaty

Why does the EU want U.S. dollars?

Dec 2, 2011
Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains why Europe needs dollars instead of euros as the EU tries to sort out its financial problems.
Posted In: EU, Eurozone, dollar, Europe debt crisis, European Central Bank, whiteboard

A doomsday scenario for the euro

Nov 29, 2011
What will happen to the global economy if the eurozone breaks up? A new book considers the options.
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