Is the eurozone heading for another debt crisis?

Jul 20, 2022
As borrowing costs rise across the 19 nations that use the euro, worries about the currency bloc's stability grow.
The European Central Bank plans to tighten interest rates to battle inflation, but that could burden Europe's weaker economies.
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How far will the European Central Bank go to curb inflation?

Jul 20, 2022
Like the U.S., Europe is also trying to cope with surging inflation. But so far, the ECB has avoided hiking interest rates as a way to deal with it. That looks like it's about to change.
The headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) is pictured in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on June 15, 2022.
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Spain to hold a general election — again

Nov 8, 2019
The continuing political stalemate could hamper economic growth.
A rally for the far-right party Vox during the last general election in April in Granada, Spain.
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Could Italy dump the euro for the "mini-BOT"?

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Jun 17, 2019
Could a proposed Italian government bond turn into a parallel currency ... and replace the euro?
Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini delivers a speech during a rally of European nationalists ahead of European elections on May 18 in Milan.
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Greece leaves bailouts behind; wonders what's ahead

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Aug 15, 2018
Some Greeks fear their country may struggle once bailouts end.
A man waves a Greek flag in front of the Greek parliament during a pro-European rally on July 9, 2015 in Athens, Greece.
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ECB to end stimulus. Is Europe's economy out of the woods?

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Jun 14, 2018
The European Central Bank announced today it is doing something the Federal Reserve has been doing for several years now: It’s taking its foot off the gas pedal of the economy — in this case, the eurozone economy. Specifically, it’s ending its practice of buying up bonds. So is the eurozone back on track? Click […]

Nuclear threats, financial risks and trade agreement breakdowns — what's ahead for 2018

Jan 1, 2018
Here are some of the trends identified in the Stratfor Worldview's annual forecast.
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Eurozone hopes PIIGS may fly

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Aug 3, 2017
Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain show signs of economic recovery.
A European Union flag with the euro currency symbol waves in front to of the Greek Parliament in Athens, Greece.
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Will France abandon the euro?

Mar 9, 2017
The U.K. voted to leave the EU last June in a turbulent move. Will we see similar changes in France?
A view of euro banknotes.
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European Union finance ministers focus their attention on Greece bailout

May 23, 2016
Greece has a fresh round of austerity measures, but there's still disagreement over its debt relief.