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Germany, France Push For Power To Reject Eurozone Budgets

Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

Germany and France stepped up a drive on Monday for intrusive powers to reject national budgets in the euro zone that breach EU rules, as a market...

EU Executive To Propose New Bank Fee Regulations

Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

The European Union's executive will propose new rules for bank fees after failing to persuade the industry to make its charges more transparent, a...

Merkel's Call For EU Presidential Election Met With Skepticism, Praise

AP | By DON MELVIN | Posted 11.16.2011 | World

BRUSSELS -- The European Union is often derided for being run by faceless bureaucrats. Germany's governing party thinks it has a solution: a direct vo...

Stop Digital Arms Trade From Western Countries

Marietje Schaake | Posted 01.15.2012 | Technology
Marietje Schaake

Western technology companies play an essential role for foreign governments in tracking down, censoring and spying on dissidents. The EU and the US need to increase their oversight to protect people and to remain credible.

Perry's Gaffe Represents Poor Texan and U.S. Educational Performance; Civics Lesson Needed

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.11.2012 | Education
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Without a strong American commitment to a quality education, it is no surprise that Rick Perry, a son of this education system, cannot recall government agencies.

Berlusconi Quits

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


The EU 'Rescue Fund' -- Part Of The Problem, Not The Solution

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

There is still much to be decided before EU leaders can claim to have provided a comprehensive and credible plan to end the sovereign debt crisis.

Outrageous Arrogance and Greek Fraud

Michael Farr | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Michael Farr

Outrageous as the Greek situation may be, it could foreshadow our own fate. It is imperative that the United States be able to afford the lifestyle and government we choose.

Europe: From Dream to Nightmare

The European Magazine | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
The European Magazine

Maybe the EU has served its purpose. Maybe its task of reconciling states after the destruction of the Third Reich, the USSR and Yugoslavia has been fulfilled. Maybe we don't actually need an EU any more.

Europe's Private-Sector Slowdown 'Pointing To Recession,' Experts Say

Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

(Anooja Debnath) - Private sector activity in the euro zone shrank at its fastest pace in 28 months in October as the debt crisis sapped new busin...

ECB Make Surprise Decision On Debt Crisis Fears

Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank cut its main interest rate by 25 basis points to 1.25 percent on Thursday as the euro zone's worsening debt ...

EU Commission Defends Proposal To Label Oil Sands Fuel

Posted 12.28.2011 | Green

The European Union's climate commissioner announced this week that the EU's plans to label all fuel produced from oil sands as "highly polluting" are ...

European Official: EU Banks Need To Raise $140 Billion

AP | GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS — Big banks found themselves under pressure in Europe's debt crisis Saturday, with finance chiefs pushing them to raise billions of eur...

EU Approves Latest Greece Debt Bailout

Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS - Euro zone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund have approved the payment of the next tranche of financial support to G...

Jason Linkins

If EU Bans Ratings Agencies From Evaluating Bailout Countries, Who Will Investors Turn To For Terrible Advice? | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

The Wall Street Journal reports today that the EU is "leaning toward proposing a ban on the issuing of sovereign credit ratings for countries in bailo...

In Europe, Fatigued Pilots Could Be 'Drunk' Pilots

Posted 12.20.2011 | Travel

Under proposed new aviation rules in the European Union, pilots could see their duty hours go from nine to 13 hours, reports the Daily Mail. That mean...

Stagflation Risk and What This Means for Stocks

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

As the outlook for growth continues to deteriorate, whilst the price for goods and services remain stubbornly high, the risk of stagflation returns. This would be a tough scenario, where policy options tackling one of these issues would only worsen the other.

EU Considering Massive Cuts In Food Aid For Poor

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 12.14.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — The European Union is considering a roughly 75 percent cut in funding for a program that helps feed 18 million of its poorest citizen...

Serbia To Receive EU Candidate Status

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 12.12.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — The European Union granted Serbia candidate status Wednesday but refused to set a date to begin formal accession talks into the 27-na...

Courting Disaster: Eight Addictions Preventing Greece's Economic Recovery

Vanessa Andris | Posted 12.04.2011 | World
Vanessa Andris

There comes a time in every potentially fatal crisis when diplomacy becomes a criminal disservice and people who really care need to speak the unvarnished truth.

Greek Recession Complicates Efforts To Emerge From Debt Crisis

Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

The Greek economy will remain stuck in recession next year, underlining the challenge the country faces in creating enough growth to claw its way ...

Merkel in the Kitchen

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.30.2011 | World
Jeff Danziger


Kosovo: Madam President to the Rescue

Fron Nahzi | Posted 11.29.2011 | World
Fron Nahzi

With no prior political experience, Ms. Jahjaga went from obscurity to prominence in a matter of days, literally, which may have proven to be a blessing in disguise for her and Kosovo.

EU Eases Cap-And-Trade Plan For Airlines

AP | By DON MELVIN | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green

BRUSSELS -- An EU program aimed at slowing climate change will allow airlines to emit 85 percent of their carbon dioxide limits for free in the hope t...

Two Countries Denied Entry To Europe's Free-Travel Zone

AP | By DON MELVIN | Posted 11.22.2011 | World

BRUSSELS -- Romania and Bulgaria, the European Union's two newest members, were denied entry into Europe's borderless free-travel zone Thursday when E...