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From Greek to Euro Crisis: How German Ideology Is Destroying Europe's Future

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 08.03.2016 | World
Jakob von Uexkull

The EU must and can settle internal deficits and surpluses, as long as these remain within the euro zone. Therefore, a better integration of economic and fiscal policies and a significant increase in economic transfers within the euro zone are needed.

ECB Struggling To Do 'Whatever It Takes' To Save Euro

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business

* Monti, Hollande call for action to cut excess borrowing costs * ECB rate decision, news conference on Sept. 6 * Marke...

Merkel: Fiscal Union An Unavoidable 'Herculean Task'

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business

* Merkel speaks in parliament before June 18-19 G20 summit * Calls debt mutualisation "counterproductive" * German leade...

Which Way for Europe?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.20.2012 | World
Robert Kuttner

While Greece is right on the razor's edge of default, and may yet be granted some overdue relief, the prospects for broader European recovery are still very bleak until the politics get a lot more radical.

IMF Head: World Economy In A 'Defining Moment'

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business

* IMF says larger euro firewall needed to deal with Italy, Spain * Lagarde wants more fiscal risk-sharing, such as euro zone bonds ...

Congress Grills Credit Agencies Over MF Global Collapse

Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

(Sarah N. Lynch) - Congressional investigators have launched an inquiry into the work of credit rating firms that examined MF Global Holdings Ltd's ri...

Where Is Hamilton When Europe Needs Him?

James Bacchus | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business
James Bacchus

The fundamental problem is that for all their summiting, for all their meticulous planning, and for all their considerable progress together for more than half a century, there is still no one country called "Europe."

Why the EU Won't Fix Anything This Weekend

Warren Mosler | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business
Warren Mosler

While the Germans aren't entirely wrong in their belief that lower deficits would restore funding capacity, I don't think they recognize that as currency users debt to GDP ratios may need to be under 30 percent to get to that point.

Europe Must Implement Its Own Plans and Stop Debating

Georges Ugeux | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Over the 14 ½ Summits of the European leadership since the beginning of the Greek crisis, very little has been actually decided. In order to avoid a further and catastrophic deterioration of the precarious situation of its public finance, action must be the absolute priority.

What Next For Greece And Europe?

New York Times | PETER BOONE and SIMON JOHNSON | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

Uncertainty about potential loan losses in Europe continues to roil markets around the world. For many investors, taxpayers and ordinary people there ...