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Eurozone Crisis

It's Time for the Direct Election of a European President

Tony Blair | Posted 01.26.2013 | World
Tony Blair

I shall resist the temptation of being the Brit outside the euro trying to tell everyone inside why it was a bad idea. First, because I don't think it is a bad idea. In principle, a single currency along with a single market makes sense for Europe. Second, because in any event, we are where we are.

Thousands Protest Latest Austerity Measures

Reuters | Posted 01.24.2013 | Business

* Students, teachers protest against Monti's cuts * Far right group, anti-fascists also plan rallies ROME, Nov 24 (Reute...

Greece Bailout Crisis a Warning for U.S. Politicians Facing the Nation's Fiscal Cliff

Sheldon Filger | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
Sheldon Filger

Greece is not only suffering appalling economic devastation. It is also presenting to the world a modern-day national Cassandra, with a prophetic warning that is especially relevant for American policymakers.

Greece Is at the Crossroads With the IMF in Tow

Elena Panaritis | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Elena Panaritis

While Greeks need to do more internally to help themselves, the IMF's modus operandi should also change and go back to its basics so that Greece does not become another loan addict, but an economic success story.

Recession AGAIN?!

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business

* Euro zone GDP falls 0.1 pct in third quarter * France, Germany rise 0.2 but Netherlands, Spain, Italy fall * Belgium ...

Bad News For European Bankers

Reuters | John O'Donnell | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries will consider a proposal this week for an absolute cap on the total bonus paid to bankers, EU officials ...

Merkel: 'Ambitious Roadmap' Needed To Save Eurozone

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business

BRUSSELS, Nov 7 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on fellow European leaders on Wednesday to agree an ambitious, concrete plan for ...

Europe Just Had A Terrible Month

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

* Euro zone composite PMI sinks to 45.7 in Oct * Headline index at lowest since June 2009 * Services PMI also falls slig...

The Myth of the Exploding Welfare State

The European Magazine | Posted 12.29.2012 | World
The European Magazine

Public debt has become the main argument against the welfare state. But the two are barely related.

Glass Half Full, America

Imogen Lloyd Webber | Posted 12.25.2012 | Business
Imogen Lloyd Webber

We live in a globalized, interlinked, economy -- and compared to everywhere else at the moment, America is a good place to be. At present, Europeans feel like passengers on the Titanic.

'You Can Cook Tasty Meatballs With Leftover Ground Beef'

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

* 59 pct of Italian families recycle leftovers * Italy wastes food worth 11 billion euros every year By Antonella Cianci...

Pride and Prejudice: Why Parenting Is Different for Me

Dafna Maor | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Dafna Maor

As the parent of a child with autism, I discovered a peculiar thing: Many things that cause stress, or at least some annoyance, to other parents are causes for joy or at least satisfaction for me.

Country That You Do Not Associate With Euro Really Wants To Adopt It

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business

BERLIN (Reuters) - Panama would like to introduce the euro as legal tender alongside the U.S. dollar, President Ricardo Martinelli told German Chancel...

'We're No Longer Seen As Second-Class Citizens'

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2012 | Business

* Italian, Spanish bond yields are the new "fear index" * Politicians and public learn the bond market vocabulary * Deal...

Europeans On EU's Nobel Peace Prize: 'Is This A Joke?'

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business

By Karolina Tagaris ATHENS, Oct 12 (Reuters) - "Is this a joke?" said Chrisoula Panagiotidi, 36, an Athens beautician, laughing derisi...

IMF To Eurozone: Cut Greece And Spain Some Slack

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

* IMF endorses giving Greece more time to meet targets * Germany says ditching debt-cutting goals hurts confidence * Dev...

Presenting The Latest Female Politician To Face Heightened Scrutiny For Wearing The Same Thing That Every Male Politician Wears Every Day

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business

Can a powerful lady in a fitted pantsuit fuel riots? Apparently, she can, at least according to some financial media outlets. Business Insider h...

Eurozone To Launch Bailout Fund, With Hopes Spain Will Beg For Aid

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers will launch their 500 billion euro ($653.00 billion) perma...

EU Group Recommends Separating Consumers' Money From High-Risk Banking

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2012 | Business

* Liikanen group recommends structural change to make banks safer * Regulators at European Commission to consider the proposals ...

Austerity Has Failed in Europe, but What's Next?

Rajan Menon | Posted 11.30.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

To many Europeans, pronouncements that a monetary union without a fiscal counterpart could only have ended in a train wreck smack of an "I told you so" smugness. There's a bigger problem with this conceited view.

Bad News For i-Bankers

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business

* Global investment banking fees $15.5 bln in Q3 * JP Morgan tops fees league table By Kylie MacLellan and Douwe Miedema...

Could Prostitution Classes Solve Spain's Jobs Crisis?

Posted 09.25.2012 | World

Could the world’s oldest profession be the newest solution to Spain's jobs crisis? “Immediate opportunity! Professional prostitution classes. V...

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso: "EU rescued people's savings"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

European federation, Greek bailout - and artists. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso remains in the center of the European storm. And, he says, the solution to the current crisis is more integration.

One Irish Pub Closes Every Day In Ireland

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.25.2012 | Small Business

The Irish economy is so bad, even the country's famed pubs are hurting. One pub closes every day in Ireland, according to a new report in USA Toda...

Happy Start to the School Year

Dafna Maor | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Dafna Maor

I cannot think of a better gift for the coming Jewish year than knowing that your child is a caring, helpful friend.