Euro Financial Crisis

COVID-19: Make or Break Time for the Euro

euro, cc Flickr Enrico Matteucci, modified,

The Greek sovereign debt crisis left cracks in the foundation of the grand experiment of the euro. Will COVID-19 pry them open?

Amid Budget Uncertainty, Italian Debt Holders Quietly Head for the Exits

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Nervous investors are shedding Italian debt ahead of the new coalition government’s first budget.

Global Forecast (05-28-2018)


New elections loom in Italy, the Trump-Kim summit gets back on track, and a Congressional bombshell on China Communist Party subversion in New Zealand.

Global Forecast (04-17-2018)


Ambivalence in the United States on new Russia sanctions, a Jupiter rises to defend democracy in Europe, and the IMF predicts solid global growth for 2018.

Hungarian Voters Deal a Blow to the European Union

Orban, cc Flickr European People's Party, modified,

Viktor Orbán’s decisive election victory sets the stage for a long-delayed East-West battle over what lies at the heart of the European Union.

Italy: Still Part of the PIGS Club?

EUItalyFlag, CC Flickr Ed Uthman, modified,

Has austerity and EU intervention forestalled the possibility of a Greece-like repeat in Italy, or merely delayed it?

CDU-SPD Coalition Deal Reached in Germany

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After heaping concessions onto the final deal with the SPD, Angela Merkel might just get her fourth term as Germany’s chancellor.

Coalition Talks to Impact Economy, EU Policy in Germany

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Angela Merkel is poised to come out on top in next week’s Germany elections, but coalition negotiations will be anything but easy.

Greek Bailouts: From Impasse to Breakthrough and Back Again

DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 26JAN13 - Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC; World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member is seen during the Session 'The Global Economic Outlook' at the Annual Meeting 2013 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 26, 2013.. . Copyright by World Economic Forum. . Moritz Hager

A sense of déjà vu has descended on talks over the next tranche of bailout funding for Greece.

Merkel’s CDU Defeated in Regional Elections

Merkk, cc Flickr, Maxence, modified,

Germany’s Angela Merkel is holding the line on the “open door” policy, and it’s costing her party at the ballot box.

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