Eurozone Crisis

Europe's Single Currency in Peril

Is Greece Really Back?

Mohamed El-Erian, Bloomberg View

Wanted: Inflation in Germany

Chris Johns, Irish Times

This is a week which will decide some of the ins and outs - who will be the stars in the EU firmament. It is a game played with some intensity. The nation states are all proposing...(full article)

It has been two years since Greece narrowly avoided an exit from the euro area that could have been disastrous for the country and extremely challenging for Europe and the global...(full article)

The current behaviour of global bond and equity markets could, as is often the case, be simply irrational. About the only way we can justify all-time highs in bond prices and stock...(full article)

It’s been five years since European governments tried to fight the H1N1 pandemic and wasted a colossal $3 billion of taxpayer money in doing so. Back then, they stocked up on Tam...(full article)

Just as the European left has had no solutions to the current crisis, neither will the nationalistic right. Places in relative decline often make headlines. That is the case with E...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Europe's Angry Voters - The Economist

Europe’s leaders need to cut the power of Brussels in many areas, but in some they need to extend it....

Something Is Rotten in Europe - Alan Posener, Die Welt

Yes, something is rotten in Europe. And the reaction from politicians in the big European party blocks makes it clear where the problem lies. In view of the strength of the anti-EU...

The Force Behind Europe's Populist Revolt - David Francis, Fiscal Times

Chronic economic problems and lack of leadership are fueling a populist revolution in Europe....

As Goes Greece, So Goes Europe? - Nikos Konstandaras, New York Times

While Europe struggles to cope with the economic crisis, and voters’ focus on domestic issues is seen as a swelling tide of opposition to an “ever closer union,” ...

Why Europe Threatens Britain's Recovery - Jeremy Warner, Telegraph

According to an Ipsos Mori poll this week, the public are more optimistic about the economy than at any time over the past 36 years. Job vacancies are soaring, skill shortages are ...

Europe's Economic Iron Curtain - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View

Looking at Europe as an entity centered in Brussels does not provide the best view of the web of interdependencies born of Moscow's erstwhile role as the nexus of a huge region. Fe...

Saving the Euro: Inside Europe's Plan Z - Peter Spiegel, Financial Times

The plan was drawn up by about two dozen officials in small teams at the European Commission in Brussels, the European Central Bank in Frankfurt and the IMF in Washington. Official...

Europe's Real Political Crisis: Apathy - Aurelien Mondon, The Conversation

It is widely predicted that far-right parties will be the big winners of the 2014 European elections. Some polls have even suggested that the French Front National, the Dutch Party...

They Saved the Eurozone but Forgot Its People - Matthew Yglesias, Vox

Remember the eurozone crisis? You don't hear much about it anymore, which could easily lead you to the conclusion that the problems have been solved. And to an extent they have bee...

Europe's Lost Generation Is Still Lost - Max Tholl, The European

Five years after the outbreak of the European debt crisis, youth unemployment shows no signs of abating. Unless politicians find a remedy, a whole generation will be forced into ex...

How French Leftists Learned to Love Austerity - A. Haldenby, Spectator

For years, George Osborne cut a rather lonely figure on the European stage. He was portrayed as the only major statesman who advocated austerity. But finally he has some company. A...

Europe's Precarious New Normal - Erik Berglof, Project Syndicate

As Europe’s leaders mull over their next steps and consider how to respond, Ukrainians should consider carefully how much they would gain by moving down the path of economic ...

It's Not Just About Obama - Thomas Friedman, New York Times

Is American foreign policy today the way it is because Obama is the way he is (cerebral, cautious, dispassionate) or is Obama the way Obama is on foreign policy because America is ...

Italy's Long Slide - Raymond de Souza, National Post

The question for workers in Italy today is not as dramatic as it was for much of the 20th century — is the path to true liberation found in the free economy or in a state-pla...

Europe's Next Moral Hazard - Hans-Werner Sinn, Project Syndicate

An increase in public debt causes a short-term surge in demand, helping to increase the degree of capacity utilization and keep unemployment in check. However, new debt is nothing ...

Why the European Union Will Survive - Robert Kaplan, Stratfor

The vision of Europe's elites a decade ago was too ambitious, but that does not mean at all that the age of the European Union is past. The European Union has a brighter future tha...

Sweden Turns Japanese - Paul Krugman, New York Times

Three years ago Sweden was widely regarded as a role model in how to deal with a global crisis. The nation’s exports were hit hard by slumping world trade but snapped back; i...

The New Old Euro Arguments - John Phelan, Wall Street Journal

Twenty-five years ago this week, the European Commission released its "Report on Economic and Monetary Union in the European Community." This dry-sounding document—better kno...

Europe's Half-Baked Banking Union - Bloomberg View

Europe is putting the finishing touches on a new banking union, with the aim of restoring confidence in the euro area's banks, reviving lending and ensuring the common currency's s...

Good Irish vs. Bad Greeks? - Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times

Last week, a funny thing happened on the way to the Acropolis. The bad, reckless Greeks, the mad shower who had defaulted on €100 billion of debt, went back into those markets...

Be Glad for Greeks Bearing Gifts - Christian Science Monitor

Greece's welcome return to financial markets after years of austerity shows Europe's economy is on the mend. Belt-tightening in the most-troubled euro nations is leading to growth....

3 Reasons Obama Just Got More Popular Abroad - Zack Beauchamp, Vox

American foreign policy may look like it's in shambles sometimes, but the world doesn't seem to think so. According to Gallup's US Global Leadership Project, a gigantic survey of o...

World Economy May Be Stuck in Neutral for Years - J. Warner, Telegraph

Low interest rates in the US and Greece are not a sign of recovery, but a warning of permanent stagnation, creating the potential for future financial instability...

Is Greece Really Out of the Woods? - Desmond Lachman, AEIdeas

Before placing too much weight on the market’s apparently rosy assessment of Greece’s economic prospects, it is well to recall the market’s very poor track record in antici...

Dithering Francois Stunned into Action - Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, Telegraph

After a revolt by voters, and losing ground to the far Right, the President of France had little choice but to promote 'Sarkozy’s clone.'...

Devastating Losses for France's Socialists - The Economist

A crushing defeat at French local elections has intensified pressure on François Hollande to reshuffle his government. At a second round of voting on March 30th, Mr Hollande’s S...

Can Matteo Renzi Fix Italian Politics? - Rob Edens, RealClearWorld

His dazzling ascent to Italy's highest political office is only matched by his prodigious ambitions. With a hyperactivity not seen in Europe since the early days of Sarkozy, for th...

The Educated Young Are Fleeing Europe - Daniel Tkatch, The European

They're getting out while the getting's good....

Greece's Desperate Youth - Theodora Matziropoulou, Suddeutsche Zeitung

It’s Saturday evening in Thessaloniki, and near my apartment building I’m approached by a young man I suspect is a drug addict. He asks me for money....

Regulation on Yogurt Is Blocking Greek Recovery - Peter Gumbel, Reuters

The news that Greek-style yogurt maker Chobani is looking to sell a minority stake that would value the company at around $2.5 billion should in theory be a big boost for Greece&rs...

What Really Went Wrong in Greece? - Daniel Gros, Project Syndicate

What went wrong in Greece was not the fiscal adjustment. On the contrary, austerity was perhaps too successful (and painful). But it was the wrong target....

How David Cameron Could Reshape Europe - Fraser Nelson, Spectator

If David Cameron were to divide Europe up, he’d make some crude distinctions. There would be the basket cases, like Italy, Spain, Greece, France — examples, by and larg...

Will Italy Accept Renzi's Reforms? - Milton Ezrati, The National Interest

Renzi’s rhetoric certainly sounds encouraging to pro-reform elements in Italy and elsewhere in Europe. He has hit on well-known elements advanced by Monti, recommended by the...

Europe Flirts with Deflation - New York Times

Some analysts and public officials say the beleaguered euro zone is finally on the road to recovery. Unemployment has decreased slightly, though it remains high at 12 percent, and ...

The Clash Between Necessity & Identity in Europe - Jan Techau, Carnegie

No matter how one twists and turns the needs of Europeans in the twenty-first century, it is hard to avoid more integration—not across the board toward an ever closer union, but ...

From Karlsruhe to Luxembourg: Judging Mario Draghi - Josef Joffe, WSJ

Leaders in Germany and beyond are secretly delighted with the European Central Bank chief....

Eurozone Crisis Is Just Getting Started - Jeremy Warner, Daily Telegraph

On the face of it, they seem worlds apart. Switzerland’s referendum vote against the free movement of labour, the ruling by the German Constitutional Court on the European Centra...

Saving Europe - Strobe Talbott, Brookings Institution

here will be no peace in Europe if the states are reconstituted on the basis of national sovereignty… The European states must constitute themselves into a federation....

The Threat of Another Euro Crisis - Gideon Rachman, Financial Times

The intellectual groundwork has been laid for a “stab-in-the-back” theory that will explain Germany’s problems by reference to the illegal and improvident acts of the Europea...

The One Law That Rules Europe - Juliane Mendelsohn, The European

The euro cannot be allowed to fail. Even pedantic German courts start to realize that now – thank goodness....

Europeans Are Telling the EU to F*** Off, Too - Alex Berezow, RCW

Now, the EU is upset. Or, at least Angela Merkel, the de facto empress of the EU, is pretending to be. However, what you won't hear in all of the press coverage is that "f*** the E...

A Greek Tragedy Still Looms for Europe - Dan O'Brien, Irish Independent

While the world's gaze has been elsewhere over the past 18 months, Greece remains by far the weakest link in the chain that holds the 18 states of the eurozone together. The Greek ...

The Reform Split in Southern Europe - Financial Times

Almost four years since the start of Europe’s sovereign debt crisis, the debate on the effectiveness of the eurozone response is still far from settled. In particular, economists...

The Eurozone Is a Danger to the World - Jeremy Warner, Daily Telegraph

Emerging markets are making headlines as they jack up interest rates to defend their currencies, but it is the eurozone that is still in a really bad way....

Polish FM: Months to Save Euro

The Latest Videos from Around the WorldPolish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski discusses the debt crisis affecting Europe and steps needed to be taken.Posted on September 16, 2011...

Eurozone News

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TV report said supplier was repackaging old meat to sell to chains....

Why the US is not as 'good' as Irel

Simon Anholt, creator of the Good Country Index, discusses what makes a country "good" and...

Dutch experts examine bodies at 'sh

Dutch forensic experts on Monday began examining the bodies from the MH17 plane disaster, as world l...

Palestinian death toll in Gaza tops

he U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state headed to Cairo on Monday to try to end two weeks of I...

Open mic catches Kerry on Gaza as t

US Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to criticize Israel in candid remarks caught on an open mi...

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Eurozone from The Compass Blog

Southern Europeans Don't Trust Thei

Less than one-in-five residents of Portugal, Spain, Greece and Italy say they have confidence in the...

Why Did Angela Merkel Win a Third T

The results are in: Angela Merkel will remain queen chancellor of Germany for another four years. ...

Who Doesn't Trust Banks? Europeans

Europeans are more likely to distrust banks than anyone else around the world, according to a new ...

Greek Parliament Member Yells "Heil

An MP for the ultra-right Golden Dawn party, Panayiotis Iliopoulos, was ejected from a session in ...

Some of Greece's Best Are Fleeing t

Over 120,000 Greek professionals have fled the country since 2010, according to a study from Unive...

EU Countries and Eurozone

  • EU countries in the Eurozone
  • Austria (1999)
  • Belgium (1999)
  • Cyprus (2008)
  • Finland (1999)
  • France (1999)
  • Germany (1999)
  • Greece (2001)
  • Ireland (1999)
  • Italy (1999)
  • Luxembourg (1999)
  • Malta (2008)
  • Netherlands (1999)
  • Portugal (1999)
  • Slovakia (2009)
  • Slovenia (2007)
  • Spain (1999)
  • EU countries not in the Eurozone
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom