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Euro crisis: Why Joseph Stiglitz is wrong

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:24:09 +0100

Alternatives économiques , Paris – In his latest book the American Nobel prize for ‘a smooth exit’ from the euro. Unfortunately, his stance reflects a deep misunderstanding of the realities of the old continent, says the editor-in-chief of Alternatives Economiques. See more.

Greek bailout: Washington Advised Greece in Bailout Negotiations

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:17:52 +0100

I Kathimerini, Athens – The US urged Athens to avoid attacks on Germany and to find allies. See more.

Greece gets third bailout: Back home

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:58:04 +0100

Trouw, Amsterdam – Cartoon. See more.

More austerity for Greece: Loading up the boat

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 16:34:32 +0100

I Kathimerini, Athens – Cartoon. See more.

After the agreement on the Greek debt: ‘Greece might no longer be a country by the end of this week’

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:09:03 +0100

, – There are only losers in the agreement clinched on Monday at dawn by Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and his eurozone partners. First and foremost the Greek people and the German and European leaders, believes the European press. See more.

Greek crisis towards a solution: ‘The confidence argument will end up going against those parties who betted on a Grexit’

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:28:41 +0100

, – As European head of State and government were still on a last-ditch summit over Greece in Brussels, European dailies were expressing disappointment about the consequences for the Union of a crisis that had pushed to the limits the nerves of the European citizens and leaders. See more.

European press review: ‘Everybody has begun to agree that the eurozone is not one, sacred and indivisible’

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:51:48 +0100

, – The day after a summit of eurozone leaders where Alexis Tsipras presented precious few new reforms and asked for a new aid plan, the European press seems to be losing patience with a crisis whose main actors appear incapable of finding a mutually beneficial way out. See more.

After the referendum in Greece: ‘Eurozone leaders will face Grexit’

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:32:05 +0100

, – Eurozone leaders are gathering in Brussels on Tuesday evening to resume discussions on the financial situation in Greece. The European press wonders whether they will even be able to talk to each other after Greeks overwhelmingly said “no” to the previous bailout plan. See more.

After the referendum in Greece: ‘The odyssey is far from over’

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:28:49 +0100

, – The clear victory of the “no” ("OXI" in greek) vote in Sunday’s referendum unambiguously shows that Greek voters want an end to the austerity measures pushed for by Greece’s international creditors and eurozone partners. While largely welcoming this expression of democracy, the European press stresses that an agreement on a new aid plan is indispensable. See more.

Greferendum: OXI!

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 22:31:50 +0100

To Ethnos, Athens – Cartoon. See more.

Referendum in Greece: Europe at its worst

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:53:17 +0100

eutopia, Rome – It could not have gone worse, says political scientist Piero Ignazi: the most pessimistic predictions have all turned out to be true. Worse than that, they are past every limit. There is, in fact, no limit to the worse. See more.

Greek Crisis: ‘Greece and euroland: A battle for credibility’

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:55:41 +0100

Rzeczpospolita, Warsaw – See more.

Referendum in Greece: Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz calls to vote ‘no’ to bailout plan

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:42:16 +0100

Project Syndicate, Prague – See more.

Greek crisis: Greece will need much more

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:06:35 +0100

Hospodářské Noviny, Prague – See more.

Greek crisis: Greece is now in bad company

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:49:16 +0100

De Standaard, Brussels – See more.

Greek crisis: Greece and the EU are flexing their muscles

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:43:57 +0100

Gazeta Wyborcza, Warsaw – See more.

Greek debt crisis: Tsipras played his last chips

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:39:18 +0100

I Kathimerini, Athens – By calling for a referendum on 5 July on on the series of austerity measures demanded by Greece's creditors in exchange for a bail-out plan, Greek prime minister spread distrust among Eurozone partners and put his country on the brink of economic disaster. See more.

Profile: Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the euro doc

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:31:13 +0100

Vrij Nederland, Amsterdam – Can he hold together the monetary union and prevent a Greek default? As Jeroen Dijsselbloem is likely to be reappointed as president of the Eurogroup, Vrij Nederland looks into the career and style of the Dutch Finance minister. See more.

You recommend: Advertising the EU

Fri, 22 May 2015 23:57:27 +0100

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A reader suggests: Germany endangers eurozone stability

Mon, 18 May 2015 22:03:02 +0100

The Daily Telegraph, London – See more.

Investigating Germany’s new role in Europe: The Fourth Reich, really?

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:56:12 +0100

Der Spiegel, Hamburg – See more.

Economic recovery: Looking within as a growth model for Europe

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:41:52 +0100

eutopia, Rome – The EU is the world’s largest and most elaborate internal market. If it is to survive, it has to look within to see its potential as a driving force to trigger growth, writes Italian economist Innocenzo Cipolletta. See more.

Debt crisis: Black sheep Berlin

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:37:29 +0100

Coulisses de Bruxelles, Brussels – See more.

Debt crisis: Let’s kick Germany out of the Eurozone

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:11:38 +0100

Foreign Policy, Washington DC – See more.

Elections in Greece — Seen from Europe: ‘Athens has no interest in losing the support of the EU’

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:05:21 +0100

, – Following the victory of Greek radical left party Syriza in an early general election on 25 January, the European press asks what the continent’s first overtly anti-austerity government will mean for the Union. See more.

ECB’s quantitative easing: ‘One trillion to boost Europe’

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:16:45 +0100

, – On 22 January the European Central Bank announced it will plough €1.1 trillion into the eurozone economy in an unprecedented bond-buying scheme to pump money into the eurozone and prevent deflation. The European press reacted both with enthusiasm and anger — depending on the country. See more.

ECB’s quantitative easing: Hard pressure

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:04:05 +0100

De Groene Amsterdammer, Amsterdam – Cartoon. See more.

Early elections in Greece: ‘On Tuesdays the euro, on Fridays the drachma’

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:49:24 +0100

Der Spiegel, Hamburg – See more.

2014 in Review: Angela Merkel, person of the year

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 10:44:57 +0100

The Times, London – See more.

Greek Presidential Election: Leaders raise fears over euro membership

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:27:57 +0100

I Kathimerini, Athens – See more.

Eurozone: ‘Europe stops; Draghi’s push’

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:31:45 +0100

Corriere della Sera, Milan – See more.

Juncker’s investment plan: ‘The last chance to overcome the crisis’

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:00:17 +0100

, – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker presented a €315bn investment plan for stimulating the European economy on 26 November. See more.

Banks: ‘Italy under pressure as nine banks fail stress tests’

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:44:46 +0100

Financial Times, London – See more.

Eurozone: The seven fears of the markets

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:51:46 +0100

De Volkskrant, Amsterdam – See more.

Eurozone: ‘Fear of another recession in the EU makes stock market sink’

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:02:21 +0100

El Mundo, Madrid – See more.

European Central Bank: Can Mario Draghi save the eurozone alone?

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:19:47 +0100

Le Monde, Paris – See more.

Stagnating growth: ‘Eurozone recovery shudders to a halt’

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:08:29 +0100

Financial Times, London – See more.

ECB and interest Rates: ‘The Rate Shock’

Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:07:46 +0100

Die Welt, Berlin – See more.

Monetary Policy: ‘Eurozone deflation fears add to pressure on Draghi’

Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:04:51 +0100

Financial Times, London – See more.

European Central Bank: “Mario Caesar Draghi”

Fri, 23 May 2014 10:59:25 +0100

Handelsblatt, Düsseldorf – See more.

Banking Union: A major leap forward

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:45:23 +0100

Le Monde, Paris – The agreement concluded by European Finance Ministers on December 18 provides for a single resolution mechanism for banks and will pave the way for a single resolution fund. As such it amounts to an important step towards a real monetary union, but not a definitive one. See more.

Bailout: ‘ECB assumes Portugal will have a new programme’

Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:58:35 +0100

Público, Lisbon – See more.

Ireland: Different day, same old austerity story

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:52:05 +0100

Irish Independent, Dublin – Ireland awoke on December 16 finally free of three years of crippling troika economic planning. However, despite financial sovereignty returning to Dublin, the country will find that just as events drove much of the crisis, so too will they drive policy in the post-troika era. See more.

Ireland: ‘Noonan signals early move to cut income tax as State exits bailout’

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11:44:05 +0100

The Irish Times, Dublin – See more.

Banking: ‘ECB to get tough on sovereign bond risks’

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:42:11 +0100

Financial Times, London – See more.

Greece: Frosty outlook

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:04:39 +0100

I Kathimerini, Athens – Cartoon. See more.

Banking Union: Eurozone edges towards key goal

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:21:16 +0100

La Vanguardia, Barcelona – See more.

Latvia: The euro steams in against nostalgic backdrop

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:16:05 +0100

Eesti Päevaleht, Tallinn – On January 1, the Latvians will shift to the single currency. Latvians have been able to buy their new coins since December 10, amid an atmosphere of excitement tinged with concern. See more.