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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:17:26 ESTSpanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in an interview that European leaders need to deliver growth and make a better case for the European Union, in what amounted to a pep talk to the beleaguered establishment.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:41:03 ESTDutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders was found guilty of insulting and inciting discrimination against Moroccans in a verdict that could strengthen his poll numbers ahead of general election in the Netherlands.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:06:38 ESTRussia has been moving to deploy antiship missile systems, air defenses and nuclear-capable missiles to its exclave on the Baltic Sea, in what officials in Washington and Brussels see as a test.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:50:06 ESTPrime Minister Theresa May insists Britain can fashion a post-Brexit arrangement with the EU tailored to its own interests, Laurence Norman and Stephen Fidler write, but some in Brussels see limits to how special that deal can be.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:37:35 ESTThe European Central Bank prolonged its extraordinary lifeline to weak eurozone economies, just days before the U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to move in the opposite direction and raise interest rates.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:47:47 ESTPrime Minister Binalil Yildirim announces a $72 billion fund to help local businesses hurt by a lira that has been weakened by political uncertainty, including a state of emergency.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:03:20 ESTInvestors have been left hanging for months over the fate of the European Central Bank’s €1.7 trillion bond-purchase program. Now, the wait could be over.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:14:34 ESTThe main reason Europe isn’t in turmoil after the Italian referendum is that Italy’s problems are likely—for now, at least—to stay in Italy. That isn’t the case with Greece, Simon Nixon writes.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:16:23 ESTGerman companies are quietly boosting investments in Russia even as Western leaders are warning Moscow about new sanctions for its behavior in Syria.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:46:16 ESTItaly’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi formally resigned on Wednesday after the Senate approved the country’s 2017 budget, paving the way for a rapid change of government.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:25:07 ESTBanks in Switzerland once offered a teenager-to-retirement career path. That is no longer the case, as heightened regulations, ultralow interest rates and a tech industry competing for talent have upended the profession.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:42:49 ESTOfficials have lost track of as many as 13,000 people who registered in Greece’s camps for Europe-bound migrants.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:38:22 ESTVisiting Prime Minister Theresa May also tells Persian Gulf leaders she understands the Iranian threat in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:06:43 ESTThe EU’s Brexit point man sought to put the U.K. on the defensive, laying out a tight timetable for talks and warning that, once it had exited the bloc, Britain would need to come back to hammer out an agreement on future ties.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:39:54 ESTThe European Central Bank is expected to extend its monetary stimulus on Thursday, but it is running out of room to keep buying bonds, the bank’s most important tool to bolster the eurozone.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:13:40 ESTThe verdict, which rejected accusations that Andreas Georgiou exceeded his powers while conveying Greek fiscal data to the EU, is likely to please Greece’s creditors but leaves other, more serious charges pending.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:42:58 ESTDueling opera houses on the Maltese island of Gozo (population about 37,000) have a decades-old rivalry marked by feuds, dirty tricks and one-upmanship; ‘like Romeo and Juliet, without the violence.’
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:39:16 ESTFrench President François Hollande appointed one of his close allies, Bernard Cazeneuve, to succeed Manuel Valls as France’s prime minister until the country’s presidential elections next spring.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:35:01 ESTItaly’s parliament has scheduled a vote on its 2017 budget law Wednesday, which could pave the way for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to leave office soon afterward.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:29:34 ESTSupport is collapsing across the continent for Europe’s mainstream leftist parties, with Italian voters’ rebuke of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Sunday just the latest instance.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:49:40 ESTEuroskeptic parties vary in their prescriptions but are putting pressure on mainstream politicians to address perceived flaws in the EU and common currency. Elections next year in several European nations will go far to determine the fate of continental integration.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:02:54 ESTGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel called for the prohibition the full facial veil, as she sought to shore up her party’s conservative flank at its annual convention.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:01:45 ESTGerman manufacturing orders surged at the start of the fourth quarter, beating forecasts, in another sign that Europe’s largest economy has picked up speed.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:46:40 ESTItalian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s resignation on Monday could herald the end of aggressive efforts to overhaul one of Europe’s worst-performing economies, compounding the continent’s woes and increasing the stress on its common currency.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:03:14 ESTItalian bank stocks tumbled after voters rejected constitutional overhauls, stirring fresh turmoil in the nation’s battered financial sector and possibly culminating in the nationalization of troubled lender Banca Monte dei Paschi.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:25:15 ESTFrench Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared his candidacy for the presidency, seeking to bolster the left’s electoral chances amid record low approval ratings for the government he helped lead for the last two and a half years.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:05:44 ESTBritain’s Supreme Court began hearing arguments over whether Prime Minister Theresa May has to consult Parliament before starting Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:08:31 ESTAn appeals court on Monday rejected Turkey’s request to extradite the first three of eight military officers who fled to Greece in the wake of the failed coup attempt in their country, officials said.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:39:38 ESTEurozone finance ministers, seeking to get the IMF to participate in Greece’s bailout, agreed on a package of short-term measures that could ease the country’s debt load by around a fifth in 2060.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:53:32 ESTItalian voters on Sunday rejected constitutional changes backed by the government, prompting Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to announce his resignation and handing populists a victory in the heartland of Europe.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:26:29 ESTEuropean politicians reacted to Italians’ rejection of proposed constitutional changes and the resignation announcement of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi with a mixture of anxiety and satisfaction—depending on their vantage points.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:06:08 ESTItalian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s plans to resign after losing Sunday’s referendum come at a critical juncture for the European Central Bank.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:06:20 ESTAustrians voted against an anti-immigrant populist as their next president by a resounding margin, bucking a trend of nationalist electoral successes across the West.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:12:29 ESTPoliticians and policy makers across the eurozone are deeply worried about an approaching standoff that has already threatened to derail Greece’s bailout program twice before, Simon Nixon writes.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:09:34 ESTThe boost that Ireland’s economy will receive from a relocation of businesses leaving the U.K. is unlikely to offset Brexit’s negative impact on exports and other activity.