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Bersani and Renzi Qualify For Next Week's Runoff

Emulating the French Socialists, Italy's Democratic Party staged a primary in the hope that this will pave way to electoral victory.Amiel Ungar, 11/27/2012, 9:56 PM

Catalonia Will Award Go Ahead To Independence Vote

Convergence and Unity, the moderate Catalan nationalist party, expects to get a vote of confidence to pursue independence.Amiel Ungar, 11/23/2012, 12:16 PM

France's Economic Woes Mean Trouble For The Eu

The problems facing the French economy also threaten the European Union as a whole.Amiel Ungar, 11/22/2012, 3:42 AM

Germany As Opposed To Europe Can Be Bountiful

To increase reelection prospects the German coalition is increasing welfare spending.Amiel Ungar, 11/7/2012, 4:15 AM

In Time Of Austerity EU Faces Tough Budget Choices

The EU is racing the clock to find a compromise on its 7 year budget.Amiel Ungar, 10/31/2012, 10:36 AM

Spanish Uncertainty Spooks Previous Optimism

Spain's Mariano Rajoy is being pressed to decide on whether Spain wants or rejects a bailout.Amiel Ungar, 9/25/2012, 2:50 AM

Catalans Want Economic Sovereignty; Madrid Says No

The economic crisis is unraveling the compromise reached on regional autonomy in SpainAmiel Ungar, 9/23/2012, 4:00 AM

Britain Downplays The European Meeting At Warsaw

Europe is making moves towards forming a federal state with a military capacity.Amiel Ungar, 9/20/2012, 4:08 PM

Is This The Awaited Solution Or Another EU Stopgap

The defeat of explicitly anti-EU parties in Dutch elections and German court's ruling on constitutionality of ESM avert crisis - for now.Amiel Ungar, 9/14/2012, 9:04 AM

Hollande Draws Fire From Both Left And Right

Francois Hollande has outlined his blueprint for taming the French budget deficit. No one is pleased.Amiel Ungar, 9/11/2012, 6:04 AM

France And Southern Europe Sense No Change

Francoise Hollande, who briefly inspired hope in both France and Southern Europe, no longer offers any.Amiel Ungar, 9/4/2012, 4:20 AM

Greeks Told That They Must Bite Economic Bullet

The statements coming out of Germany are intended to tell Greek PM Samaras not to imagine renegotiating bailout.Amiel Ungar, 8/24/2012, 5:46 AM

How Can Spain With 25% Unemployment Skimp Further?

Spain's economic crisis is felt in schools, supermarkets and rubbish bins.Amiel Ungar, 8/13/2012, 3:33 AM

Germany Fears Debt Union, Insists On Bailouts

Italy and Spain have sought to get the ECB to purchase their bonds. Germany has blocked this approach, stirring resentment.Amiel Ungar, 8/7/2012, 4:31 AM

The News From Europe Is Universally Depressing

The euro rallied today, but there are strong doubts it can keep up the pretense, given the succession of bad news. Germany's rating is down.Amiel Ungar, 7/26/2012, 4:46 AM

Valencia And Sicily Increase Debt Burden

The indebted regions have aggravated the financial plight of Spain and Italy and may lose some competencies.Amiel Ungar, 7/23/2012, 5:54 AM

Osborne Claims Austerity Success Allows Spending

Attempting to jump-start a sagging economy, Britain will underwrite loans to infrastructure projects.Amiel Ungar, 7/19/2012, 4:42 AM

Spain's Interest Rate Reaches Point Of No Return

European finance ministers hit resistance while trying to stave off a rout prompted by skyrocketing interest charges on Spanish debt.Amiel Ungar, 7/10/2012, 5:21 AM

US And Germany Criticize NATO Ally Rumania

Rumania, with looming financial crisis, is drawing criticism for tinkering with the constitution to impeach President BasescuAmiel Ungar, 7/10/2012, 5:01 AM

Hollande Hikes Taxes On Wealthy And Oil Industry

Despite calls for slashing government spending from the national audit, the Socialist government of France is signalling higher taxation.Amiel Ungar, 7/8/2012, 7:19 AM

Cyprus Takes Over The Rotating EU Presidency

Small countries that are economically endangered don't usually make successful European presidents.Amiel Ungar, 7/6/2012, 6:30 PM

David Cameron's Diminishing Room For Maneuver

David Cameron is increasingly hemmed in by Europe's evolution to greater centralization while his MPs call for getting out of EU.Amiel Ungar, 7/2/2012, 6:11 AM

Barroso Bristles As EU Is Lectured By Canada

Canadian Prime Minister chided European leaders for lack of resolution and adhering to extravagant social spending.Amiel Ungar, 6/21/2012, 5:39 AM

Socialists Consolidate Power In France

The French Socialists scored an absolute majority in the legislative elections, the first time they have accomplished this since 1981.Amiel Ungar, 6/18/2012, 9:34 AM

Greece: Heavy Lifting For A Narrow Coalition

The victory of New Democracy provides temporary relief for the Eurozone but the onerous problems remain.Amiel Ungar, 6/18/2012, 7:17 AM

Gordon Brown Urges Action Warns Of French Bailut

The simmering feud over policy between Germany and France was evident last week.Amiel Ungar, 6/17/2012, 1:40 PM

Greeks Irate Over "Favoritism" Extended To Spain

The usual cycle of solution, temporary euphoria and return to nervousness accompanied the Spanish bank bailout.Amiel Ungar, 6/14/2012, 3:22 AM

Spain Wants Bailout Without Calling It By Name

Spain wants direct help to its troubled banking system claims it is a cheaper alternative.Amiel Ungar, 6/6/2012, 5:20 PM

EU Warns France On Deficit And Competitiveness Lag

Feeling its way with the new French president, the EU reminds France that its obligations remain in force.Amiel Ungar, 6/1/2012, 5:07 AM

Greek Polls Brighten For Pro Austerity Parties

Greece very much wants to stay in the Euro and fears the consequences of an exit. This may shift the vote in the rerun of the elections.Amiel Ungar, 5/31/2012, 2:11 PM

Greeks To Stew And Ponder Euro Exit Implications

The EU hopes that some reality checks like a bank run coupled with growth promises will produce a positive Greek vote.Amiel Ungar, 5/16/2012, 10:47 PM

Growing Resignation Over Greek Euro Exit.

As hopes dim that Greece will abide by the austerity package, there is increasing acceptance that Greece may leave the euro.Amiel Ungar, 5/14/2012, 10:33 AM

Irish Yes On Stability Pact No Longer Done Deal

The elections in France and Greece have narrowed the odds on Irish approval of the European Stability Pact.Amiel Ungar, 5/13/2012, 5:05 AM

Election Victor Calls Austerity Policy Repression

It will be hard to put a coherent Greek government together, increasing jitters in the Eurozone.Amiel Ungar, 5/8/2012, 6:25 AM

Is Hollande's Challenge To Germany All Bluster?

For now the financial markets are discounting Francois Hollande's campaign pledges as mere rhetoric.Amiel Ungar, 5/6/2012, 5:55 AM

Geert Wilders Urges Return To The Nation State

The current financial crisis has stirred resentment against the EU and strengthened calls for restoring national sovereignty..Amiel Ungar, 5/4/2012, 5:26 AM

Sarkozy Shakes EU By Introducing The "R" Word

Even though his offer of a referendum reflects constitutional reality, Sarkozy's position further unnerves EU.Amiel Ungar, 4/27/2012, 3:45 AM

Sarkozy And Hollande Both Blame EU For Le Pen Vote

The success of anti-EU candidate Marine Le Pen has caused a slanging match between the EU and French politicians.Amiel Ungar, 4/25/2012, 5:13 AM

Ambassador Standley: Crisis Worst In EU's History

Ambassador Andrew Standley defended EU Mideast policy before skeptical journalists and conceded that the EU was facing its worst crisis.Amiel Ungar, 4/17/2012, 10:46 PM

Spanish Woes Take Their Toll On The Euro's Value

Investors are getting jittery about Europe with Spain becoming the epicenter of the crisisAmiel Ungar, 4/7/2012, 9:50 PM

German Pirates Polling Between 9-12 Percent

The surprising surge in the polls of the German Pirate party has shaken assumptions about German stability.Amiel Ungar, 4/5/2012, 3:47 AM

Angela Merkel's Room For Manouver Is Narrowing

Angela Merkel got a lopsided vote in the Bundestag favoring a bailout but is facing growing dissent in her coalition and public opinion.Amiel Ungar, 2/29/2012, 4:42 AM