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How likely is the Greek bailout strategy to succeed?

The biggest problem facing the Eurozone may be too late to avoid: a Greek exit from the Euro. While both sides are unprepared and unwilling to accept this worst-case scenario, hope still remains

Economics International The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Germany and Greece leaders meet to talk about economic concerns. Singapore hosts summit on rubber prices. Brazil waits to hear central bank address. The French far right hope for strong

Europe Finance

Britain wins ECB battle, but has it won the war?

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) granted the UK an important victory against the European Central Bank (ECB) on March 4, with a ruling that prevents the central bank from limiting

Europe Security

Can the EU create a common defence policy?

Although countries have framed the debate about arms exports to Russia and Iraq in largely economic or national terms, defence policy also plays an important part in these debates, especially

Economics Europe

Is Germany’s proposed minimum a Euro-zone win-win?

Germany is about to set a statutory minimum wage as Angela Merkel gave in to the demands of the Social Democrats in an attempt to form a coalition government. Can

Europe Politics

Turkey’s EU membership inches forward

After a three and a half year hiatus, negotiations with Turkey on its accession into the European Union will reopen. Negotiations with Turkey were supposed to occur in June of

Economics Europe

France’s economic malaise spurs regional doubts

France’s dour political and economic climate puts European economic progress in doubt. Highest unemployment in 16 years and the worst Presidential polling approval in French history contribute to a worrying outlook

Europe Politics

Grand Coalition or Odd Couple? Merkel’s Dilemma

Despite the resounding victory, Chancellor Merkel faces a politically risky decision that will have far-reaching consequences for the stability of her government and for the German and European economies. On

Economics Europe

Overdue Privatization Looms in Slovenia After Euro-crisis

Long lauded as the European poster child for successful post-communist liberalization and integration, Slovenia has felt the brunt of the global and European economic crises. After gaining independence from Yugoslavia

Economics Europe

Will Snowden Affair Derail EU-US Free Trade Talks?

The latest revelations made by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden that US security agencies are actively involved in electronic surveillance of European phone and internet traffic cast another shadow on the