Posts Tagged: hollande

Outfoxed by Club Med German Dominance in Doubt after Summit Defeat

Chancellor Merkel suffered a bruising defeat at last week’s Brussels summit after the leaders of Italy, Spain and France ganged up on her. Europe’s power relations have shifted as a result. It looks like Germany will no longer be calling

Outfoxed by Club Med German Dominance in Doubt after Summit Defeat

Chancellor Merkel suffered a bruising defeat at last week’s Brussels summit after the leaders of Italy, Spain and France ganged up on her. Europe’s power relations have shifted as a result. It looks like Germany will no longer be calling

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‘Breakthrough’ achieved in Brussels

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (l), European Council President Herman Van Rompuy (c) and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (r) give a joint news conference at the end of the European Summit in Brussels on Friday. After 18

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‘Breakthrough’ achieved in Brussels

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (l), European Council President Herman Van Rompuy (c) and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (r) give a joint news conference at the end of the European Summit in Brussels on Friday. After 18

Saving the Euro Europe Under Pressure to Fulfil G-20 Promises

dapd World leaders emerged from the G-20 meeting in Mexico satisfied that Europe is making progress on efforts to save the common currency from collapse. But now the euro zone must come up with a concrete plan. Expectations are high

Saving the Euro Europe Under Pressure to Fulfil G-20 Promises

dapd World leaders emerged from the G-20 meeting in Mexico satisfied that Europe is making progress on efforts to save the common currency from collapse. But now the euro zone must come up with a concrete plan. Expectations are high

A Game of Euro Chicken Playing Until the Germans Lose Their Nerve

An old post from Spiegel International REUTERS In the ongoing game of euro chicken, will the Germans balk? Or lay more golden eggs? For Germany, being part of the European Union has always included an element of blackmail. France has

A Game of Euro Chicken Playing Until the Germans Lose Their Nerve

An old post from Spiegel International REUTERS In the ongoing game of euro chicken, will the Germans balk? Or lay more golden eggs? For Germany, being part of the European Union has always included an element of blackmail. France has

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Greek Voting Past, Europe Returns to Fiscal Rescue

After Greek elections eased fears that the country’s exit from the euro zone was imminent, attention turned Monday to an even bigger challenge: restoring the economic body to health with Greece still in it. A respite from market pressure early Monday proved

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Greek Voting Past, Europe Returns to Fiscal Rescue

After Greek elections eased fears that the country’s exit from the euro zone was imminent, attention turned Monday to an even bigger challenge: restoring the economic body to health with Greece still in it. A respite from market pressure early Monday proved

Euro Crisis Shifts To Spain As Merkel Faces G-20 Pressure

  Europe’s financial crisis deepened and enveloped Spain, raising pressure on German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a meeting of world leaders to shift her stance on measures to shield the global economy. President Barack Obama, who has blamed the crisis for a slowdown

Euro Crisis Shifts To Spain As Merkel Faces G-20 Pressure

  Europe’s financial crisis deepened and enveloped Spain, raising pressure on German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a meeting of world leaders to shift her stance on measures to shield the global economy. President Barack Obama, who has blamed the crisis for a slowdown

Hollande Deficit Vow Lures Investors To French Debt: Euro Credit

  French voters head to the polls this weekend with at least one material benefit from President Francois Hollande’s three-week-old reign: record low borrowing costs. The yield on France’s benchmark 10-year bond slid last week to an all-time low of 2.07 percent. The

Hollande Deficit Vow Lures Investors To French Debt: Euro Credit

  French voters head to the polls this weekend with at least one material benefit from President Francois Hollande’s three-week-old reign: record low borrowing costs. The yield on France’s benchmark 10-year bond slid last week to an all-time low of 2.07 percent. The