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Spain’s Unpaid CERN Dues Collide With Business Interests NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
One might think that being late in paying dues to a laboratory of particle physics someplace in the Alps is no big deal. One would be wrong. Take the case of Spain.
The Troika Takes Fright in Greece NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 40 Minutes ago
After four years of facing down angry protests, cantankerous unions, masked rioters and ornery Greek politicians, visiting budget inspectors got a real fright when they visited Greece’s finance ministry for the umpteenth time Tuesday: angry gov...
Problems Building for ECB Skyscraper NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 1 Minute ago
More than a decade in the making, over budget by up to €350 million ($480.8 million) and already too small—these are the problems the European Central Bank is facing now with its brand new skyscraper.
Signs of Improvement in Spain? Look to Prepaid Mobile Phone Cards NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Signs of economic improvement keep springing up in Spain. The latest: Spanish residents are recharging prepaid mobile phone cards at a faster rate than last year.
French Regions Face Welfare Squeeze NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
With its budget for 2014, the French government stressed what it called unprecedented efforts to control spending, while resorting less to new taxes. Slow growth, however, has raised the burden on the country’s generous welfare system.
Greece: Extremism and Austerity NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 1 Month, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
A recent wave of politically motivated violence has shocked Greece and once again stoked fears about civil unrest in Europe’s most indebted country. But for Greece’s government, struggling to implement a tough reform agenda demanded by in...
Lottery-Ticket Owner Hands in Lotto Slip Worth €4.7 Million NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Week, 22 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
If you lost a lottery ticket in the Spanish city of Corunna last year, you are in luck: it won a €4.7 million ($6.2 million) prize. The difference being that the unclaimed slip of paper was handed in by the owner of one of dozens of lottery shop...
Barroso: End to Crisis ‘Within Sight’ NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 3 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Europe must move ahead on its banking union project to help the region exit an economic and debt crisis whose end is now "within sight," the European Union's top official said Wednesday.
Euro-Zone Unemployment Unlikely to Fall Quickly NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
The euro zone may have emerged from recession this year, but unemployment is unlikely to fall quickly with companies less likely to hire staff in the final three months of the year than they were earlier in 2013, a survey of employers showed Tuesday.
Germany’s Euroskeptic AfD Party Gains Support NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
As Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank’s governing council deliberated on rates in their high-rise headquarters in Frankfurt Thursday, euroskeptic political hopefuls were at their doorstep, protesting their actions to keep the euro zone...
Irish Home Prices Predicted to Rise NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Irish home prices will rise this year for the first time in six years, drawing a line under one of the world's biggest residential property crashes, a senior analyst at the country's leading think tank said.
Germans Believe Politicians Are Lying About Crisis, Says Study NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 2 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Only one out of 10 Germans believe that politicians are telling them the truth about the euro crisis, a recent study from a German university shows. They cast blame, however, at the entire political class, suggesting that this disheartening find migh...
Euro-Zone GDP: What to Watch For NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 2 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Is the euro zone finally returning to growth after six quarters of contraction? Here are a few things to watch for when the data are released tomorrow.
Germany Set to Top G-7 Growth League NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 2 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to get a fillip from Wednesday’s publication of gross domestic product data, which are likely to propel Germany right to the top of the G-7 growth league.
Hollande’s Summer: More Vocation, Less Vacation NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
For his summer holidays this year, French President François Hollande appears to be drawing inspiration from Eleanor Roosevelt, who famously said: “It’s not more vacation we need -- it’s more vocation.”...
Don’t Get Worked Up About Jobless Fall NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Europe’s fall in unemployment could be fleeting. In fact, chances are it will last about a month.
Budget Cuts Bite More Than Thought, Say Portugual Economists NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
One of the more wonkish yet relevant debates in the economic crisis has been the effect of so-called fiscal multipliers. Put in everyday language, how much do government spending cuts hurt the economy?
IMF’s Lagarde: Central Bank Tightening Must be Visible, Predictable NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said on Sunday that central banks must be careful as they exit expansive monetary policy, noting there is a huge impact from the Federal Reserve announcing plans to scale back it bond-bu...
Weidmann: Monetary Policy Can’t Solve Crisis NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Monetary policy can't solve the euro-zone crisis and governments should focus on breaking implicit guarantees they make to banks, European Central Bank governing council member Jens Weidmann said on Sunday.
As Europe Stuggles to Employ Young, Germany Seeks to Re-Employ Retired NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
European leaders convene in the German capital Wednesday to discuss how to combat mass youth unemployment, a problem that Germany does not face. As unemployment in Europe's largest economy hovers near all-time lows and its working age population shri...