Europe's Economic Crisis Timeline

May 26 2015

A Net Assessment of Europe

As fragmentation on the Continent worsens, Russia’s relative power will rise.
May 24 2015

Greece: Athens Cannot Repay June IMF Debt Without Deal, Interior Minister Says

Greece cannot make its June debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund unless it reaches a deal with creditors, Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis said May 24, Reuters reported.
May 14 2015

Democracy Calls the U.K.'s and Greece's Bluffs

London and Athens have been discussing referendums that could take them out of Europe, but both have found that betting on public opinion can lead to disappointment.
Apr 29 2015

Immigration Drives a Deeper Wedge Between EU States

The bloc's inability to craft a coherent asylum policy will continue to undermine the free movement of people, one of its founding principles.
Apr 25 2015

Greece: Governors Agree To Temporarily Lend Cash To Athens

Greece's governors and other local officials agreed April 25 to lend cash to the central government after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras assured them the measure would be temporary, officials said, Reuters reported.
Apr 21 2015

The 'Grexit' Issue and the Problem of Free Trade

The European Union was built on the idea of free trade as a benefit, but free trade can have unintended consequences.
Apr 17 2015

How Quantitative Easing Differs in Japan and Europe

Though the European and Japanese economies are taking similar approaches to similar challenges, quantitative easing is quite different in each case.
Apr 16 2015

Greece and Its Lenders are Running Out of Time

Athens has little room to back down in its debt negotiations with the Eurogroup and the IMF.
Apr 13 2015

Stratfor's Second-Quarter Forecast 2015

As economic crises persist in the second quarter, the United States will expand its foreign policy options in managing the Middle East and Russia.
Mar 31 2015

Greek Talks Create Strain in Athens and Berlin

The search for a compromise in the Greek crisis is causing political rifts in Germany and Greece.

The European economic crisis goes well beyond finance. It affects the economy, politics and social conditions in European countries and challenges the foundations of the European Union. The future of the bloc and the stability of the euro are in jeopardy.

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