The European Crisis Timeline

Feb 16 2017

Can the Eurozone Break Its 'Doom Loop'?

This is the cycle that regulators are trying desperately to sever to avoid another debt crisis.
Feb 14 2017

The Eurozone: On the Edge of Crisis

Changes in government or a banking crisis in Italy could test the currency union's staying power.
Feb 07 2017

Looking Back at Europe's Last Big Overhaul

A quarter century ago, the Maastricht Treaty defined the European Union according to the logic of the time, but times are changing.
Feb 01 2017

For Greece and Its Creditors, the Clock Is Ticking

Negotiators from both sides face pressure to quickly reach a deal that would release bailout funds to Athens.
Jan 26 2017

Trump's Rhetorical Reality Show

As the president wields his executive pen, the world weighs its responses.
Jan 13 2017

Elections Will Measure Euroskepticism in the Netherlands

A streak of skepticism among Dutch voters about the European Union does not mean it would break with the bloc.
Dec 20 2016

An Attack in the Heart of Europe

The incident in Berlin will shape electoral politics across the Continent in the year ahead, nudging many states even farther to the right.
Dec 18 2016

On International Migrants Day, Migrants Have Little Reason to Celebrate

This year, rising anti-immigration sentiment in Europe has put a damper on the day of observation — and on the Continent's prospects for integration.
Dec 07 2016

When the Dollar's Strength Is a Weakness

Countries with a lot of dollar-denominated debt could find themselves in trouble as the currency continues to climb.
Oct 31 2016

A Semblance of Certainty in Spain

Given the challenges facing the next administration, the country's newfound political stability may not last for long.
Oct 26 2016

The Global Banking Cycle: A Visual Guide

The latest recession was the peak of a long financial cycle.
Overview

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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