The European Crisis Timeline

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.
Oct 21 2016

How to End the Brexit

Wrapping up negotiations between London and Brussels may prove even trickier than starting them.
Oct 20 2016

Europe's Central Bank Is Running Out of Bonds to Buy

The bank will likely have to change its own rules to meet its quota.
Oct 14 2016

Filling the EU Budget Hole the U.K. Will Leave Behind

Given the political and economic climate in Europe, this could be the most controversial budget debate in EU history.
Oct 07 2016

The U.K. Sketches the Outlines of Its Brexit Strategy

London faces a tricky balancing act as it stakes out its priorities in negotiations with the European Union.
Oct 04 2016

Who Will Exit the EU Next?

It's impossible to tell when the European Union will fall apart, but there are some hints as to which members will drive its dissolution.
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.

Key Analysis
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