The European Crisis Timeline

May 25 2016

Greece: Breakthrough Deal Reached With Creditors

Eurogroup finance ministers agreed to release 10.3 billion euros ($11.48 billion) in bailout funding for Greece on May 24 in recognition of fiscal reforms pushed through by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' leftist-led coalition, Kathimerini reported.
May 11 2016

Will Direct Democracy Weaken the EU?

Direct democracy, perhaps the most formidable tool EU states have at their disposal, can have unintended consequences.
May 10 2016

How Referenda Threaten the EU

Direct democracy, perhaps the most formidable tool EU states have at their disposal, can have unintended consequences.
May 09 2016

Greece: Parliament Approves Tax, Pension Reforms

Greeceā€™s parliament approved overhauls of the Greek tax and pension systems on May 8, Kathimerini reported.
Apr 29 2016

In Spain, Political Uncertainty Comes at a Price

Fragmentation in Madrid will make it difficult for the next administration — regardless of who leads it — to govern effectively.
Apr 23 2016

Germany: Anti-Trade Deal Protests Break Out

Over 20,000 demonstrators gathered in Hannover on April 23 to protest the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in the works between the United States and European Union, AP reported.
Apr 21 2016

The ECB's New Policies Will Frustrate Germany

Tension between the bank and the European Union's largest member will only get worse as Germany's 2017 elections approach.
Apr 20 2016

Germany and the European Central Bank Face Off

Tension between the bank and the European Union's largest member state will rise in 2017.
Apr 19 2016

A Brief Reprieve for Spain

An extension to meet a deficit target came just in time for elections.
Mar 20 2016

Greece: Bailout Review To Pause For Easter, Resume In Early April

Discussions over Greece's bailout review will pause over Easter and resume at the beginning of April, ekathimerini.com reported March 20.
Mar 14 2016

The Refugee Crisis Redefines German Politics

Regional elections prove that Germany is not immune to the rise of nationalist parties.
Mar 11 2016

In Europe, the Central Bank Loses Control

As currencies weaken across the globe, it appears to be more difficult for governments to artificially push them down.
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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