The European Crisis Timeline

Sep 29 2016

Hungary Sends a Message to the EU

The country's approaching referendum is a chance for Budapest to flout Brussels' authority while shoring up support at home.
Sep 28 2016

The Calculation Behind Hungary's Immigration Referendum

The Oct. 2 vote on the EU plan is driven more by domestic politics than by a desire to substantially change Budapest's foreign policy.
Sep 20 2016

Europe, Unhappily Ever After

The notion that ideology alone could build a nation, much less save the union, is a fairy tale.
Sep 12 2016

The European Union: A Cautionary Tale

The Continent's experience should give ambitious economic unions elsewhere in the world pause.
Sep 09 2016

Russia Spies an Opportunity in the Brexit

Moscow will try to undermine the European Union's unanimity on Russian sanctions by exploiting its divisions.
Sep 07 2016

Is the West Being Overrun by Migrants?

Marine Le Pen has likened Europe's migration crisis to the barbarian invasions of ancient Rome, but a key driver of the Roman Empire's fall has not yet come to pass.
Aug 22 2016

Italy: Leaders Of Italy, France, Germany To Meet Ahead Of Brexit Summit

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will meet on the small Italian island of Ventotene on Aug. 22 to discuss plans for the European Union without the United Kingdom, The Guardian reported.
Aug 18 2016

Germany: Chancellor, European Council President To Discuss Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Council President Donald Tusk will meet the evening of Aug. 18 near Berlin to prepare for an upcoming EU summit on the Brexit to be held in Bratislava in the middle of September, EU Observer reported Aug. 18.
Aug 16 2016

Germany's Euroskeptic Party Weakens From Within

A rift between the party's moderate and extreme factions could hurt its performance in upcoming parliamentary elections.
Aug 16 2016

U.K.: Large Investment Banks Making Plans To Leave London

Several unnamed large investment banks headquartered in London are making plans to relocate to the European mainland in the wake of the Brexit, Bloomberg reported Aug. 16.
Aug 14 2016

Ireland Waits Uneasily for the Brexit Blow to Fall

The country has a lot to lose from the United Kingdom's departure from the Continental bloc.
Aug 12 2016

Southern Europe Sees an Opportunity in the Brexit

But the region will have difficulty taking charge of Europe's political process while it remains economically and politically fragile.

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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