The European Crisis Timeline

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.
Aug 11 2016

The Limits of a Southern European Alliance

The Continent is breaking apart, and France is caught in the middle.
Aug 10 2016

Norway Weighs in on Britain's Options in Europe

Oslo may be sending a message to London that if the United Kingdom wishes to join the EFTA, it will not be able to do so unilaterally.
Aug 09 2016

An Air of Uncertainty Hangs Over Europe

Until the United Kingdom and European Union settle the terms of their relationship, uncertainty will put a drag on their economies.
Aug 08 2016

A Referendum on the Italian Government's Future

What once appeared to be a low-risk way of boosting Renzi's popularity is now threatening to topple his administration.
Aug 02 2016

European Banks Strain to Make a Profit

Political risk and slowing economies will continue to create challenges for banks across the Continent in the months ahead.
Aug 01 2016

European Banks' Struggles Will Continue

Stress tests highlight lingering issues that have made making a profit in the sector a challenge.

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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