The European Crisis Timeline

Mar 25 2017

Where the Cracks in Europe's Foundations Began

Sixty years ago, the process of European integration was set in motion in Rome — as were the stresses that are pulling the Continental bloc apart today.
Mar 16 2017

France: Apparent Parcel Bomb Injures At Least 1 At IMF Offices

A letter exploded as it was being opened at the offices of the International Monetary Fund in central Paris on March 16, slightly injuring one person, Reuters reported.
Mar 01 2017

A Potentially Bad Thursday for Northern Ireland

The March 2 elections will test the mettle of the Good Friday Agreement as it starts to show signs of strain.
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.

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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