The European Crisis Timeline

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.
Oct 01 2016

Germany: Chancellor Cannot Bail Out Deutsche Bank, German Media Says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel cannot afford to bail out Deutsche Bank given the hard line Berlin has taken against state aid in other European nations and the risk of a political backlash at home, German media wrote Oct. 1, Reuters reported.
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.

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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