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  • *France, Britain said to support deal, Germany seeks stake. BERLIN/ PARIS, Oct 5- EADS and BAE Systems have edged closer towards winning political backing for a $45 billion merger to create the world's biggest arms group amid positive signals from Britain and France, but German misgivings over control is a big obstacle, sources close to the talks said.

  • BERLIN, Oct 5- German Chancellor Angela Merkel will fly to Athens on Tuesday to meet Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, her spokesman said on Friday, her first trip to Greece since the euro zone debt crisis erupted there.

  • BERLIN-- German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Greece next week for the first time since the debt crisis erupted to meet the country's prime minister _ who warned Friday that Athens will run out of money at the end of November if it doesn't receive the next part of its bailout loans.

  • MADRID, Oct 3- The leaders of Spain, France and Italy will meet on Friday on the sidelines of a Mediterranean summit in Malta, the office of Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said on Wednesday.

  • BERLIN, Oct 3- Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras expects the troika of international lenders to deliver its report on Greece in mid-October and is optimistic Athens will get a new tranche of aid by the end of October, according to a German paper.

  • BERLIN, Oct 3- Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras expects the troika of international lenders to deliver its report on Greece in mid-October and is optimistic Athens will get a new tranche of aid by the end of October, according to a German paper.

  • LONDON, Oct 2- European shares were set to retreat in early trading on Tuesday after strong gains in the previous session, with uncertainty over the timing of a likely aid request by Spain seen prompting investors to cut their exposure to riskier assets.

  • Separately, Canadian automotive group Magna International Inc may lose the contract with BMW to build the next generation of Mini cars at its Austrian plant as BMW looks to concentrate Mini production in Britain and the Netherlands. Related news BASF Indicated 0.6 percent lower.

  • BERLIN, Oct 1- Germany may subsidize electric cars after the next general election in order to meet a lofty goal of 1 million fossil fuel-free vehicles on the road by 2020, according to Chancellor Angela Merkel.

  • Peer Steinbrueck has long been critical of a proposed treaty that would see Germany receive billions of euros from Switzerland in return for dropping a demand to get the names of suspected tax cheats.

  • BERLIN-- The man who will challenge Angela Merkel to lead Germany next year has accused her government of failing to address the underlying causes of Europe's debt woes.

  • ZURICH, Oct 1- Politicians and commentators in Switzerland are worried that the nomination of Peer Steinbrueck- a critic of Swiss banking secrecy- to challenge Angela Merkel in an election next year may foil a tax deal with Germany and fan anti-Swiss sentiment.

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    "Super" Mario Draghi of the European Central Bank has a super problem: the markets might love him, the bankers might love him, politicians from Athens to Dublin might love him, but the German people don't. He's been called anything from "bankers' buddy" to "counterfeiter of coins", and depicted by the tabloid press as a devil sporting horns and a trident, set against a distinctly angelic Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann.

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    Praise all around for Mario Draghi and his ECB's bold strategy of "conditional" bond buying across the euro zone, if and when deemed necessary. "This is the big game changer", insists Polish finance minister Jacev rostowski, echoing what virtually all of his colleagues both inside and out of the EU have voiced over these past weeks.

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    Euro zone leaders may feel like they are amid the throes of the longest hangover ever as the region struggles with an addiction to debt and finds it hard to sober up.  But never fear! CNBC is on hand to help with its Twelve Steps guide to put the euro zone back on the path to recovery.

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    A deepening euro zone recession will force the European Central Bank into full-blown quantitative easing within six months, David Owens, Chief European Economist at Jefferies International told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Mario Draghi

    Last week’s decision by the European Central Bank to make unlimited purchases of government bonds in secondary markets was both necessary and bold. Mario Draghi, the ECB’s president, deserves credit for having obtained agreement for this controversial step, against the sole, albeit significant, opposition of Jens Weidmann, president of Germany’s redoubtable Bundesbank. It is a pity that the ECB did not do this before the crisis in sovereign debt reached Spain and Italy. Yet this delay is not surprising: eurozone policy makers have, perhaps inevitably, done too little, too late.The FT reports.

  • Spain

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday he expected the European Union to set reasonable conditions for Spain if the country sought a bailout, saying he should not be told exactly where to trim public spending and would not cut pensions.

  • Dissecting Italian PM Mario Monti

    Analyzing Mario Monti's interview with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo, with Brian Wesbury, First Trust Advisors, and Anthony Chan, Chase Wealth Mgmt.

  • The logo of the European Central Bank (ECB) is displayed at the bank's headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

    You know me. I am like a Joan of Arc of the European Central Bank. For the better part of its existence I have reported about and vigorously defended its mandate and most of the time its policies and strategy. Even at times when it was facing a barrage of criticism from infuriated or frustrated markets. So nobody, nobody ever accuse me of being an ECB-, let alone euroskeptic.