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  • Will US Be Drawn Into Euro Bailout Fund? Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 2:26 PM ET
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    Here’s your quick translation of the news that the International Monetary Fund is “considering” a plan to back a special investment vehicle being proposed as part of the expansion of the European Financial Stability Facility.

  • Can They Make It? Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 9:53 AM ET
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    Can they make it? Amid reports of intense disagreements, European Union leaders are now out of time for their EU Summit meeting tomorrow, after which German Chancellor Angela Merkel said they would present a coherent plan for dealing with the euro zone crisis. There were reports that began surfacing yesterday that disagreements were so intense it was possible it could be put off again. The EU Finance Ministers meeting scheduled for Wednesday has reportedly been postponed.

  • Europe: Worst Ahead or Behind? Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 7:25 PM ET
    Europe: Worst Ahead or Behind?

    Discussing the euro zone debt crisis, and possible solutions, with Andrew Busch, BMO Capital Markets, and Nicholas Burns, former U.S. ambassador to Greece.

  • The Currency Trade Behind the Merkel-Sarkozy Meeting Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 7:10 PM ET
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    The currency markets have been all about Europe all week long. Here's a way to trade the upcoming debt-crisis meetings.

  • Markets & Euro Zone Meeting Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
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    The Fast Money traders weigh in on Europe's debt problems and it impact on U.S. markets.

  • Why Investors Can't Trust Anything Coming From Europe Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 2:32 PM ET
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    "Even if the Europeans come up with something very robust...to deal with the crisis, this is going to be a long slog," says former FDIC chief Bill Isaac.

  • Attack of the Buzz Killers Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 4:51 PM ET
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    Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schaeuble sure know how to ruin a party. A euro party, that is.

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    The euro was doomed from its inception and is the reason that Europe is in an appalling mess, an economist told CNBC Monday.

  • Italian PM Berlusconi Wins Key Confidence Vote Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 8:53 AM ET
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    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi won a crucial vote of confidence on Friday, giving his struggling center-right government a new, but probably short, lease of life.

  • Greek Default 'Would Mean the End of the Euro': Analyst Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 6:38 AM ET
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    The domino effect of a Greek default is almost inevitable because of the integrated banking system within Europe, a consultant told CNBC Thursday.

  • Slovak Parliament Rejects EFSF Expansion Plan Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 4:19 PM ET
    Slovak Parliament Rejects EFSF Expansion Plan

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs has the latest details on the Slovak government losing a key confidence vote on Tuesday.

  • Greenspan on Europe's Debt Problems Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 7:00 AM ET
    Greenspan on Europe's Debt Problems

    "For a long time, it appeared the single currency system in Europe system worked," pointed out Alan Greenspan, former chairman at the Federal Reserve.

  • Barroso Wants Coordinated Bank Recapitalization Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 5:41 AM ET
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    The European Union's executive proposed coordinated recapitalization of banks on Thursday as the bloc's regulators met to review capital buffers of stressed lenders.

  • Banks Face New European Stress Tests Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 1:10 AM ET
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    Europe’s top banking regulator has started to re-examine the strength of the region’s banks, modelling a big writedown of all peripheral eurozone sovereign debt, reported the FT.

  • How to Keep the Euro on the Road Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 12:53 AM ET
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    The euro zone was launched on a wing and a prayer. The wing has fallen off and the deities are not listening to prayers. Everyone focuses on averting a crash. But it is as vital to ask how to fly securely, the FT reports.

  • Vince Farrell: Hey Europe, It's Time for Action Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 1:05 PM ET
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    The 17 families meeting the last few days — and I can't remember if it was the EU, the ECB, the IMF, the EIB, CIA, FBI or what- decided to make no decision except to cancel the meeting scheduled for October 13, and meet in November.

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    The chances of the US being able to help bailout Europe are minimal because of weaknesses in the American economy, influential Citi banker William Rhodes told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Market's Hopes Rest on Germany: Kyle Bass Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 1:12 PM ET
    Market's Hopes Rest on Germany: Kyle Bass

    Legendary hedge fund manager Kyle Bass is featured prominently in Michael Lewis' new book, "Boomerang." Lewis explains what markets want from Germany in its handling of the European debt crisis, with Mark Dow, Pharo Management.

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    As the enlargement of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) draws nearer, opinion is still divided on whether changes to the bailout fund will be enough to stench the flood of problems facing the eurozone.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    The present crisis of the Eurozone is a direct consequence of a half hearted, half considered, half explained and therefore half finished integration process, writes the former Prime Minister of Hungary.