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  • Ireland Prime Minister: Pain Not Over Yet Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 6:44 AM ET
    Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

    Ireland has gone from having "no credibility or integrity internationally" and unsustainable debt to a recovery based on tough cost savings, but the pain is not over yet, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny told CNBC.

  • ECB Nowhere Near Exit From Crisis Measures: Draghi Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 2:37 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    The European Central Bank is not about to remove the crisis measures it deployed to help the ailing euro zone economy, the central bank's chief said on Wednesday.

  • Japan’s ‘Lost Decade’ Holds Lessons for Europe Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 1:42 AM ET

    Europe is embroiled in a Japan-style "lost decade" and must solve its political problems before the economic crisis can be resolved, according to Charles Beazley, CEO of Nikko Asset Management.

  • Euro Zone Sentiment Rises for Fourth Month Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 5:10 AM ET
    A customer browses garments for sale inside a Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) store in Stockholm, Sweden, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.

    Economic and business confidence in the euro zone improved for the fourth straight month in February, the European Commission said on Wednesday, as factories saw their order books filling up.

  • Young Spaniards Fleeing Crisis Seek Solace in Boho Berlin Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 2:55 AM ET
    A graffiti reading "Berlin" has been sprayed on a metal sheet near the main station

    They find the language difficult and the locals as chilly as the weather but for young Spaniards Berlin has become a popular spot to sit out the economic crisis at home.

  • EU Moves Closer to Imposing Caps on Banker Bonuses Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 2:45 AM ET

    The European parliament and EU states could agree on Wednesday to impose caps on bankers' bonuses, a measure that would channel public fury at financial sector greed, but which opponents say marks a reckless overreach by Brussels.

  • Moody's United Kingdom Sovereign Downgrade: Yawn Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 1:24 AM ET
    City of London

    The U.K. has a plateful of economic problems to contend with right now. A 1-notch downgrade to its credit rating isn't one of them, writes Moorad Choudhry.

  • Italy's 'Jump to Nowhere' Weighs on Spain Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

    Spain said it was extremely worried about the impact of Italy's deadlocked election result, warning on Tuesday the deadlock could affect the entire euro zone.

  • Why Italy’s Stalemate Could Mean Chaos for Euro Zone Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 3:09 AM ET

    Political deadlock in Italy could provoke upheaval in the euro zone economy, as well as in the currency and equity markets, analysts told CNBC.

  • Bundesbank Tells France to Stick to Budget Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 1:33 AM ET
    Jens Weidmann

    Germany's central bank has called on France to stick to its EU-mandated budget deficit target, saying that any slippage by such a eurozone heavyweight would further undermine confidence in the bloc's fiscal discipline. The Financial Times reports.

  • Italy 'Hung, Drawn and Quartered' by Deadlock Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 1:20 AM ET

    European markets are braced for a sell off on Tuesday as Italy's election results could result in a political deadlock, causing economic chaos and further damage to the euro zone.

  • Election Returns in Italy Point to Deadlock Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 10:23 PM ET
    At the center-right Democrats headquarters on February 25, 2013 in Rome, Italy.

    Italy faced political deadlock on Tuesday after a stunning election that saw the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement of comic Beppe Grillo become the strongest party in the country.

  • Bernanke Speaks as Italy Becomes New Headwind Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 8:42 PM ET

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is expected to provide soothing words about the Fed's easy money policies, but markets may react more to new bearish concerns out of Europe.

  • Italy Deadlock Ripples Through Europe Markets Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 1:11 PM ET
    Beppe Grillo, leader of the Movimento 5 Stelle, Five Star Movement

    World markets turned volatile on Monday, with fears of a hung parliament in Italy rippling across the globe, as the outcome of its general election remained highly uncertain.

  • Spain Austerity Protests Turn Violent Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 2:33 AM ET

    Forty-five people have been arrested in Spain during disturbances following a demonstration on Saturday by tens of thousands of people against spending cuts and allegations of government corruption.

  • Cyprus' New President Faces Bailout Quagmire Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 1:32 AM ET
    Nicosia, Cyprus

    Cypriot president-elect Nicos Anastasiades faces weeks of difficult talks with foreign lenders on a financial rescue for the island nation after sweeping to a resounding victory in a run-off election on Sunday.

  • Britain Faces Long-Term Economic Malaise Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 1:28 AM ET
    David Cameron

    At the root of Moody's decision to downgrade Britain's credit rating is a crucial economic reality: Britain has begun to trail its peers in Europe - even bailed-out euro zone economies - when it comes to bringing down its budget deficit and making it attractive for foreigners to buy its exports. The New York Times reports.

  • UK Suffers Blow, Pound Under New Pressure Saturday, 23 Feb 2013 | 8:17 AM ET
    Why a UK Downgrade Wouldn't Be a Big Deal

    Moody's downgrade is a blow to the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, who has stuck to his plan to reduce government spending in the face of slowing economic growth.

  • EU Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

    The euro zone will not return to growth until 2014, the European Commission said on Friday, reversing its prediction for an end to recession this year.

  • Merkel Ally Says France Is 'Problem Child' Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

    France is a "problem child" in the euro zone and needs to implement more austerity measures and labor market reforms to regain competitiveness, a senior ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday.

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