Economic Regions The European Union

  • A European Union flag, left, hangs beside a Greek national flag beneath the Parthenon temple on Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece.

    Michalis A. Michael, founder and chief executive of DigitalMR, takes a historical look at the economic decline of Greece, and the potential impact of Greek schools' curriculum.

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    The euro gets a lift from Fed easing hopes, and U.K. inflation sags — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • What's Next for the Euro Zone?

    Ewald Nowotny, National Bank of Austria governor discusses the spreading debt crisis in Europe and the health of the Spanish banks.

  • Trump on Europe: 'It's a Total Mess!'

    "The whole euro thing will eventually be doomed," says Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman & president, expressing his thoughts on Europe's financial crisis and the future of the euro zone.

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    The Greek election result has simply postponed the finding of a lasting solution to the euro zone debt crisis to a later date and meetings between international leaders are not tackling the underlying issues, Richard Cookson, Global Chief Economist at Citi Private Bank told CNBC.

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    Russia is setting aside up to $40 billion for this year and next to shore up the economy in case the crisis in the euro zone escalates and spreads, and is dusting off a plan that would allow the government to recapitalize the country’s banking system.

  • A man makes a phone call next garbage in Athens due to a strike by municipal and public sector workers.

    The new government of Greece, expected to be announced within days, will need some more “breathing room” from its international creditors, a rising star within the conservative New Democracy party has warned.

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  • G20 Meeting: Where's the Leadership?

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on the details of President Obama's comments on the Greek election; and CNBC contributors Steven Rattner and Tony Fratto, and Steve Forbes of Forbes Media, weigh in. "At the end of the day, the voters are going to understand that President Obama saved this financial system and this economy," says Rattner.

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    The European economic crisis has been three years in the making and its outcome is uncertain. To help clarify the situation, here's a look at what's happening now, with updates as they happen, and a look at the major players.

  • The former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou

    The "drama" in Greece has to end for the sake of Greece itself and the euro zone, George Papandreou, former Prime Minister of the country, told CNBC Monday.

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    The euro's upward move on the outcome of the Greek election was short lived, to say the least. Time to look elsewhere for a trade.

  • The Parthenon, illuminated at night, sits at the top of Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece, on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.

    The likelihood of Greece exiting the euro zone over the next 12 to 18 months remains between 50 and 75 percent even after pro-bailout parties that plan to stick to European Union-imposed austerity won a victory in Sunday's elections, analysts at Citigroup Global Markets, the brokerage and securities arm of Citigroup, said on Monday.

  • Greek and EU Flags

    Greece's current chapter offers us a valuable lesson into the impact of democracy in action, writes Robert Diamond of Fernbrook Partners. What are the other lessons learned?

  • Will the EU Take Bold Action?

    CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli, discuss the impact of the Greek elections on global markets, the euro and Spanish bonds, with Austan Goolsbee, Booth School of Business professor.

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    The euro gives back gains as post-election euphoria fades, and risk-on currencies follow — it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Spiraling unemployment, biting austerity measures and political uncertainty have led to an upsurge in Greeks quitting the country for sunnier economic climes.

  • Denmark

    The head of Denmark’s central bank has warned that the Danish krone is coming under intense pressure from investors seeking a haven in Europe and betting that the currency’s peg to the euro could be cracked by the crisis. The FT reports.

  • The pro-bailout conservative party won Greece's cliffhanger euro election today against the anti-austerity Syriza.

    Risk assets rallied in early Asian trade after Greece's pro-bailout New Democracy Party won the most number of votes in elections on Sunday, helping to ease concerns the country would leave the euro zone.

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    Wilbur Ross, the billionaire investor and Chairman of private equity firm, WL Ross & Co., says the real question facing Greece is what policies the new government will implement after the pro-bailout New Democracy party won the most votes in Sunday’s vote.