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  • Did Spain do 'too much, too soon'?  Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    Huw Pill, chief European economist at Goldman Sachs, says there is a need for further consolidation in Spain but argues that the country might have done "too much too soon".

  • Ukraine's Treasury 'is empty': Economy minister  Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 8:10 AM ET

    The Ukrainian economy has collapsed says Pavlo Sheremeta, Ukraine's economy minister, adding that the country now needs to quickly design and implement an austerity program.

  • We have our own drones too: Deutsche Post CEO  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL, says the company has its own drones, after Amazon revealed it was testing drones to deliver packages last year.

  • Is it Asia's turn for austerity this year?  Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 7:17 PM ET

    Rob Subbaraman, Chief Economist, Asia ex-Japan at Nomura, says Asia has seen a deterioration in fundamentals over the past five years and must implement painful supply-side reforms.

  • The euro was a 'straightjacket': Zapatero  Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero says the euro was a "straightjacket" for Spain at the beginning of the crisis.

  • Creditors want Greece to 'always need money': MP  Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Euclid Tsakalotos, member of the Greek parliament for Syriza, discusses the Greek bailout and says creditors hope the country is not on track, as it allows them to pile on the pressure for more reforms.

  • Portugal awaits banking union: Economy minister  Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    António Pires de Lima, Portugal's Minister of Economy, says that the higher financing costs for Portuguese companies are unfair, and that it's time for the banking union to be implemented.

  • Portugal still committed to Troika's goals: Minister  Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 11:22 AM ET

    Antonio Pires de Lima, Portugal's economy minister, reiterates Portugal's commitment to reach its deficit target and says the government has made sure to comply with the constitution when drafting its budget.

  • Europe shouldn't be 'Germanised': Pro  Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 4:45 AM ET

    Guiliano Noci, associate dean at MIP Politecnico di Milano, argues that nothing has changed in Italy following the confidence vote, and that Germany should change its approach to southern European countries.

  • Karine Berger, Member of Parliament for the socialist party & member of Finance Commission at the National Assembly, tells CNBC that they want to sustain growth and recovery in France next year.

  • Is the French budget a hit or a miss?  Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 1:30 AM ET

    Maxime Alimi, Euro area economist at AXA IM, tells CNBC that if you look at the numbers, French government spending will still be up, just not as high as it was before.

  • France to cut spending, but will it be enough?  Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 1:26 AM ET

    Stephane Pedrazzi previews the French budget which is set to focus on spending cuts rather than tax rises.

  • Merkel's victory fails to produce coalition  Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Mark Grant, Southwest Securities, explains why the euro zone still has some tough economic challenges to face, as Europe grapples with lingering financial liabilities.

  • Greece needs a 'growth clause': opposition  Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Yiannis Millios, economic advisor to Greece's SYRIZA Party, tells CNBC that the country needs to "change course", have new elections and negotiate for a new debt agreement with a "growth clause".

  • How Greece should change its governance system  Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Elena Panaritis, economist and founder at Thought 4 Action, says Greece should reform its governance system to stem the growing social discontent and rise of the far right.

  • Greek reaction to Merkel's third term win  Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 3:45 AM ET

    Nikos Christodoulakis, former Greek finance minister, tells CNBC that Greece needs money from the European Union in the form of structural funds and new private investment. .

  • Greek recovery will be L shaped: Pro  Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 2:40 AM ET

    Miranda Xafa, CEO or EF Consulting and former IMF board member, tells CNBC that the recession in Greece is bottoming out but the recovery is likely to be L shaped.

  • The fabric of Greek society is tearing: Expert  Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 1:40 AM ET

    Nick Malkoutzi, deputy editor at eKathimerini, tells CNBC that social cohesion in Greece is at breaking point and the government wants to point it out to the Troika.

  • France’s Moscovici says 'non' to tax hikes Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 12:48 AM ET
    French Economy, Finance and Foreign Trade Minister Pierre Moscovici

    When is a socialist not a socialist? Perhaps when he advocates cutting public spending rather than raising taxes -- as French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici has done.

  • The Euro Zone is heading for a relapse: Author  Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Satyajit Das, author of Extreme Money, tells CNBC that the rally in equities was driven by 3 things, all of which have gone and after the German elections we'll be back to where we were in Europe.