The split on a European banking union resurfaced this weekend, with Germany's finance minister warning that the creation of a single banking supervisor and rescue fund for European banks would "take time," while the head of the Eurogroup hoped of a deal before summer.
The decision by the Slovenian government to postpone a parliamentary vote on its budget deficit is the latest blow to the country's plans to overcome its crisis.
Cyprus was warned about its "excessive economic imbalances" and was told that financial assistance was "unavoidable" months before it requested aid, the vice president of the European Commission said on Wednesday.
The long-term impact of rising unemployment among the young could be felt for decades, according to the International Labor Organization, which estimates that 73.4 million young people will be out of work in 2013.
Italy might be making friends around Europe for its anti-austerity stance, but the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development warned that the country must stick to implementing spending cuts.
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