Europe

Socialists Ride Wave of Anti-EU Sentiment

Socialists Ride Wave of Anti-EU Sentiment

Christoph Pauly, Der Spiegel

28 August 2012

The economy is in trouble and unemployment is rising -- in the Netherlands as in much of the rest of Europe. Ahead of upcoming elections, the Socialists are riding a wave of euro-skepticism and may emerge as the strongest political force in the country.

Germany's Secret Contacts to Palestinian Terrorists

Germany's Secret Contacts to Palestinian Terrorists

By Felix Bohr, Gunther Latsch and Klaus Wiegrefe

08/28/2012

In the busy streets of Beirut, the Lebanese capital, hardly anyone noticed the three Buick sedans that came to a stop just before the corner of Rue Verdun. Several couples got out of the cars. They were dressed casually and looked like tourists. Some of the people were in fact wearing blonde wigs and women's clothing, which wasn't recognizable from a distance.

Analysis: Europe far right shuns Breivik's acts, flirts with ideas

Analysis: Europe far right shuns Breivik's acts, flirts with ideas

By William Maclean and Catherine Hornby

LONDON/ROME

Sun Aug 26, 2012

(Reuters) - Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik may have failed to ignite a race war with Muslims, but he succeeded in stoking anxieties about the stability of Europe's increasingly diverse societies.

Greek premier stumps in Paris for lenient austerity targets

Greek premier stumps in Paris for lenient austerity targets

Deutsche Welle

25 August 2012

The prime minister of Greece has embarked on the second leg of his eurozone charm offensive, holding talks with the French president in Paris. Athens is pushing for more flexible austerity targets.

Hollande Says Greece Must Stay in Euro Zone

Hollande Says Greece Must Stay in Euro Zone

David Pearson, Wall Street Journal

25 August 2012

PARIS—French President François Hollande said Greece "must remain part of the euro zone" as the economically troubled country struggles to get its finances back in order, but said Greece must demonstrate that its recovery program is "credible".

In Euro Crisis, Fingers Can Point in All Directions

In Euro Crisis, Fingers Can Point in All Directions

JACK EWING, The New York Times

24 August 2012

FRANKFURT — The debate about how to distribute the cost of preserving the euro often centers on a fundamental question that is unspoken but implicit: Who caused this crisis anyway?

A hint: It wasn’t just the Greeks.

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