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20 May 2015, 21:02 CET

Expert analysis, features and profiles of key topical issues in the European Union.

Green Austria on warpath against nuclear power in Europe

Posted by EUbusiness at 07 July 2015, 04:02 CET |
Filed under: Austria, nuclear, environment, FOCUS

Austria's announcement Monday that it would challenge state aid for a new nuclear plant in Britain marks the latest step in the country's solo campaign to roll back atomic energy in Europe.

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IMF caught in delicate position between Greece and EU

Posted by EUbusiness at 07 July 2015, 03:32 CET |
Filed under: Greece, politics, debt, IMF, FOCUS

Hated in Athens and brushed off by the Europeans, the International Monetary Fund approaches the next round of negotiations with Greece in a delicate position.

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Grexit threat puts Europe in tricky position after 'No' vote

Grexit threat puts Europe in tricky position after 'No' vote

Posted by EUbusiness at 06 July 2015, 21:55 CET |
Filed under: FOCUS, strategy, Greece, politics, debt

Vote 'Yes' or leave the euro: European leaders talked tough ahead of Greece's momentous referendum, but that threat could seriously complicate a return to the negotiating table after Greeks said an emphatic 'No' to more austerity.

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Referendum snubs that the EU learned to manage

Posted by EUbusiness at 06 July 2015, 21:45 CET |
Filed under: FOCUS, referendums, Greece, politics, debt

The history of the European Union is dotted with plebiscites where the initial outcome, like this weekend's Greek bailout vote, seemed catastrophic but was eventually resolved.

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Euclid Tsakalotos, Greece' discreet new finance minister

Posted by EUbusiness at 06 July 2015, 19:12 CET |

Greece's new finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos is as discreet and tight-lipped as his predecessor Yanis Varoufakis was flamboyant and confrontational.

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Eurozone's poorer nations take hard line on Greece

Posted by EUbusiness at 06 July 2015, 22:15 CET |

The eurozone's poorer former communist nations, having themselves endured painful reforms and austerity programmes, are taking a hard line on Greece after its people voted to reject creditors' bailout terms.

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Varoufakis: Scourge of Greece's creditors

Varoufakis: Scourge of Greece's creditors

Posted by EUbusiness at 06 July 2015, 13:20 CET |

Greece's maverick finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, who announced his surprise resignation on Monday, achieved near-celebrity status with an urban-cool image and visceral attacks on the country's international creditors.

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ECB maintains Greek bank funding but with tougher terms

Posted by EUbusiness at 06 July 2015, 22:15 CET |

The European Central Bank Monday maintained a key financial lifeline to Greek banks in the wake of Greece's historic referendum but with tougher conditions for liquidity.

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Alexis Tsipras: the premier playing roulette with Greece's future

Posted by EUbusiness at 06 July 2015, 03:27 CET |
Filed under: Greece, referendum, debt, Tsipras, PROFILE

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday got the public boost he sought to keep alive his government's tightrope talks with the country's EU-IMF creditors, but the consequences of his gamble remain unclear.

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Europe's impossible dilemma: let Greece stay or let it go?

Posted by EUbusiness at 06 July 2015, 09:25 CET |
Filed under: Grexit, referendum, ANALYSIS, Greece, debt

Europe faces a near impossible choice between giving debt-laden Greece a chance or pushing it out of the euro and risking global turmoil, analysts said Sunday, after Greek voters overwhelmingly rejected international creditors' terms.

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Background on the Greek debt crisis

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 July 2015, 04:47 CET |

Despite having received 240 billion euros ($270 billion) in aid since 2010, Greece remains stuck in a debt crisis while other eurozone members once snared in the same trap have returned to growth.

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Alexis Tsipras: the premier playing roulette with Greece's future

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 July 2015, 04:32 CET |
Filed under: Greece, referendum, debt, Tsipras, PROFILE

In the five months since he came to power vowing to deliver his country from years of biting austerity, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has kept Greece and Europe guessing.

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'Yes' and 'No' voters: profiles of those voting for Greece's future

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 July 2015, 04:32 CET |
Filed under: Greece, referendum, debt, PROFILE

Millions of Greeks are heading to the polls Sunday for a crucial referendum on Greece's bailout. Here are short profiles of people determined their 'Yes' or 'No' votes are the only way to save the country.

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Europe tensely awaits Greek voters' bailout decision

Europe tensely awaits Greek voters' bailout decision

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 July 2015, 18:25 CET |
Filed under: Headline, referendum, FOCUS, Greece, debt

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other EU leaders awaited with trepidation the outcome of a referendum in Greece Sunday that is already dividing opinion in Europe and could even shape its future.

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Radical parties seize Greek vote to push eurosceptic agenda

Posted by EUbusiness at 04 July 2015, 05:32 CET |

Eurosceptic parties at the extreme left and right of the political spectrum are exploiting the Greek referendum set for Sunday to bash the euro currency and advance their own agendas.

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German-Greek couples embrace love in the time of crisis

Posted by EUbusiness at 04 July 2015, 11:15 CET |

When love struck Bettina and Anestis six years ago, they had little idea that their home countries Germany and Greece would be pitted against each other in a crisis with Europe's future in the balance.

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IMF gives Greece something to mull over

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 July 2015, 23:12 CET |
Filed under: Greece, referendum, debt, IMF, FOCUS

Reviled in Greece for pushing the bitter medicine of austerity, the IMF has nonetheless thrown Athens a bone by urging European countries to cough up more money to ease Greece's titanic debt load.

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'Yes' or 'No' -- post-referendum scenarios for Greece

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 July 2015, 21:50 CET |
Filed under: referendum, FOCUS, Greece, Headline1, debt

What will happen after Greeks vote in the Sunday referendum on the terms of an international bailout? How will the country's creditors react? What options would the government have? Here are some ways that the crisis might develop.

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Stability at stake in Northern Ireland as 'Brexit' risk grows

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 July 2015, 12:40 CET |
Filed under: FOCUS, unrest, Britain, NIreland, economy

The only part of Britain to share a land border with the rest of the European Union, Northern Ireland is anxiously awaiting a referendum on EU membership that could spell economic and sectarian trouble.

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Angry EU leaders lash out at Greece, eyeing endgame

Angry EU leaders lash out at Greece, eyeing endgame

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 July 2015, 05:45 CET |

Suicide, blackmail and lies -- EU leaders have accused Greece of a litany of sins since months of fruitless talks on a debt deal hit the wall, often in surprisingly undiplomatic language.

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