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Five reasons the euro-optimists are wrong

European policymakers are making a big mistake by basing their policymaking on such wishful thinking

  • Desmond Lachman
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  • Jun 21, 2013

Europe’s endless recession, in one chart

Only three euro zone nations — Germany, Austria, and Belgium — have bigger economies now than they did in 2008.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • May 15, 2013

This chart shows how difficult Mario Draghi’s job is

The euro zone is mired in a seemingly endless recession, and the European Central Bank is meeting on May 2nd to decide whether to cut interest rates and provide a little stimulus.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Apr 26, 2013

Cyprus, Luxembourg, Italy or Malta: Which country will unravel the euro zone?

If destruction be Europe's lot, an EU nation itself must be its author and finisher. So what are the likely candidates?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 30, 2013

This is actually the scariest chart about Europe

A new analysis by three economists finds that Europe's major economies may be doomed to sluggish growth for many years to come.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Mar 28, 2013

The euro has been a massive failure. So why does Poland want in?

Poland decided its economy was too healthy and so now it's going to try to join the Euro.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 27, 2013

Move over, Cyprus. Slovenia is the new tiny country you should worry about.

The small former Yugoslav republic had a rough week last week.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 24, 2013

The Five Strangest Ways to Solve the Cyprus Crisis

If you think bank levies are weird, get a load of these ideas.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 22, 2013

If Cyprus was America

"The EU/IMF plan requires Cyprus to come up with about $7.5 billion as its share of the bailout...it would be as if the United States were being asked to pony up $5 trillion."

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Mar 22, 2013

The scary politics of the euro zone

Can the politics of the euro zone hold together amidst this much economic pain?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Mar 22, 2013

Everything you need to know about Cyprus in one FAQ – new and improved!

Our guide to Europe's tiniest crisis, now updated with the latest terrifying developments.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 22, 2013

A very clear explanation of why the euro zone keeps exploding

Desmond Lachman: "The reason you’re seeing these crises recurring is they’re trying a recipe that can’t work. And so the economies just keep weakening. "

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Mar 20, 2013

What is the euro zone doing?

I understand why Cyprus is rejecting the terms of the European Union's bailout. What I don't understand is why the European Union is offering these terms.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Mar 19, 2013

Cyprus is rejecting its bailout. Now what?

Cyprus's legislature is set to reject the troika's bailout package. Exactly how screwed are they?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 19, 2013

WonkTalk: How the Cyprus bank bailout would work

Ezra and Neil discuss the Cyprus bailout proposal that would make bank customers foot much of the bill.

  • Theresa Poulson
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  • Mar 18, 2013

Build your own Cyprus bailout!

Want to save Cyprus without taking money out of hard-working Cypriots' banking accounts? Let this interactive show you the way.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 18, 2013

Everything you need to know about the Cyprus bailout, in one FAQ

European policymakers are making bank customers foot much of the bill in Cyprus. What on earth is going on?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 18, 2013

One big question in Europe: How will Mario Draghi react to the Italian elections?

Since last fall, Italy has agreed to accept grinding austerity and the European Central Bank has agreed not to allow a market panic. Yesterday, Italy signaled that it wasn't thrilled with austerity. So what next?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Feb 26, 2013

U.S. now on pace for European levels of austerity in 2013

Congress may have averted the fiscal cliff. But the United States is still going to hike taxes and cut spending significantly in 2013—more than many European countries that are engaged in austerity programs.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jan 2, 2013

2012: The year in graphs and gifs

A look back at the year in political and policy news, in gifs and graphs. We promise this won't hurt a bit.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 31, 2012
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