The Washington Post

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

  • Desmond Lachman
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  • Jun 21, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The small former Yugoslav republic had a rough week last week.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 24, 2013
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If you think bank levies are weird, get a load of these ideas.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 22, 2013
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"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
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Can the politics of the euro zone hold together amidst this much economic pain?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Mar 22, 2013
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Our guide to Europe's tiniest crisis, now updated with the latest terrifying developments.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 22, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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