The Great Debate UK

Reining in Lloyds

By Paul Taylor
July 1, 2009

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Europe votes conservative in crisis

By Paul Taylor
June 8, 2009

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Europe’s voters trust conservatives more than the left to handle the most severe financial and economic crisis since World War Two.

Reasons to Vote in the EU Elections

June 4, 2009

colin_pritchard_edit- Professor Colin Pritchard is a Research Professor in the School of Health & Social Care, Bournemouth University, whose research is increasingly linking problems of deteriorating human health and the wider environment. The opinions expressed are his own. -

Genocide in Sri Lanka

June 4, 2009

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German Opel rescue tests EU road rules

By Paul Taylor
May 29, 2009

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Mon Dieu! Are the Germans starting to behave like the French?

Berlin’s efforts to salvage carmaker Opel from the wreckage of U.S. auto giant General Motors pose as big a challenge to Europe’s single market as French attempts earlier this year to tie loans to its carmakers to keeping jobs and factories in France.

Ten reasons to vote in EU elections

By Paul Taylor
May 15, 2009

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Opinion polls predict a record low turnout in next month’s EU-wide European Parliament elections. The Strasbourg-based assembly was once regarded as a toothless talking shop, but that has long ceased to be true. Indeed there are many reasons for Europeans to cast a vote.

Don’t scapegoat the Germans for crisis

By Paul Taylor
May 5, 2009

paul-taylor– Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

A revisionist theory on the causes of the global financial crisis blames surplus countries like China, Japan and Germany as much as highly-leveraged, deregulated finance in the United States and Britain.

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Don’t bank on EU’s tough state aid talk

By Paul Taylor
April 20, 2009

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PARIS, April 20 (Reuters) - The European Union's antitrust czar is struggling to stop governments bending EU rules on state aid to business when they rescue banks with taxpayers' money.

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U.S. fights fire, Germans fear flood

By Paul Taylor
March 23, 2009

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The United States is fighting a fire in the world economy, but Germany and some other European countries fear a flood of inflation as a result.