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Fiat’s over-ambitious expansion strategy

By Paul Taylor
April 24, 2009

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Could Italy's cash-strapped Fiat, Europe's sixth auto maker, build a workable alliance with Chrysler and Opel to become be a profitable global player? Or would it be a marriage of losers, doomed to fail?

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Buck-passing augurs ill for G20 summit

By Paul Taylor
March 10, 2009

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The foreplay to next month's G20 summit is degenerating into a buck-passing exercise rather than crafting a Grand Bargain to save the world economy and regulate capitalism.

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Too many hopes pinned on EU bank

By Paul Taylor
February 24, 2009

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It works more like a sprinkler than a power hose, but the European Investment Bank has a role to play in preventing a financial inferno from sweeping across central and eastern Europe.

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Arms control to start U.S.-Russia thaw

By Paul Taylor
February 3, 2009

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Arms control is back and will thaw icy relations between the United States and Russia this year, but how far the new detente goes depends on the truculent mood in Moscow.

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Scoop! U.S. offers to cooperate with world

By Paul Taylor
January 22, 2009

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An American president vowing to cooperate with the rest of the world would barely be news if it did not follow eight years' of George W. Bush's tenure in the White House.

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Obama must redefine success in Afghanistan

By Paul Taylor
January 20, 2009

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Barack Obama says he will make Afghanistan the central front in his fight against terrorism but the incoming U.S. president will have to scale back the war aims he inherits from George W. Bush and redefine success.

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Ukraine gas crisis spurs EU energy policy

By Paul Taylor
January 13, 2009

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The gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine that has left hundreds of thousands of Europeans shivering in the winter cold is bound to accelerate plodding European Union efforts to build a common energy policy.

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EU enters lame duck year amid challenges

By Paul Taylor
January 7, 2009

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The European Union is entering a lame duck year just as new challenges are mounting from Israel's assault on Gaza, Russia's gas cut-off to Ukraine and the impending inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama.

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Obama spurs EU on climate, economy

By Paul Taylor
December 16, 2008

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He wasn't present and he isn't even in office yet, but Barack Obama was the elephant in the room at last week's European Union summit on economic recovery and climate change.

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Will EU live up to its green ambition?

By Paul Taylor
December 10, 2008

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European Union leaders this week face a crucial credibility test of their ambition to lead the world in fighting climate change, just as President-elect Barack Obama is making it a top priority for the United States.