The Great Debate

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.

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.

EU prosperity at stake in crisis disunity

By Paul Taylor
December 3, 2008

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The global financial crisis has been a stark reality check for the European Union, exposing divergences over economic policy and highlighting the European Commission’s growing difficulty in enforcing common rules.

New economies want power before paying

By Paul Taylor
November 19, 2008

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Anyone who expected the major emerging economies to write fat checks in exchange for being invited to the first G20 leaders’ summit on rescuing the world economy will have been disappointed.

Green New Deal makes sense but unlikely

By Paul Taylor
November 18, 2008

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With Europe and the United States staring recession in the face, a growing chorus is calling for massive public investment in clean, green energy to revive economic growth while fighting climate change.

The world’s expanding top table

By Paul Taylor
November 11, 2008

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LONDON (Reuters) – Move over America! Make space Europe! The world’s top leadership table is expanding to bring in emerging powers from Asia, Africa and Latin America to help rescue the global economy.