Paul Taylor

Greece’s Papandreou faces Oedipal challenge

By Paul Taylor
February 23, 2010

ATHENS (Reuters) – To pull Greece out of a fiscal crisis that has shaken the European Union, Prime Minister George Papandreou will have to overturn part of his free-spending late father’s political legacy.

Three-way poker in Greek debt crisis

By Paul Taylor
February 22, 2010

ATHENS (Reuters) – The man at the center of Greece’s debt crisis is surviving on 4-5 hours sleep a night and could not get to his office last week because it was blockaded by striking employees.

EU should spell out Greek support: finance minister

By Paul Taylor
February 19, 2010

ATHENS (Reuters) – The European Union should be more specific on how it would support Greece in a crisis, to help lower the highly indebted country’s borrowing costs now, Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou said on Thursday.

EU should spell out Greek support: minister

By Paul Taylor
February 18, 2010

ATHENS (Reuters) – The European Union should be more specific on how it would support Greece in a crisis, to help lower the highly indebted country’s borrowing costs now, Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou said on Thursday.

Snap Analysis: EU political support for Greece falls short

By Paul Taylor
February 11, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – European Union leaders may have hoped that by declaring full political support for Greece’s efforts to overcome its debt crisis, they could avoid putting their hands in their wallets.

Greek crisis sets euro zone enlargement back

By Paul Taylor
February 9, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – The Greek debt crisis has dealt a setback to prospects of enlarging the euro zone by highlighting the difficulties of managing the single currency area.