Paul Taylor

Euro zone crisis: it’s the politics, stupid!

By Paul Taylor
May 31, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – Bill Clinton famously won the U.S. presidential election in 1992 with the motto “It’s the economy, stupid.” But when it comes to the future of the euro, “It’s the politics, stupid!” is the more appropriate slogan.

Euro survival requires less budget sovereignty

By Paul Taylor
May 17, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – Euro zone member states will have to forego some of their national budget sovereignty if Europe’s single currency is to survive in the long term.

ECB independence, succession in question

By Paul Taylor
May 11, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – The European Central Bank’s role in a $1 trillion emergency plan to stabilize the euro has raised doubts about its prized independence from political influence and cast uncertainty over its future leadership.

Monti to propose grand bargain to revive EU market

By Paul Taylor
May 9, 2010

DUBLIN (Reuters) – European Union elder statesman Mario Monti will propose a grand bargain on Monday to reverse an erosion of the bloc’s single market due to the financial crisis that is now shaking the euro common currency.

Political cycle ends with no vista

By Paul Taylor
May 8, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – Britain’s inconclusive general election brings to an end a long political cycle in which better schools and hospitals had top priority for voters.

British political cycle ends with no vista

By Paul Taylor
May 7, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – Britain’s inconclusive general election brings to an end a long political cycle in which better schools and hospitals had top priority for voters.