Paul Taylor

Analysis: Austerity protests may curb euro zone reform

By Paul Taylor
September 28, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – Anti-austerity demonstrators are back on the march across much of Europe, fueled by anger at crisis-induced spending cuts, pension and labor market reforms that will hit the old, sick, poor and public employees hardest.

Austerity protests may curb euro zone reform

By Paul Taylor
September 28, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – Anti-austerity demonstrators are back on the march across much of Europe, fuelled by anger at crisis-induced spending cuts, pension and labour market reforms that will hit the old, sick, poor and public employees hardest.

Former Iranian chief justice rises to senior Shi’ite rank, eligible to be next leader

By Paul Taylor
September 24, 2010

ayatollah 1The former head of Iran’s judiciary has attained a senior Shi’ite clerical rank, joining a handful of men eligible to become supreme leader of the Islamic Republic, according to Iranian websites.

French strikes challenge Sarkozy on pension reform

By Paul Taylor
September 22, 2010

PARIS, Sept 23 (Reuters) – French trade unions launched the
second 24-hour strike in a month on Thursday against President
Nicolas Sarkozy’s unpopular pension reform, seeking to force his
government to go back on plans to end retirement at 60.

Analysis: Swedish rout highlights European socialist crisis

By Paul Taylor
September 20, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – The crash of Sweden’s long-ruling Social Democrats to their worst defeat since 1914 highlights the decline of socialist parties in much of Europe, drained by social change, economic crisis and the rise of new issues.

Germany’s Weber tipped for ECB job despite dissent

By Paul Taylor
September 20, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – Should a man who publicly opposed the European Central Bank’s most difficult decision in the heat of the euro zone crisis, breaking ranks with its leader, succeed Jean-Claude Trichet as ECB president next year?

Analysis: Germany’s Weber tipped for ECB job despite dissent

By Paul Taylor
September 20, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – Should a man who publicly opposed the European Central Bank’s most difficult decision in the heat of the euro zone crisis, breaking ranks with its leader, succeed Jean-Claude Trichet as ECB president next year?

Euro zone crisis redux? Not really

By Paul Taylor
September 16, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – There are days when it looks like deja vu all over again for the euro zone.

Analysis: Euro zone crisis redux? Not really

By Paul Taylor
September 16, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – There are days when it looks like deja vu all over again for the euro zone.

French unions test strength in pensions strike

By Paul Taylor
September 7, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – French unions began a show of strength on Tuesday with nationwide strikes and demonstrations against an unpopular pension reform but looked unlikely to shake conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy’s resolve.