Paul Taylor

Analysis – Reality gap in euro zone talks bodes ill

By Paul Taylor
February 24, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – A widening reality gap between Germany and the weaker members of the euro zone over how to solve the currency area’s sovereign debt crisis bodes ill for decisions eagerly awaited by financial markets next month.

Zapatero says winning financial Battle of Spain

By Paul Taylor
February 22, 2011

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain is winning the struggle to restore financial market confidence and is convinced Germany will back a stronger euro zone rescue fund despite Chancellor Angela Merkel’s domestic troubles, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said.

In debt crisis power shift, Germany is Europe’s G1

By Paul Taylor
February 21, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – Call it Europe’s G1.

The euro zone’s debt crisis has reshaped the way power works in the European Union, putting Germany in the driver’s seat at the expense of the European Commission and other member states.

Analysis: In debt crisis power shift, Germany is Europe’s G1

By Paul Taylor
February 21, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – Call it Europe’s G1.

The euro zone’s debt crisis has reshaped the way power works in the European Union, putting Germany in the driver’s seat at the expense of the European Commission and other member states.

Egypt-inspired protests gain pace across region

By Paul Taylor
February 16, 2011

By Paul Taylor

(Reuters) – Anti-government protests inspired by popular revolts that toppled rulers in Tunisia and Egypt are gaining pace around the Middle East and North Africa despite political and economic concessions by nervous governments.

Analysis: Protests show Iran opposition alive

By Paul Taylor
February 15, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – Anti-government protests by thousands of Iranians inspired by the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia show Iran’s “Green” pro-democracy movement is still alive despite a fierce crackdown by the authorities.

Analysis – Protests show Iran opposition alive and changing

By Paul Taylor
February 15, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – Anti-government protests by thousands of Iranians inspired by the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia show Iran’s “Green” pro-democracy movement is still alive despite a fierce crackdown by the authorities.

Protests show Iran opposition alive and changing

By Paul Taylor
February 15, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – Anti-government protests by thousands of Iranians inspired by the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia show Iran’s “Green” pro-democracy movement is still alive despite a fierce crackdown by the authorities.

EU cacophony fuels market doubts on euro zone

By Paul Taylor
February 14, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – A renewed outbreak of cacophony in the European Union is fuelling market doubts about whether the bloc will come up with a convincing solution to the euro zone’s debt crisis next month.

After the Great Recession, the Great Regression?

By Paul Taylor
February 7, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – After the Great Recession, Europe has embarked on a Great Regression. Wages, pensions, unemployment insurance, welfare benefits and collective bargaining are under attack in many areas as governments struggle to reduce debts swollen partly by the cost of rescuing banks during the global financial crisis.