Paul Taylor

Conflicting statements cast doubt on euro zone deal

By Paul Taylor
July 27, 2011

PARIS, July 27 (Reuters) – Contrasting statements by euro
zone politicians to domestic audiences have underlined the
fragility of last week’s deal to rescue Greece and unsettled
financial markets already on edge because of the U.S. debt
impasse.

Analysis: Pact puts eurozone on bumpy road to fiscal union

By Paul Taylor
July 23, 2011

PARIS, Jul (Reuters) – Angela Merkel will deny it, but Thursday’s euro zone deal to rescue Greece again from the brink of bankruptcy puts Europe on the bumpy road to a fiscal union.

Analysis: Euro zone on bumpy road to fiscal union

By Paul Taylor
July 22, 2011

PARIS, Jul (Reuters) – Angela Merkel will deny it, but Thursday’s euro zone deal to rescue Greece again from the brink of bankruptcy puts Europe on the bumpy road to a fiscal union.

Analysis:Summit pact puts eurozone on bumpy road to fiscal union

By Paul Taylor
July 22, 2011

PARIS, Jul (Reuters) – Angela Merkel will deny it, but Thursday’s euro zone deal to rescue Greece again from the brink of bankruptcy puts Europe on the bumpy road to a fiscal union.

No consensus as Europe limps toward Greece summit

By Paul Taylor
July 18, 2011

BRUSSELS/PARIS, July 18 (Reuters) – European government
officials and commercial bankers struggled to reconcile
competing proposals for a second bailout of Greece on Monday,
just three days before a summit meeting called to prevent the
crisis from spreading through the region.

Crisis taxes Greek Church-state ties

By Paul Taylor
July 16, 2011

ATHENS (Reuters) – The Greek Orthodox Church owns more land than anyone except the state, employs thousands on the public payroll, has a stake in the nation’s biggest bank, but campaigners say its tax payments are derisory.

Athens debt crisis taxes cosy ties between state and Greek Orthodox Church

By Paul Taylor
July 15, 2011

(Greek orthodox priests hold a Greek flag in a protest in front of the parliament house during a rally in Athens, February 6, 2011/John Kolesidis )

Debt crisis taxes cozy Greek Church-state ties

By Paul Taylor
July 15, 2011

ATHENS (Reuters) – The Greek Orthodox Church owns more land than anyone except the state, employs thousands on the public payroll, has a stake in the nation’s biggest bank, but campaigners say its tax payments are derisory.

Analysis: Euro zone crisis enters dangerous new phase with Italy

By Paul Taylor
July 12, 2011

ATHENS (Reuters) – The euro zone’s debt crisis has taken a dangerous turn. Contagion is singeing the currency bloc’s third biggest economy Italy, which would be too big to save with existing EU financial fire-fighting tools.

Euro zone crisis enters dangerous new phase with Italy

By Paul Taylor
July 12, 2011

ATHENS (Reuters) – The euro zone’s debt crisis has taken a dangerous turn. Contagion is singeing the currency bloc’s third biggest economy Italy, which would be too big to save with existing EU financial fire-fighting tools.