Paul Taylor

ECB doomed to bigger crisis role despite itself

By Paul Taylor
October 31, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – Ask senior European Union policymakers in private what can stop the euro zone’s festering sovereign debt crisis and the answer is “the European Central Bank”.

Analysis: ECB doomed to bigger crisis role despite itself

By Paul Taylor
October 31, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – Ask senior European Union policymakers in private what can stop the euro zone’s festering sovereign debt crisis and the answer is “the European Central Bank.”

French challenger Hollande seeks German dialogue-aide

By Paul Taylor
October 25, 2011

PARIS, Oct 25 (Reuters) – French Socialist presidential
candidate Francois Hollande aims to visit Germany soon to
present himself as a credible, fiscally prudent partner in
European leadership ahead of next year’s election, a senior aide
said on Tuesday.

Euro zone nears flawed crisis strategy

By Paul Taylor
October 24, 2011

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – First the good news: European leaders are nearing a strategy to counter the euro zone’s sovereign debt crisis. Now, the less good news: it has some apparent flaws and may fall apart.

Analysis: Euro zone nears flawed crisis strategy

By Paul Taylor
October 24, 2011

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – First the good news: European leaders are nearing a strategy to counter the euro zone’s sovereign debt crisis. Now, the less good news: it has some apparent flaws and may fall apart.

Spain downgrade ups pressure on EU to act

By Paul Taylor
October 19, 2011

NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) – A double-notch downgrade to Spain’s credit ratings has piled more pressure on European leaders to make rapid progress on solving the region’s debt crisis or face unbearable borrowing costs.

French credit review threatens euro zone rescues

By Paul Taylor
October 18, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – Moody’s decision to review France’s triple-A credit rating cast new doubt on Tuesday on Europe’s hopes of drawing a line under its sovereign debt crisis, five days before a crucial EU summit.

Euro zone eyes yet another “comprehensive strategy”

By Paul Taylor
October 17, 2011

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A cloud of gloom hangs over Brussels ahead of yet another summit to thrash out yet another “comprehensive strategy” to tackle a sovereign debt crisis that Europe has failed for two years to stem, and that now threatens the world economy.

Analysis: Euro zone eyes yet another “comprehensive strategy”

By Paul Taylor
October 17, 2011

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A cloud of gloom hangs over Brussels ahead of yet another summit to thrash out yet another “comprehensive strategy” to tackle a sovereign debt crisis that Europe has failed for two years to stem, and that now threatens the world economy.

Germany, France split on bank aid before summit

By Paul Taylor
October 7, 2011

BERLIN/PARIS, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Germany and France are split
ahead of crucial summit talks on Sunday over how to strengthen
shaky European banks and fight financial market contagion to
prepare for a possible Greek default, diplomats said on Friday.