Paul Taylor

Europe’s reform drive risks running out of steam

March 29, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – European leaders are caught between former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s injunction “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste” and Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker’s admission that “We all know what to do. We just don’t know how to get re-elected after we’ve done it.”

Analysis: Europe’s reform drive risks running out of steam

March 28, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – European leaders are caught between former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s injunction “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste” and Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker’s admission that “We all know what to do. We just don’t know how to get re-elected after we’ve done it.”

Shootings upend French election, Sarkozy gains

March 22, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – The shootings of French soldiers and Jewish schoolchildren by a home-grown Islamist gunman killed by police have upended France’s election campaign and resurrected conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy’s prospects.

Killings may be campaign boost for France’s Sarkozy

March 20, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – A string of apparently racist murders in France could be a political windfall for conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy, showcasing his leadership a month before a presidential election he seemed on course to lose.

Sarkozy, Hollande snipe at EU to woo voters

March 19, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – To a visitor from Mars, France’s presidential election must seem a bizarre contest between candidates waging largely artificial battles with Europe before an electorate of economic illiterates.

Analysis: Sarkozy, Hollande snipe at EU to woo voters

March 19, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – To a visitor from Mars, France’s presidential election must seem a bizarre contest between candidates waging largely artificial battles with Europe before an electorate of economic illiterates.

In France presidential battle lines drawn on austerity

March 16, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s main presidential candidates have drawn clear battle lines over austerity, Europe and Germany as opinion polls show the gap between them narrowing five weeks before the first round of voting.

Ireland seeks promissory note deal by year end

March 15, 2012

PARIS, March 15 (Reuters) – Ireland is seeking a
significant reduction in the 17 billion euros ($22 billion) of
interest it would have to pay on a promissory note issued to
bail out its failed banks, Finance Minister Michael Noonan said
on Thursday.

Out of intensive care, Europe risks chronic illness

March 5, 2012

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The euro zone is out of the emergency ward, but it may face a chronic debilitating illness rather than a rapid convalescence.

Analysis: Out of intensive care, Europe risks chronic illness

March 5, 2012

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The euro zone is out of the emergency ward, but it may face a chronic debilitating illness rather than a rapid convalescence.