Paul Taylor

Germany rebuffs EU call for more risk-sharing

By Paul Taylor
December 14, 2012

BRUSSELS, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Germany rebuffed calls for more
financial risk-sharing in the euro zone on Friday, rejecting a
proposal for a fund to help debt-laden countries cope with
economic shocks and leaving open who would pay to wind down
stricken banks.

EU leaders promise further steps to quell crisis

By Paul Taylor
December 14, 2012

BRUSSELS, Dec 13 (Reuters) – European leaders agreed to
press on with further steps to shore up their finances and
sustain momentum in tackling the debt crisis on Friday, a day
after clinching a deal on banking supervision and approving
long-delayed aid to Greece.

Greece gets new EU aid, declares “Grexit” era dead

By Paul Taylor
December 13, 2012

BRUSSELS, Dec 13 (Reuters) – The euro zone agreed on
Thursday to provide nearly 50 billion euros ($64 billion) in
long-delayed aid to Athens, prompting its Prime Minister Antonis
Samaras to declare an end to talk of a Greek exit from the
single currency.

Franco-German chill reshuffles cards in Europe

By Paul Taylor
December 10, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – A chill has settled over the Rhine seven months after the election of Socialist French President Francois Hollande, reshuffling the cards in Europe’s perpetual power game.

Analysis: Franco-German chill reshuffles cards in Europe

By Paul Taylor
December 10, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – A chill has settled over the Rhine seven months after the election of Socialist French President Francois Hollande, reshuffling the cards in Europe’s perpetual power game.

Wanted: A bridge-builder for the euro zone

By Paul Taylor
December 5, 2012

PARIS, Dec 5 (Reuters) – The hunt is on for a competent,
articulate consensus-builder to succeed veteran Luxembourg Prime
Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as chairman of euro zone finance
ministers and help the currency bloc to emerge from crisis.

Greek deal puts euro zone in slow recovery room

By Paul Taylor
December 2, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – The euro zone is in the recovery room now the danger of a Greek default has been averted for a couple of years, but it is not yet safe from a Japanese-style “lost decade”.

Analysis: Greek deal puts euro zone in slow recovery room

By Paul Taylor
December 2, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – The euro zone is in the recovery room now the danger of a Greek default has been averted for a couple of years, but it is not yet safe from a Japanese-style “lost decade”.