Paul Taylor

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”.

German hint of Greek debt relief raises euro hopes

By Paul Taylor
November 26, 2012

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Three years into the euro zone’s debt crisis, Germany’s finance minister hinted tantalisingly last week at a potential breakthrough.

Analysis: German hint of Greek debt relief raises euro hopes

By Paul Taylor
November 26, 2012

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Three years into the euro zone’s debt crisis, Germany’s finance minister hinted tantalisingly last week at a potential breakthrough.

Analysis: New Mideast balance constrains Israel Gaza action

By Paul Taylor
November 19, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – A new balance of power in the Middle East will limit Israel’s ability to impose its ceasefire terms on Hamas in Gaza, but technology is compensating by curbing the Islamist militants’ capacity to cause casualties in the Jewish state.

Analysis – New Middle East balance constrains Israel Gaza action

By Paul Taylor
November 19, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – A new balance of power in the Middle East will limit Israel’s ability to impose its ceasefire terms on Hamas in Gaza, but technology is compensating by curbing the Islamist militants’ capacity to cause casualties in the Jewish state.

Analysis: Euro zone ponders best path to “GEMU”

By Paul Taylor
October 29, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – In the rich lexicon of Brussels acronyms, a new treasure has entered the vocabulary since June: GEMU.

EU faces two tough months of bargaining to boost euro confidence

By Paul Taylor
October 21, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – European Union leaders face two months of tough bargaining on money, power and the future governance of the euro zone before they can boost confidence that the existential threat to the single currency has faded.