Paul Taylor

Analysis: Europe’s separatists gain ground in crisis

By Paul Taylor
October 15, 2012

PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – From the Pyrennean pastures of Catalonia to the heathery highlands of Scotland, separatists are gaining ground as Europe’s economic crisis deepens, but this does not necessarily mean there will be more national flags on the map.

Europe’s separatists gain ground in crisis

By Paul Taylor
October 15, 2012

PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – From the Pyrennean pastures of Catalonia to the heathery highlands of Scotland, separatists are gaining ground as Europe’s economic crisis deepens, but this does not necessarily mean there will be more national flags on the map.

Nobel-crowned EU risks future as loveless marriage

By Paul Taylor
October 15, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union’s Nobel peace prize comes just as a realisation is dawning that Europe’s single currency – the EU’s most ambitious project – has survived three years of incessant financial turmoil and is not going to break up.

Analysis: Nobel-crowned EU risks future as loveless marriage

By Paul Taylor
October 15, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union’s Nobel peace prize comes just as a realization is dawning that Europe’s single currency – the EU’s most ambitious project – has survived three years of incessant financial turmoil and is not going to break up.

Nobel prize may restore EU’s lost sense of purpose

By Paul Taylor
October 12, 2012

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Winning the Nobel peace prize is a huge morale boost for an organisation that has only recently had a near-death experience and is still not entirely sure it is out of danger.

Analysis: Nobel prize may restore EU’s lost sense of purpose

By Paul Taylor
October 12, 2012

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Winning the Nobel peace prize is a huge morale boost for an organization that has only recently had a near-death experience and is still not entirely sure it is out of danger.

Exclusive: Euro zone considering bond insurance for Spain – sources

By Paul Taylor
October 4, 2012

MADRID/PARIS (Reuters) – The euro zone is considering aiding Spain by providing insurance for investors who buy government bonds in a move designed to maintain Spanish access to capital markets and minimize the cost to European taxpayers, European sources said.

ECB’s “nuclear option” better as deterrent than weapon

By Paul Taylor
October 1, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – Buying unlimited quantities of bonds is sometimes described as a central bank’s nuclear option, deploying an overwhelming force that threatens speculators with annihilation.

Analysis: ECB’s “nuclear option” better as deterrent than weapon

By Paul Taylor
October 1, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – Buying unlimited quantities of bonds is sometimes described as a central bank’s nuclear option, deploying an overwhelming force that threatens speculators with annihilation.

Euro crisis tests limits of “French exception”

By Paul Taylor
September 17, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – The French consider themselves an exceptional lot. With much of the world’s finest food, wine, landscape, architecture, literature and arts, it’s hardly surprising.