europe

  • June 8, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news with Judy Woodruff including Europe’s growing debt crisis, President Obama’s comments on the economic health of the American private sector and the takeaways from the Wisconsin recall election. Continue reading

  • June 7, 2012    

    Church of Our Lady of Incarnation in Spain. Photo by SantiMB via Flickr Creative Commons. In the second part of her dispatch from Spain, former New York Times correspondent and friend of Making Sen$e, Ana Westley describes the privileges of … Continue reading

  • June 6, 2012    

    People take part in a protest in front of a BBVA bank office in Barcelona. Photo by Josep Lago AFP/Getty Images This week here at Making Sen$e, we’ll be featuring dispatches from Europe’s financial front lines – mainly and plainly, … Continue reading

  • June 6, 2012    

    People take part in a protest in front of a BBVA bank office in Barcelona. Photo by Josep Lago AFP/Getty Images This week here at Making Sen$e, we’ll be featuring dispatches from Europe’s financial front lines – mainly and plainly, … Continue reading

  • May 24, 2012  

    After an inconclusive meeting of European leaders in Brussels ended Wednesday, new data showed a worsening economic contraction throughout the continent. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • May 24, 2012  

    Economic divisions between France and Germany were reinforced Wednesday at a summit on Europe’s debt crisis with austerity, promises of economic growth and a potential euro exit by Greece among the topics of open and vocal debate. Jeffrey Brown and The Economist’s Zanny Minton discuss what’s ahead for the eurozone. Continue reading

  • May 15, 2012  

    Greece’s political turmoil intensified Tuesday amid calls for fresh elections. Ray Suarez gets the latest from reporter John Psaropoulos. He then turns to Fred Bergsten of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Nicholas Burns of Harvard Kennedy School for more analysis on the economic impact worldwide. Continue reading

  • May 14, 2012  

    In other news Monday, rival party leaders in Greece began a last-ditch effort to form a new government while European leaders faced the growing possibility that Greece’s days in the eurozone might be numbered if it rejects austerity measures. Also, plans to close some 600 U.S. post offices have officially been put on hold. Continue reading

  • May 7, 2012  

    In a firm rebuke to France’s Nicolas Sarkozy and the fiscal austerity measures he advocated, a beaming Francois Hollande — the country’s Socialist Party president-elect — promised a “new direction” for his nation and Europe. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • May 7, 2012  

    French voters on Sunday elected Socialist candidate Francois Hollande to the presidency — rebuking sitting leader Nicholas Sarkozy and austerity measures. Jeffrey Brown, The New York Times’ Elaine Sciolino, Georgetown University’s Charles Kupchan and The Globalist’s Stephan Richter discuss the prospects of major policy shifts. Continue reading