• 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

  • April 27, 2012  

    Even as British Prime Minister David Cameron defended the notion of austerity, governments across Europe were toppling or falling back into recession. Ray Suarez and George Washington University’s Scheherazade Rehman discuss problems and potential solutions, both in the U.S. and overseas. Continue reading

  • April 27, 2012  

    Romania’s government fell in a no-confidence vote Friday while the Czech Republic’s government moved to the brink of collapse before surviving a no-confidence vote. The Dutch government collapsed Monday and Spain — Europe’s fourth-largest economy — fell back into recession. Ray Suarez reports on renewed worries across Europe. Continue reading

  • February 13, 2012  

    In other news Monday, Syrian rebels pushed back against government tanks in the town of Rastan as the uprising moved toward open warfare. In Afghanistan, NATO acknowledged an airstrike may have accidentally killed eight boys last week. Continue reading