europe

  • June 13, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, a wave of 16 car bombings in Iraq killed at least 66 people. More than 200 others were wounded. Also, a tense calm came to western Myanmar as heavy rains dampened five days of sectarian violence. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2012  

    After Spain’s economy minister formally asked for aid to bail out the fourth-largest economy in the eurozone, the 17-nation body approved a loan of up to $125 billion. But early optimism was overwhelmed by worries that the bailout might not be enough. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2012  

    As Spain secured up to $125 billion from the eurozone to bolster its ailing banks, early optimism was overshadowed by worries that the amount might not be enough. Judy Woodruff discusses the bailout with Douglas Rediker of the New America Foundation and Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Continue reading

  • June 8, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Bank of Spain in Madrid. Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images. It’s “Pain in Spain” week here at Making Sen$e. Thus far we’ve featured a two-part dispatch from former New York Times correspondent Ana Westley. Today, her husband takes center stage. … Continue reading

  • June 8, 2012  

    European leaders must stabilize their financial system to create a stronger eurozone, President Obama said Friday, urging them to act on the growing debt crisis. Jeffrey Brown, economist Nariman Behravesh and Drew Greenblatt of Marlin Steel Wire Products discuss how Europe’s economic troubles might affect U.S. economic growth. Continue reading

  • 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   BY Paul Solman  

    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   BY Paul Solman  

    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   BY Paul Solman  

    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