The Eurozone Crisis

  • March 22, 2013   BY Ray Suarez  

    Trams on Dublin’s new light rail system stop for passengers. Photos by Ray Suarez/PBS NewsHour. There’s no oil. The domestic market is small, and scared. Overseas customers who once made you rich are now in economic crisis. After a housing … Continue reading

  • March 19, 2013   BY Ray Suarez  

    Unfinished homes sit empty on an abandoned housing development in Keshcarrigan, Ireland. Photo by Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg. Ireland was once one of the poorest countries in Western Europe. Then it went on a tear, became “The Celtic Tiger,” and was no … Continue reading

  • November 14, 2012   BY News Desk  

    Transportation in parts of Europe was at a standstill Wednesday as strikers forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights and many train routes in Spain and Portugal. Demonstrators railed against government cuts in major cities across the continent. In France, … Continue reading

  • September 11, 2012   BY Michael D. Mosettig  

    A worker in Utrecht, the Netherlands, hangs a poster of one of the parties taking part in Wednesday’s Dutch parliamentary elections. Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images. Updated on Sept. 12: Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court on Wednesday gave the green light … Continue reading

  • January 26, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    Pedestrians pass an entrance to the Greek finance ministry in Athens. European stocks declined from a five-month high as the region’s finance ministers failed to agree on a debt-swap deal for Greece and called for a greater contribution from bondholders. … Continue reading

  • January 25, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    The European Central Bank’s new headquarters, still under construction, right, are seen alongside other buildings within the city, across from the River Main in Frankfurt, Germany. Photo by Hannelore Foerster/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Some might be expecting comment on the … Continue reading

  • January 9, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes French President Nicolas Sarkozy Monday at the Chancellery in Berlin. The two leaders discussed the ongoing Eurozone debt crisis. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images. Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on … Continue reading

  • December 20, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    A Greek 500 drachma banknote sits atop euros. Photo by Peter Phipp via Getty Images. Today’s post tries to answer a number of questions that have come in over the past few weeks along the lines of, “What’s going to … Continue reading

  • November 24, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Trader at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany. Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images. The U.S. markets lie as still today as the birds on America’s platters, but the same cannot be said for fluttering Europe, or anywhere else in the … Continue reading

  • August 16, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    With the eurozone in such obvious economic turmoil, we turn to former chief IMF economist and longtime friend and favorite of Making Sen$e, Simon Johnson (Peterson Institute, MIT). We asked him a series of pressing questions: Paul Solman: Is the … Continue reading