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Merkel: Europe must continue structural reform – MarketWatch

Merkel: Europe must continue structural reform – MarketWatch

Mark Hulbert Ignore ‘megasales’ by mega-shareholders Merkel: Europe must continue structural reform – MarketWatch

Interview: British Historian Timothy Garton Ash On Europe’s Future – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

British writer and historian Timothy Garton Ash was in Brussels on March 16 to take part in the German Marshall Fund’s annual forum of influential North American and European political, corporate, and intellectual leaders to discuss Euro-Atlantic issues. He spoke to RFE/RL correspondent Rikard Jozwiak about the future of Europe. RFE/RL: Does it […]

Pope wants Catholic Church to serve the poor – Aljazeera.com

Pope Francis has said he wants “a poor Church, for the poor”, giving his clearest indication yet that he wants a more austere Catholic Church. He made his comments in an audience with journalists on Saturday, explaining why he chose to take the name Francis, after St Francis of Assisi, a symbol of peace, austerity […]

Bailout terms prompt run on Cyprus banks – Aljazeera.com

Cyprus has received a $13bn bailout after lengthy talks in Brussels with eurozone leaders and the International Monetary Fund. But the conditions attached to the deal have led to a run on the country’s banks. Savers reacted with shock on Saturday after the government agreed to an unprecedented levy on all deposits in return for […]

First ‘alive’ liver transplants successful – Aljazeera.com

British surgeons said they have performed successful liver transplants on two patients using a revolutionary technique which keeps the organ warm and functioning while outside the body. The team, working at King’s College Hospital in London, said the procedure could significantly increase the number of organs available for transplantation. Donor organs are currently […]

Europe financial sector is fragile, says IMF – CNN

Europe financial sector is fragile, says IMF – CNN

Frankfurt, Germany’s financial capital, needs its banks — and those in the rest of the EU — to take further steps to repair balance sheets. Europe must do more to shore up its banks and take steps […]

IMF says Europe’s banking sector still fragile – Huffington Post

PARIS — Europe’s banks are still fragile and the European Union has a way to go to make them stable, the International Monetary Fund said Friday in its first assessment of the continent’s financial sector. The report said that, despite the progress made by the EU to repair its financial system, several challenges remain: banks […]

Other Europeans Balk at Bid by Britain and France to Arm Syria’s Rebels – New York Times

Germany, Austria and other countries pushed back hard against a French-British effort to lift a weapons embargo on Syria to allow the arming of the rebels — who say they desperately need antiaircraft and other sophisticated weapons to turn the tide of a war that has killed more than 70,000 people. After a two-day European […]

No Decision on Bee-Harming Pesticides in Europe – New York Times

The proposal was based on a recent report from the European Food Safety Authority recommending that no pesticide containing chemicals known as neonicotinoids be used on crops that are attractive to honeybees, because of the risk that the insects would be poisoned. Frédéric Vincent, a spokesman for the European Commission, said that for the moment […]

From Athens to London: Europe Under Austerity – Huffington Post UK (blog)

On Saturday morning, I’m meeting Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the Greek Opposition and head of the left-wing Syriza coalition. We will be talking about the spectre that’s haunting Europe: austerity. On Wednesday, the TUC held a rally in Westminster calling on George Osborne to use his Budget next week to change course and provide […]