Euro Crisis

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In the Wake of Austerity, Europe Grapples with Arts Cuts

Monday, August 06, 2012

Classical music organizations throughout Europe have suffered from funding cuts in the wake of the euro crisis. Has the fat lady sung?

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The Takeaway

Wolfson Economic Prize Recognizes the Best Plan for Leaving the Euro

Thursday, July 05, 2012

The 2012 Wolfson Economic prize has been won by Roger Bootle, who came up with a plan for how to cope with the demise of the euro. Bootle led a team from Capital Economics that submitted a plan called "Leaving the Euro: A Practical Guide" (PDF). It was deemed ...


The Brian Lehrer Show

G-20 and the Euro Zone

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Simon Kennedy, Bloomberg News European Economy reporter, explains how leaders are addressing the Euro Zone crisis at the G-20 summit in Mexico, and what plan might emerge to stabilize the world economy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Planet Money Explains the Eurozone Crisis

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Live from WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. Watch live video here.

Founders of Planet Money, Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg, help break down how we got to this moment of European disunion, and what the future may hold for the Euro.


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The Takeaway

Joseph Stiglitz on Spain's Bank Bailout

Monday, June 11, 2012

Nobel Prize winning economist and Columbia University professor Joseph Stiglitz responds to the bailout of Spanish banks. His new book is called the "The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future."

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The Takeaway

Follow Friday with Dan Damon and Farai Chideya

Friday, June 08, 2012

Our Follow Friday panel, journalist Farai Chideya and BBC World Update host Dan Damon, discusses the top stories of the past week, including the European debt crisis, Diamond Jubilee, White House leaks, Clinton gaffe, and the death of Ray Bradbury.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: The Eurozone Crisis

Thursday, June 07, 2012

There’s been talk of Greece returning to the drachma and now the European Union and Germany are said to be exploring the possibility of rescuing Spain. On this week’s first Backstory, Peter Spiegel, Brussels Bureau Chief for the Financial Times, talks about the latest developments in the ongoing economic crisis in the Eurozone.

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The Takeaway

The Euro Crisis Intensifies: Questions on Greece and the Debt

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Greece spent a decade working to become a full member of the European Union. Now it appears it's doing its best to get thrown out. At a summit meeting in Brussels last night, Euro leaders stepped up contingency planning for a possible Greek exit from the euro zone. Meanwhile, Europe's leaders are struggling to overcome their differences on how to resolve the EU's debt crisis. Joining us is Matthew Price, Brussels Correspondent for our partner the BBC.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: French Elections and the Euro

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Stanley Pignal, private equity correspondent for the Financial Times, discusses the French presidential election and what the outcome could mean for the Euro.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

E.U. Ambassador

Monday, April 30, 2012

João Vale de Almeida, E.U. ambassador to the U.S., talks about the financial crisis in Europe, as well as the overall E.U./U.S. relationship.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Financial Concerns in Spain and Italy, Israel-Palestine Talks, Fragile Ceasefire in Syria, Romneys' First Interview

Monday, April 16, 2012

Discussing the news for the week ahead are Marcus Mabry, editor-at-large at The International Herald Tribune and Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, discuss the news for the week ahead, including the end of a ceasefire in Syria, Israeli-Palestine talks, rising Eurozone borrowing costs, and the Romneys' interview with Diane Sawyer.

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The Washington Report

Predictions for 2012

Monday, January 02, 2012

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, speaks to Manoush Zomorodi about his predictions for the coming year in the Middle East, Europe, China, and in the coming elections here in the United States.

The Takeaway

The Economic Forecast for 2012

Friday, December 30, 2011

As evidenced by the Congressional debt panel's failure, MF Global's $600 million missing investor funds, and lagging employment numbers, the U.S. has a long way to go in terms of solving the economic problems that created the 2008 financial crisis. And there are plenty of potential pitfalls abroad — China's inflation rate is at 10 percent, and the euro zone's ongoing debt crisis. Yet, there are bright spots with many manufacturing, energy, and tech sector jobs growing.


The Takeaway

New Leads on Missing MF Global Funds

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The House Commodity Futures Trading Commission's review of MF Global are getting closer to finding out where 1.2 billion dollars of investor's funds went. Former Chief Executive John Corzine has testified he does not know where the funds went, and was unaware that any customer money was missing until October 30th of this year. The now bankrupt brokerage firm made a 6.3 billion dollar bet on European sovereign debt.

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The Takeaway

S&P Warns France and Germany of Downgrade

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Standard and Poor's announced on Monday that it is considering a credit rating downgrade for both Germany and France, the euro zone's two biggest economies. The move takes place as euro zone countries meet in Brussels in an attempt to stop the ongoing crisis. The two countries currently have a top-notch AAA rating from the agency. Standard and Poor's said that 13 additional euro zone countries are also vulnerable to downgrade as a result of the continent’s economic crisis. 

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Iowa Caucus, Payroll Tax Cut, Euro Zone Crisis

Monday, December 05, 2011

After an eventful weekend, GOP presidential candidates are gearing up for the influential Iowa caucuses. Democrats on Capital Hill hope to pass a payroll tax cut in the face of Republican opposition. Abroad, the euro debt crisis continue to loom over the world economy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are meeting ahead of the Brussels summit on Friday to discuss greater fiscal coordination between European countries, and Italy's new government looks to pass austerity measures to ease their debt.


The Takeaway

Mario Monti To Form New Government in Italy

Monday, November 14, 2011

With Silvio Berlusconi officially submitting his resignation this weekend, the Mario Monti era begins in Italy. The interim prime minister's first task will be to form a new government to enforce the country's recently approved austerity package to get the country's debt burden under control. But who is Italy's new leader? And will his new government be enough to prevent a further crisis in the euro zone?