Euro in crisis

In-depth news, commentary and analysis of the eurozone’s debt crisis and its faltering recovery as it struggles with austerity and attempts to regain competitiveness

The euro masks the blunders of politicians

©Matt Kenyon

States should think more about realising the integration they want, writes Martin Sandbu


Eurozone crisis interactive
Key moments in the eurozone crisis and a breakdown of bailout spending so far

Spectre of ‘lost decade’ haunting Europe

Pressure grows on ECB to start quantitative easing

Eurozone banks set for €250bn injection

Banks expected to borrow in September and December

Eurozone economy shudders to halt

Dismal data from Germany, France and Italy prompt QE calls

Q&A: How bad is the eurozone slowdown?

Bloc’s core hit by snags as QE pressure grows on ECB

France warns on budget deficit target

Finance minister slashes growth forecast to 0.5%

Data reveal chinks in eurozone’s recovery

Germany adds to eurozone worries

GDP figures likely to show growth slowing

Eurozone recovery on track, says Draghi

ECB chief admits Ukraine and Middle East crises raise risks

ECB expected to hold interest rates

Investors will be watching closely for the tone of Mario Draghi’s comments

Eurozone inflation falls to low of 0.4%

Currency bloc moves a step closer to outright deflation

Juncker considers creating financial services tsar

London fears tilt of policy towards eurozone

Eurozone lending conditions improve

Standards for credit to business ease for first time since 2007

‘Three arrows’ to put EU back on target

Policy initiatives need to focus on core as well as periphery

Capital markets still not safe for Greece

Contagion remains an issue, as displayed by recent woes in Portugal

Weak US + slowing China = big EU trouble

Eurozone recovery depends on export growth

Worst threat to euro is a lack of trust

The argument between Italy and Germany asks a question at the heart of the currency’s future

Renzi’s boast looks like history repeating

Consumer prices fall in Germany and Spain

Easing pressures point to lower eurozone inflation

Euro stamina challenged by Draghi’s mettle

ECB’s deposit rates and risk of QE dent currency’s progress

German borrowing costs reach record low

10-year yield of 1.12% is lowest since early 1800s

Eurozone banks reverse downsizing moves

Collective assets grew in April and May to €30.87tn

Euronext chief cites France as weak spot

Cerutti confident Europe on the road to ‘slow but sure’ recovery

Reality check for European banks

Reaction to Banco Espírito Santo affair reveals investor concerns

Portugal bank fears spark stocks sell-off

Fallout from Banco Espírito Santo turmoil spreads to Wall Street

ECB under pressure to rein in ‘crazy’ euro

Reduce value to the dollar, says Airbus chief

Draghi shakes up ECB deliberations

Central bank will publish minutes from January 2015

Eurozone’s economic recovery stutters

Services and manufacturing PMI hits lowest since December