All posts tagged euro zone

  • Despite setbacks, EU leaders upbeat on economic turnaround
    March 16, 2013, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    Despite rising protests against austerity, European leaders agreed in Brussels that tough measures to turn around the region’s economy are working.Speaking to reporters in the Belgian capital, EU President Herman […]

  • Europe eases austerity controls in face of high unemployment
    March 15, 2013, by VOANews

    European governments have eased austerity controls over national budgets in an effort to combat the continent’s burgeoning unemployment and stagnant economic growth. European Union leaders, meeting at a summit in […]

  • EU leaders confront new economic concerns
    March 15, 2013, by VOANews

    European leaders are gathered in Brussels for another summit, facing new concerns that their austerity policies are adding to the continent’s unemployment problem and weakening the chances for an economic […]

  • Latvia asks to join euro zone
    March 5, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Latvia has officially asked the European Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB) for an extraordinary convergence report “in order to assess the readiness of Latvia to the membership in […]

  • European finance ministers meet on eurozone crisis
    June 22, 2012, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    European finance ministers are discussing how to tackle Europe’s sovereign debt and banking crisis during a two-day meeting in Luxembourg. The talks begin a series of critical economic meetings. The […]

  • The ‘Sofia’ criteria for the euro zone
    June 19, 2012, by Petar Ganev, IME

    The European Central Bank (ECB) published its Convergence Report (2012), in which it evaluates the progress of the members states that have committed themselves to joining the euro by following […]

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    Obama, G20 press Europe on economic plan
    June 19, 2012, by Kent Klein of VOANews

    Europe’s financial crisis took center stage on Monday as the Group of 20 economic summit began in Mexico.  President Barack Obama and other G20 leaders continued to urge European nations […]

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    Euro zone crisis expected to dominate G20 Summit
    June 14, 2012, by Kent Klein of VOANews

    Much of President Barack Obama’s attention at next week’s Group of 20 economic summit in Mexico’s Pacific resort of Los Cabos may be focused on trying to help Europe solve its money […]