As the eurozone’s economy sinks, the European Central Bank is thinking big. That’s worrying, says Matthew Lynn.
Emmanuel Macron, the French president, presents himself internationally as a bold statesman – yet his much-needed domestic reforms are remarkable for their timidity, says Frédéric Guirinec.
Once a sleepy backwater, the country embraced the credit boom with gusto. Then came the crunch. Ten years on, the economy is back on its feet and its prospects look good, says Simon Wilson.
Stockmarket volatility in Germany is a reflection of the underlying fragility of the country’s economy.
There are plenty of reasons for investors to be nervous. Perhaps the biggest danger right now is Italy. John Stepek looks at how it could all blow up.
Angela Merkle’s sister party, the Christian Social Union, has suffered heavy losses in Bavaria.
The French president has reshuffled his cabinet amid his plunging approval ratings.
Inflation in Turkey has soared to its highest level since 2003. In August, the annual rate of consumer price inflation had reached around 18% but in September it was almost 25%.
Italy’s debt is very high indeed. With the chances of repaying it slim, the eurozone is heading for yet another messy crisis. John Stepek explains what’s going on.
The big-spending budget proposed by Italy’s ruling populist coalition puts it at loggerheads with Brussels.
Italy’s populist government has decided to spend a lot more money than it’s got, risking a clash with the EU. John Stepek looks at how that might play out.