Downgrades of France, Others Irrelevant: Investors
Ratings agencies suffer from a credibility problem, judging from market reactions to some of their most dramatic moves.
In France, Little Sympathy for Luxury CEO
Much of public opinion seems to be lining up behind President Francois Hollande's declaration that it's patriotic to pay taxes, despite previous voices of dissent.
Hollande Calls for ‘Patriotism’ From Luxury CEO
LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault, for his part, said he would continue to pay French taxes after filing for Belgian citizenship.
Eurozone Confidence Falls
Economists were more optimistic than businesses and consumers in the eurozone, as figures show economic confidence reached its lowest level in three years.
Greece Must Stay in Eurozone: Hollande, Merkel
After meeting with Prime Minister Samaras of Greece on Saturday, President Hollande of France reiterated that Greece must remain in the eurozone—echoing the words of the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, the day before.
Germany Doubles Down on Greece
German officials seem to be backing away from earlier hints that leniency would be possible toward Greece on complying with the budget constraints of its bailout package.
Germany, France Discuss United Front Against Lenience for Greece
Despite Greece's attempt to win additional time to comply with bailout conditions, Chancellor Merkel of Germany and President Hollande of France were discussing ways to send a firm message that Athens must adhere to its original conditions.
Greek Leader Said to Seek More Time to Meet Austerity Goals
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras of Greece hopes to achieve two objectives with eurozone policymakers: to assure them that he will carry out mandated austerity measures and to win more time to do so.
Draghi, With Credibility at Stake, Ups Ante in Debt Fight
ECB President Mario Draghi is upping the ante after saying last week he would do "whatever it takes" to preserve the euro.
Europe: What Now?
Europe has avoided—for now—the drama of a Greek exit from the euro thanks to Greece electing a party that broadly backs its bailout terms.