Insight: What ever happened to France's voice in Europe?
BRUSSELS/PARIS - A few hours after midnight one Sunday last month, as negotiations over a rescue for Cyprus dragged into a second day, French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici fell asleep.
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Cyprus Deal Hurts Credibility All Around
In the wake of the Cyprus bailout negotiations, it has become clear that the major parties involved were losers—an outcome that may complicate the next efforts at addressing Europe's financial crisis, writes Stephen Fidler.
Cyprus Bailout Plan Will Include Levy on Individual Deposits: Report
Despite public opposition, the threat of bank runs and a reverberation of financial pain for average Cypriots, officials in Cyprus close to the negotiations on Saturday say that a levy on depositors will remain part of the multi-billion euro bailout deal designed to secure funds from central Europe's financial powers. Bank workers and others took to the streets on Saturday in the capital of Nicosia to protest the restructuring of major institutions on Friday, fearing that their jobs would be lost and chaos would ensue if the deal goes through.
Obama Pledges Trade Pact Talks With E.U.
The promise of negotiations on a trade pact raises hopes in crisis-battered Europe, but agricultural products are likely to be a sticking point.
EU, U.S. on verge of "difficult" free-trade negotiations
SANTIAGO - The United States and the European Union are wrapping up final preparations for talks on a free-trade agreement that would encompass half the world's economic output, Europe's trade chief said on Saturday, while warning of "difficult negotiations."
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