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Photograph by Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Monte Paschi Provides Fodder for Berlusconi Attacks on Rivals

Revelations that Banca Monte Paschi hid details of structured finance deals that may produce hundreds of millions of euros in losses is embroiling everyone from Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti to European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, while providing fodder...

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German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle in Berlin on Jan. 27, 2010

Photograph by Michele Tantussi/Bloomberg

German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle in Berlin on Jan. 27, 2010

Today in Euro Crisis History: Trial Balloon Dept.

January 30, 2010 Germany’s Bruederle Rules Out Bailout for Greece German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle ruled out a rescue for Greece, as officials in Athens struggle to tame the euro area’s biggest budget deficit. “I don’t think that a bailout...

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Photograph by Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images

Photograph by Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images

In Snowy Berlin, Merkel and Hollande Claim There’s a Spark

If nothing else, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande say they have chemistry. The two leaders may not have reenacted the 1963 embrace between West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and French President Charles de Gaulle at the Elysee Palace. But they...

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