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Schaeuble’s Fire-and-Brimstone Message Sets Electoral Tone

The words “grave economic catastrophe” aren’t commonly among the crafted Swabian pronouncements of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble when he discusses the European debt crisis. But they did emerge Tuesday evening in Berlin as he fielded questions from Christian Democratic...

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Photograph by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images

Hollande: Give Me Governance, Not GovernFrance

French President Francois Hollande wants “stronger governance” and “strengthened economic policy coordination” in the euro zone — as long as France isn’t governed or coordinated by it. France’s embattled leader performed this logical backflip last night after putting out a...

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Photograph by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Merkel Reigns on Cyprus — Not

Yesterday was the big German parliamentary decision on aid for Cyprus, and the burning question was whether Chancellor Angela Merkel would hold her coalition together or, as in past Bundestag crisis-management moments, rely on opposition votes to pass the package....

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Photograph by Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images

Monti’s Virtue vs. Germany’s Vices

For once, Mario Monti had a sympathetic audience — dozens of European officials he mingled with and presided over during a 10-year European Commission career that, by the looks of it, he will remember more fondly than the 15 months...

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Photograph by Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Italy’s Vote Was Bersani’s to Lose, and He Almost Pulled It Off

The Italian elections were his to lose, and Democratic Party leader Pier Luigi Bersani did a really good job of almost doing just that. Bersani, a former communist who backed Prime Minister Mario Monti’s technical government, squandered a 15-point poll...

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Photograph by Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Pope, Music Festival May Have Clipped Berlusconi’s Poll Momentum

Pope Benedict XVI’s surprise resignation and the popular San Remo music festival may have clipped some of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s momentum in the campaign for Italy’s end-of-month election amid a blackout on opinion polls. Pope Benedict’s Feb. 11...

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Photograph by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images

Calls for Spanish Premier to Quit Echo Attacks That Made Aznar

Spain’s socialist opposition leader Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba is trying to make the most of graft allegations against Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. His campaign to get Rajoy to quit brings back memories of when the Socialist Party was ejected from power...

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