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I have often thought of European officials as the proverbial "plate spinners" from the circus. Those talented artists who balance spinning plates on sticks, ever increasing the number of sticks, rushing from one to the other, giving them a tug and pull to keep them moving, always aware that if they are too slow or too fast, one of the plates will crash to the ground.

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EU targets unemployment amid crisisupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 11:49:00

European leaders are proposing new measures to combat soaring youth unemployment as the scramble to halt the continent's debt crisis continues despite agreement over financial safeguards.

Croatian voters back bid to join European Unionupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 17:58:00

Croatians voted Sunday in support of their country's bid to join the European Union, paving the way for the southern European nation to become the alliance's 28th member.

EU threatens legal action over controversial reforms in Hungaryupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 14:53:00

The European Commission warned Hungary Tuesday it faces legal action over controversial reforms introduced by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government.

EU threatens Hungary over new lawsupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 14:53:00

Viktor Szabo, formally of the Natl. Bank of Hungary, talks about the EU and IMF threatening to withhold aid from Hungary.

Are Hungarian protests too late?updated: Tue Jan 03 2012 13:25:00

Are protests too little to late to stop Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's alleged power grab?

CNNMoney: Italy getting IMF chaperoneupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 10:33:00

Italy has agreed to have the International Monetary Fund monitor the implementation of proposed fiscal reforms, European Union officials announced Friday.

Jose Manuel Barroso: "No one wants to replace Europe"updated: Tue Nov 01 2011 13:54:00

Europe's leaders must act quickly and collectively to confront the eurozone's sovereign debt crisis -- or risk the bloc's fragmentation, according to Jose Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Commission.

Barroso: 'We need to act now'updated: Tue Nov 01 2011 13:54:00

President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso is confident Europe has a bright future ahead.

What to do next for European debt crisis?updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 21:47:00

CNN's Richard Quest talks to Harvard University's Ken Rogoff on Europe's ongoing debt crisis.

Barroso implores EU to act on Greeceupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 21:47:00

Europe's leaders should stop prevaricating and quickly adopt a plan to bail-out Greece, recapitalise the region's banks and give the eurozone's rescue fund more firepower to stop economic contagion, the president of the European Commission said.

CNNMoney: Stock advance on Europe hopesupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 17:01:00

A broad rally lost steam during the final minutes of trading, but stocks still ended sharply higher Wednesday as investors welcomed the latest plan to recapitalize European banks.

CNNMoney: Barroso calls for immediate action on debt crisisupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 12:49:00

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso announced a five-point plan Wednesday to address Europe's sovereign debt problems, saying policymakers need to act immediately to resolve the long running crisis.

Barroso to announce bank planupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 08:38:00

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso will announce his plan to recapitalize Europe's banks on Wednesday afternoon, his office told CNN.

Slovakians react to bailoutupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 08:38:00

Three Slovakians spoke to CNN on whether or not they support their country helping to bailout Greece.

CNNMoney: Greek Prime Minister survives confidence voteupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 19:48:00

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou survived a confidence vote on Tuesday, as Greek lawmakers voted to support his government as it tries to work through a debt crisis that is strangling the nation.

Greece prepares to sell off state assets to get loansupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 18:46:00

Greece is preparing to sell off billions of dollars worth of state assets including airports, highways and state-owned companies, as well as banks, real estate and gaming licenses, to meet international lenders' demands that it raise funds.

CNNMoney: Gifts to Obama: From flashy to bizarreupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 18:24:00

The State Department has released its annual list of gifts from foreign governments to federal employees, and as one would expect, President Obama made out pretty well.

Estonia to join Eurozoneupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 18:17:00

Estonia becomes the newest member of the Eurozone Saturday as it adopts the euro as its official currency when the clock rings out 2010.

Workers building emergency dams to stem second toxic spillupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 15:24:00

Workers in Hungary were racing Tuesday to build three emergency dams to stem an expected second toxic spill from an aluminum plant.

Plant species in peril, report warnsupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 09:42:00

Over one-fifth of the world's plant species are threatened with extinction according to a new study compiled by the UK's Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, London.

France's Roma expulsions face international probeupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 16:51:00

The European Commission is looking into France's expulsion of more than 8,000 ethnic Roma, commonly referred to as gypsies, the commission's president told CNN Tuesday.

Barroso on Greece aidupdated: Sun Mar 28 2010 12:57:00

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso talks with CNN's Richard Quest about a bailout package for Greece.

Lisbon Treaty in sight for EU after Czechs agreeupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 08:28:00

The European Union was days away Friday from ratification of the Lisbon Treaty after the president of the Czech Republic -- the remaining holdout in negotiations -- agreed to ratify it.

It's down to business as Brown hails new eraupdated: Fri Apr 03 2009 04:55:00

After the pageantry and splendor of audiences with the Queen and dinner at Downing Street, G-20 leaders could be forgiven a sense of anti-climax as they arrived for work Thursday for a summit heralding a "new era of international partnership," according to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Bridging the gap at G-20updated: Fri Apr 03 2009 04:55:00

CNN's Paula Newton talks to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in London.

CNNMoney: G-20 summit beginsupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 08:52:00

Leaders attending the G-20 summit in London Thursday said they were confident and hopeful of progress as they sat down to grapple with the global economic crisis.

UK bank bailout flubupdated: Sun Mar 01 2009 17:53:00

Prime Minister Gordon Brown is strongly criticizing the former heads of Britain's failed banks. ITN's Simon Harris reports.

EU pledges 'appropriate' aid to hurting membersupdated: Sun Mar 01 2009 17:53:00

European Union leaders have agreed to provide "appropriate" aid on a case-by-case basis to member nations battered by the global economic downturn, the union's current president said Sunday.

Europe lashes out at Russia, Ukraineupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 21:52:00

European officials expressed frustration at Russia and Ukraine's inability to enforce an agreement to resume delivery of natural gas, amid heat and cooking gas shortages and sub-zero temperatures endured by millions of people.

EU leaders slam 'brutal' gas stoppageupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 20:35:00

Frustrated European Union leaders lashed out Wednesday at Russian and Ukrainian energy companies whose dispute over natural gas has stopped supplies to Europe for the past week.

Russia to open gas taps to Europeupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 20:35:00

CNN's Matthew Chance reports on an agreement which promises to see natural gas supplies from Russia to Europe resume.

Time.com: Asia, Europe Reach Consensus on Financial Crisisupdated: Sat Oct 25 2008 12:00:00

Asian and European leaders said Saturday they have reached a broad consensus on ways to deal with the global financial meltdown

Summit leaders: Global teamwork needed to fight crunchupdated: Sat Oct 25 2008 06:09:00

Asian and European leaders vowed Saturday to act together to address the global financial crisis, calling for decisive action following a two-day summit in the Chinese capital.

Asia-Europe meeting on crisisupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 16:30:00

European and Asian leaders are meeting to focus on the global financial crisis. CNN's Emily Chang reports.

Stocks bomb as dire warnings shake marketsupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 16:30:00

Stock prices suffered steep losses Friday as dire recession forecasts drove the global financial system into one of its most sickening downward lurches since the credit crisis began.

U.S. in 'midst of a credit tsunami,' says Greenspanupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 00:04:00

The former head of the U.S. Federal Reserve has said the United States is "in the midst of a credit tsunami," but it will emerge from the crisis with a "far sounder financial system."

Time.com: Bretton Woods Systemupdated: Tue Oct 21 2008 19:00:00

As the creation of a new global economic system becomes increasingly likely, TIME takes a look back at the old one, created in New Hampshire in 1944

Time.com: Markets Cheer Calls to Overhaul Global Financeupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 09:00:00

Asian and European traders seemed to welcome talk of a major conference to revamp the international financial system

Bush to host world summit on financial crisisupdated: Sun Oct 19 2008 11:19:00

President Bush announced Saturday that he will host the first of what could be several summits of world leaders to discuss the global response to the financial crisis.

Bush to meet Sarkozy, EU on finance crisisupdated: Sat Oct 18 2008 10:34:00

U.S. President George W. Bush plans to host French President Nicolas Sarkozy and EU President Jose Manuel Barroso at Camp David Saturday to discuss the global financial situation.

Bush tries to calm citizensupdated: Sat Oct 18 2008 10:34:00

President Bush works to reassure Americans the government is on the job to rein in the financial crisis.

Asian markets follow Wall Street slumpupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 03:52:00

Asian and Pacific stock markets followed Wall Street lower Friday as nervous investors sought safer investments ahead of a vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on a revised $700 billion bank rescue plan intended to bolster the ailing financial system.

Asian markets dip despite Senate bailout voteupdated: Thu Oct 02 2008 04:13:00

Asian and Pacific stock markets dropped Thursday despite the U.S. Senate's approval of a modified $700 billion bank rescue plan intended to bolster the ailing financial system.

Time.com: China, EU Meet to Discuss Trade, Environmentupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 12:00:00

Chinese and European Union leaders launched a high-level dialogue Friday on tensions over China's swelling trade surplus with Europe amid disagreements over how to tackle climate change.

Time.com: EU Aims to Choke Carbon Emissionsupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 11:00:00

The measures announced to combat climate change means major changes for how Europe gets its energy

EU expands bordersupdated: Fri Dec 21 2007 15:21:00

Hungary has joined the EU's passport-free travel zone.

Europe extends passport-free zoneupdated: Fri Dec 21 2007 15:21:00

The nine newest members of the European Union were celebrating on Friday after border controls officially were lifted, allowing them to move freely within the EU's passport-free zone.

EU leaders approve new treatyupdated: Fri Oct 19 2007 10:37:00

A new treaty that will reshape the European Union's institutions and, it is hoped, streamline decision-making is a "European victory", according to the current president of the EU.

Businesses, homes destroyedupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 23:32:00

Businesses, homes destroyed

EU promises aid to fire-hit Greeceupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 23:32:00

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso toured fire-damaged southern Greece by helicopter Saturday and promised aid for areas where 64 people died and an estimated 469,000 acres of mostly forest and farmland were destroyed.

Turkey PM vows unity after victoryupdated: Sun Jul 22 2007 21:09:00

Turkey's prime minister has promised to promote national unity and fight terrorism after his ruling Islamist party comfortably won parliamentary elections.

Elections in Turkeyupdated: Sun Jul 22 2007 21:09:00

Elections in Turkey

Bush: Iran dragging feet on responseupdated: Wed Jun 21 2006 03:05:00

Iran should give an answer within "weeks, not months" to a U.S. proposal for incentives and talks concerning its nuclear program, President Bush said Wednesday.

EU in deadlock over budgetupdated: Fri Dec 16 2005 04:08:00

EU leaders are working to resolve their budget deadlock, but "the issues remain difficult," British Prime Minister Tony Blair's spokesman says.

Blair: No EU deal without reviewupdated: Fri Dec 09 2005 09:05:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair said there was very little room to move in negotiations over a long-term budget for the European Union, warning no deal was possible without a complete review of spending.

Barroso hopeful of EU budget dealupdated: Fri Dec 09 2005 08:16:00

A deal on the European Union's long-term budget is possible during crunch talks to be held next week, EU Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said on Friday.

Hard tasks for Blair EU presidencyupdated: Fri Jul 01 2005 10:09:00

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has taken on the twin challenge of unraveling the crises over Europe's constitution and its stalled budget negotiations as Britain assumed the rotating EU presidency Friday.

Blair announces summit on Europeupdated: Fri Jul 01 2005 04:21:00

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has announced an informal European Union summit in the autumn to discuss the direction of Europe.

Chirac seeks emergency EU summitupdated: Thu Jun 16 2005 02:16:00

French President Jacques Chirac has called for an emergency summit to discuss the future of the European Union, reeling after French and Dutch rejections of is first constitution.

Barroso: EU faces permanent crisisupdated: Wed Jun 15 2005 04:38:00

The head of the European Union has warned that the 25-nation bloc faces a "permanent crisis" over its constitution and urged leaders to "pause for reflection" on the future.

Dutch reject EU constitutionupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 00:23:00

The Netherlands has become the second country to reject a proposed constitution for the European Union, three days after the French turned the proposal down, leaving the EU in disarray over what steps to take next.

Villepin named new French PMupdated: Tue May 31 2005 03:47:00

French President Jacques Chirac has appointed loyalist Dominique de Villepin as prime minister after French voters rejected the European Union Constitution -- throwing the future direction of the 25-nation organization into doubt.

France set for government shakeupupdated: Mon May 30 2005 03:26:00

French President Jacques Chirac appeared set to replace his prime minister after voters soundly rejected a proposed constitution for the European Union.

Chirac accepts defeat on EU voteupdated: Sun May 29 2005 02:02:00

French voters have rejected a proposed European Union constitution, turning aside an extensive pro-ratification campaign by President Jacques Chirac and throwing a wrench into plans for closer European integration.

Blair rejects tsunami criticismupdated: Thu Jan 06 2005 04:24:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has rejected criticism of his decision to remain on holiday as the scale of the tsunami disaster was revealed.

World pressures Ukraine on pollupdated: Wed Nov 24 2004 09:19:00

World leaders have stepped up pressure on Ukraine officials to review the results of the disputed presidential poll. Meanwhile, Russian authorities continued to support Ukraine officials.

European leaders sign constitutionupdated: Fri Oct 29 2004 06:09:00

European leaders have signed the EU's first constitution, but their celebration of unity was marred by uncertainty over its ratification and turmoil over the European Commission.

Barroso: EU reshuffle 'limited'updated: Thu Oct 28 2004 03:18:00

The embattled head of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso said he would conduct a "very limited" reshuffle of his proposed EU executive and hoped to present it to the European Parliament in less than a month.

EU chief faces embarrassing defeatupdated: Wed Oct 27 2004 04:45:00

European lawmakers appear likely to reject incoming Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso's 24-member executive team on Wednesday.

Barroso defends delay in EU voteupdated: Wed Oct 27 2004 04:05:00

The incoming head of the European Commission has defended his decision to delay a vote on his embattled executive team, saying he was confident he could find support for a new team.

Berlusconi blasts EU rejectionupdated: Tue Oct 12 2004 06:35:00

An EU committee's rejection of an Italian nominee with conservative views on homosexuality has drawn a sharp condemnation by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Portugal PM nominated EC presidentupdated: Tue Jun 29 2004 08:30:00

European Union leaders have unanimously nominated Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso as next European Commission president.

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