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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Economic And Monetary Union Of The European Union
Aspecter of populism seems to be haunting Europe. While the trend is not winning elections yet, London Financial Times' Gideon Rachman fears that "anti-establishment radicals do not need to capture the position of president or prime minister to gum up the system. Even if traditional pro-EU centrists continue to lead most national governments in Europe, their room for maneuver at EU summits is greatly reduced if populist parties are making big gains back home."
Eastern Michigan athletic director Heather Lyke says fired football coach Ron English used "wholly inappropriate language" while addressing the team.
At its birth, economist soothsayers predicted a short life for the euro. For once, the economists might well be right.
Our European cousins are just now figuring out that ditching their marks, francs, liras and drachmas to join the eurozone may not have been such a hot idea after all.
Has Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke gone all political on us? Very unlikely, though it may look that way. But he does seem deeply worried about the sliding U.S. economy under President Obama's policies.
European Union officials are asking national governments to give up control of their banks as they try to pull the region closer together to solve its crippling financial crisis.
The U.S. has stayed uncharacteristically distant as European nations struggle with their long-running debt crisis, creating an opening for big emerging nations such as China and Brazil to move to center stage in world economic affairs.