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Europe financial sector is fragile, says IMF – CNNMoney

Europe financial sector is fragile, says IMF – CNNMoney

Frankfurt, Germany’s financial capital, needs its banks — and those in the rest of the EU — to take further steps to repair balance sheets. Europe must do more to shore up its banks and take steps […]

Europe Vote on Bee-Harming Pesticides Is Inconclusive – New York Times

PARIS — When it comes to bees, Brussels wants to think things over a bit longer. A proposed measure to restrict the use of pesticides that have been implicated in bee die-offs around the world was left in limbo on Friday, after representatives from Britain and Germany, two of the largest E.U. members, abstained from […]

EUROPE MARKETS: Europe Shares Slip As US Confidence Weakens – Fox Business

FRANKFURT –  European shares traded lower Friday as U.S. consumer confidence dipped and euro-zone finance ministers prepared to discuss a bailout for Cyprus, but remained on track for a weekly gain a day after pressing to their highest level in more than 41/2 years. The Stoxx 600 Europe index fell 0.4% to close at 297.44. […]

Winter storm strands thousands of motorists overnight in eastern Europe – NBCNews.com (blog)

Winter storm strands thousands of motorists overnight in eastern Europe – NBCNews.com (blog)

Szilard Gergely / AFP – Getty Images A man walks past a damaged truck at the site of an accident on the E71 motorway, near the Croatian, Slovenian and Hungarian borders on Friday, a day after a heavy snow storm hit the area. BUDAPEST – Hungary deployed tanks to reach thousands of motorists trapped in […]

Europe eases the austerity whip _ a little – The Associated Press

By By DAVID McHUGH – 3 hours ago  FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Three and a half years into its government-debt crisis, there are signs that Europe is adopting a gentler approach toward austerity. Political leaders aren’t backing away aggressively from budget cuts and higher taxes, but they are increasingly trying to temper these policies, which […]

Hoping to Save Bees, Europe to Vote on Pesticide Ban – New York Times

In a case closely watched on both sides of the Atlantic, European officials plan to vote Friday on a proposal to sharply restrict the use of pesticides that had been implicated in the decline of global bee populations. The vote in Brussels, by officials from all 27 European Union member states, follows a January report […]

GE Europe chief eyes investment in Germany – CNN International

(CNN) — U.S. conglomerate General Electric is set to increase its investment in Germany, even as the eurozone remains hobbled by a nearly three-year old economic crisis, the company’s regional boss told CNN. Nani Beccalli-Falco, chief executive officer of General Electric Europe, said Germany was the “economic locomotive” of Europe. The company wanted to strengthen […]

Europe, Russia to launch Mars mission to sample soil for signs of life – NBCNews.com (blog)

Reuters / European Space Agency file The Europe-Russia mission hopes to take scientists beyond NASA’s finding that the surface of Earth’s neighboring planet had the right mix of elements to sustain life, by drilling 6 feet below its radiation-hit surface for samples. By Alissa de Carbonnel, Reuters MOSCOW — Europe and Russia signed a deal on […]

New pope: A shift from Europe to Latin America [Video Discussion] – Los Angeles Times

Catholic experts said the selection of Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to lead the Roman Catholic Church shows a shift from  Europe to the Southern Hemisphere. The Times will host a video chat at 2 p.m. with reporter Teresa Watanabe and experts discussing the issue. You can ask questions and make […]

Qatari Shard investor to avoid Europe this year -exec – Reuters

Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:04pm EDT * To focus real-estate investments on U.S., Qatar – exec * European market tougher because of competition, economy * Declines comment on EFG Hermes takeover process By Lionel Laurent CANNES, France, March 14 (Reuters) – The real-estate arm of Qinvest, the Qatari […]