Euro debt darkness and light

Spain is going through what could be the calm before the storm. The government has already stripped spending down, but Spain’s chronically leaky


ECB vs debt crisis: 0-0

Euro 2012 has kicked off in Poland and Ukraine. That gives the crisis-weary European public a bit of a distraction. Apart from that, there was not


Pakistan bus bomb kills 19

A bomb attached to the bottom of a bus hired to ferry government employees has killed at least 19 people in Peshawar in Pakistan. It is the latest


Euro 2012 vs euro crisis

As Euro 2012 got underway in the midst of an economic crisis the famous sporting cry of “show me the money” from the film Jerry Maguire is as


New forced marriage law for UK

A law making forced marriage a criminal offence is to be introduced in England and Wales. A pilot scheme began in Scotland in November. Prime


French growth evaporates

France’s economy will contract slightly in the second quarter of the year, falling 0.1 percent, the country‘s central bank is


Euro 2012: Ready for kick-off

With the tournament curtain-raiser just a few hours away and the weight of the nation on their shoulders, co-hosts Poland will be desperate to start