Greece is continuing its struggle against debt that is threatening the entire eurozone economy. U.S. and European stocks fell amid concern that Greece will not be able to meet its budget deficit targets. We offer a wrap-up of online commentary.
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On Wednesday, the Czech Republic handed over the presidency of the European Union to Sweden. Sweden has called for a more aggressive approach to the problems currently facing the E.U. as it tries to settle on a new charter and gain influence on the global stage.
The British National Party, a far-right, whites-only party, won its first seats in the European parliament. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in London writes to argue against the BNP’s vision of his country.
John Authers of the Financial Times speaks about a new wave of protests and strikes in France aimed at getting the government to do more to ease the deepening crisis, and discusses whether the European Union will be able to come up with a unified position ahead of G-20 talks next month.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that global leaders have stepped up efforts to coordinate economic action, and that this level of global cooperation is unprecedented and will change the face of the world's economic order.
Roben Farzad of BusinessWeek magazine discusses the rapidly deteriorating economic situation in Eastern Europe and the broader implications of this for Western Europe and the world.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses why few members of the European Union are eager to accomodate roughly 245 detainees from the prison at Guantánamo Bay, though they expressed support for Barack Obama's decision to close the U.S. facility.
A sculpture celebrating the Czech presidency of the European Union has become embroiled in controversy. It features symbols of E.U. member countries -- but Romania is represented as a vampiric theme park and Bulgaria is portrayed as a Turkish toilet system.