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Government of Andorra

Austerity revolt shakes Europe

Elections over the weekend have pushed Europe and the euro, and the global economy, to the brink - or abyss - of yet another dangerous crisis. The people have spoken, not merely in France but also in Greece and Britain and even in Germany.

Tuesday, 8 May, 2012, 12:00am

Urgent need for Euro consensus

What Europe needs to get out of the economic crisis threatening the euro and the continent's union is not what its people want. Reforms are the way ahead, but that path was rejected in elections in France and Greece on Sunday, putting German-led austerity measures in jeopardy.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

The case against austerity growing

It is not long since Premier Wen Jiabao urged Europe to put its house in order in return for help with its debt crisis. Now Europe is a house divided by a groundswell of popular resistance to deficit-cutting austerity.

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

If France loses its AAA, I'm dead

French President Nicolas Sarkozy to aides in October on the country's credit rating, as quoted by the newspaper Le Canard Enchaine

This is the highest-level visit from China to Nepal in more than 10 years. It will be an important platform to strengthen the relationship

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Regina Ip to decide on chief executive race

15 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Europe doesn't need to grovel

To experience a continent in a state of funk, try attending a conference on China in Europe, as I did in Spain this past week. It was amazing to learn a week earlier that French President Nicolas Sarkozy had been imploring President Hu Jintao to invest some of China's surplus in the euro- zone rescue fund.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Hu tells Sarkozy China has faith in Europe's economy

China still has confidence in the European economy, President Hu Jintao told French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy in hastily arranged talks in Beijing yesterday, while urging European countries to take measures to protect Chinese investment.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Libya and Europe on agenda for Hu and Sarkozy

The latest developments in war-torn Libya, as well as assistance measures to help Europe stave off the lingering sovereign debt crisis, will be the main focal points of a suddenly convened meeting this week between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao, analysts said.

23 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Sarkozy attempts to smooth over past rifts in Sino-French relations

French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived in Beijing yesterday for a three-day visit aimed at patching up ties that frayed over Tibet two years ago, and to strengthen economic co-operation within the Group of 20.

Sarkozy said he was also using his second official visit to urge the mainland to back stronger measures against Iran's nuclear programme.

29 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Oh, to be a Hong Kong judge

10 Dec 2008 - 12:00am