SHOOT: Perhaps the clamour about Greece has faded into a vague cliche by now, something to do with the words debt, default, Euro and currency. Sounds pretty harmless right? The Economist doesn't think so, hence the number of covers dedicated to a serious, and worsening financial mess in Europe. For reference, the European bloc of countries represents the world's largest trading bloc, it's GDP exceeds the USA. If the Euro fails, the world financial system collapses. It's that simple, and that terrible, and thus far, only platitudes are being used to defend against the rising tide of financial apocalypse.
May 1st 2010 The Greek debt crisis is spreading. Europe needs a bolder, broader solution—and quickly
July 10th 2010 Yes: the European Union will thrive if its leaders seize the moment in the same way they did 20 years ago
November 20th 2010 Ireland’s woes are largely of its own making but German bungling has made matters worse