Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said the European Central Bank’s bond-buying plan reduced the stigma of asking for aid, as he followed Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy in resisting tapping the bailout program.
President Francois Hollande may be forced to unilaterally overhaul French labor rules as employers and unions struggle to find common ground in final negotiations today and tomorrow.
Voters in Catalonia head to the polls in two days in a regional election likely to advance nationalists’ push for independence and weaken Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
"A victory by Syriza would become a test case for Podemos."
- Antonio Barroso on Jan 12, 2015