BERLIN - Europe got scraps of positive news Thursday in its battle to overcome a government debt crisis, as Germany cut its budget deficit forecast, Spain received strong interest for a bond auction and a eurozone rescue fund received its final approval vote.
BERLIN - Germany cut its 2010 budget deficit forecast on Thursday and said it hopes to comply with an EU-mandated limit a year earlier than expected, while Slovakia's new government became the last to approve a rescue fund for debt-troubled eurozone countries.
BRUSSELS - The European Union's economy chief called Monday for EU governments to prepare financial help for vulnerable banks that could run into trouble if the economy worsens as a crucial way of halting market worries about Europe's debt crisis.
BRUSSELS - European officials are under pressure to finish setting up their bailout fund for indebted governments before next week's publication of bank stress test results, which could highlight new financial strains.
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Slovakia's prime minister said Sunday he would try to put together a governing coalition even after voters handed him a setback by giving the center-right opposition a majority.
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