Czech President Vaclav Klaus, an economist and self-proclaimed 'Euro-dissident,' is critical of much of the governing body's efforts.
Frustrations mount over Bulgaria – the most violent, corrupt, and poorest of EU members. Aid is being withheld as reform promises are made (and broken). Can it be fixed?
Many economists agree another stimulus package is necessary. Some are skeptical about its benefits.
A spirit of cooperation is tested ahead of a crucial series of meetings to prepare for a Nov. 15 US summit.
Hungary and Ukraine received emergency loans from the IMF Sunday. Belarus and Serbia are asking for help, too.
On Tuesday, the US was the latest nation to follow Gordon Brown's blueprint for rescuing banks.
France, Ireland, and Denmark are in recession. Others teeter on the edge.
Three major lenders were rescued on Monday as the global credit crisis spread.
Aid and outreach initiatives have been stepped up. But full EU membership will be slow coming say Ukrainians.