Euro Crisis: Italy's Budget Sets Stage for Showdown
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Euro Crisis: Italy's Budget Sets Stage for Showdown

Weaponized Debt Italy Doubles Down on Threat to Euro Stability

Fears are growing that the euro crisis may soon return. Italy could spark a chain reaction if it doesn't yield to the European Union's demand that it rein in its planned deficit spending. Concern is rising in Brussels and on the financial markets. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Graphic: Sovereign debt loads of eurozone member states

Graphic: Sovereign debt loads of eurozone member states

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Graphic: Budget deficit/surplus forecasts for eurozone member states

Graphic: Budget deficit/surplus forecasts for eurozone member states

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Graphic: The worst-case scenario

Graphic: The worst-case scenario

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