Paul AmesSeptember 25, 2012 06:22
BRUSSELS — A curious calm has settled over Europe. The continent has been spared the usual dire warnings about the demise of its currency or an imminent economic meltdown for more than a week. However, that doesn't mean the euro zone is safe. With many countries facing the second part of a double-dip recession, Spain, Greece and Portugal all face tests in the coming days and weeks that could prove decisive for Europe's efforts to pull out of the debt crisis that has crippled many economies.