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#Euro

# euro - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Silly diagram does a great job explaining what's wrong with the Eurozone
# 1000 Words
# 1000 Words

Silly diagram does a great job explaining what's wrong with the Eurozone

Dec 1st 2012, 3:56 PM 18,020 Views 10 Comments

The Eurozone house of cards has a solid roof – but the foundations are very rocky.

# euro - Monday 19 November, 2012

Eurozone members convince Slovakia to drop halos from new €2 coin
# Neutrality
# Neutrality

Eurozone members convince Slovakia to drop halos from new €2 coin

Nov 19th 2012, 4:09 PM 14,335 Views 40 Comments

Slovakia planned to feature Saints Cyril and Methodius on a commemorative coin – but have been convinced not to include halos.

Here's why the French got upset about The Economist cover
# Zut Alors!
# Zut Alors!

Here's why the French got upset about The Economist cover

Nov 19th 2012, 1:45 PM 11,311 Views 10 Comments

It caught the attention of the investing class…

# euro - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Euro banknotes to be redesigned with image of Greek 'Europa'
# Euro
# Euro

Euro banknotes to be redesigned with image of Greek 'Europa'

Nov 8th 2012, 2:53 PM 16,020 Views 59 Comments

The €5 note will be the first to get a facelift, with Europa’s face in the watermark and hologram.

# euro - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Eurozone economic confidence falls in October
# Confidence
# Confidence

Eurozone economic confidence falls in October

Oct 30th 2012, 1:20 PM 3,287 Views 8 Comments

Figures from the European Commission also show customers’ unemployment expectations worsened this month.

# euro - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Spanish police protest cuts in Madrid
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish police protest cuts in Madrid

Oct 27th 2012, 5:02 PM 5,845 Views 38 Comments

Hundreds of Spanish police officers protested outside the interior ministry today to denounce budget cuts and the elimination of benefits.

# euro - Friday 26 October, 2012

Tánaiste to discuss Irish bank debt with German foreign minister
# Germany
# Germany

Tánaiste to discuss Irish bank debt with German foreign minister

Oct 26th 2012, 11:34 AM 2,556 Views 29 Comments

Gilmore will spend a number of days in Germany, where he will speak on the topic of ‘Moving beyond the crisis – a shared future in Europe’ at a German political foundation.

# euro - Friday 19 October, 2012

EU leaders agree on bank supervision
# Euro
# Euro

EU leaders agree on bank supervision

Oct 19th 2012, 9:28 AM 3,059 Views 39 Comments

They agreed at the EU summit to create a single supervisor for banks in countries that use the euro.

# euro - Thursday 18 October, 2012

HSE spends around €10,000 on appointment texts
# HSE
# HSE

HSE spends around €10,000 on appointment texts

Oct 18th 2012, 11:43 AM 5,937 Views 32 Comments

Some hospitals use the texts in a bid to reduce non attendance at clinical appointments.

Production in construction up by 0.7 per cent in eurozone – Eurostat
# Construction
# Construction

Production in construction up by 0.7 per cent in eurozone – Eurostat

Oct 18th 2012, 6:50 AM 2,043 Views 8 Comments

New figures from the European Union’s statistical office show that production rose by 0.7 per cent in the euro area in August.

# euro - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Portugal government faces backlash over austerity
# Portugal
# Portugal

Portugal government faces backlash over austerity

Oct 16th 2012, 2:22 PM 3,205 Views 28 Comments

Demonstrators gathered outside Parliament after the Finance Minister announced his plans to introduce steep tax increases.

# euro - Monday 15 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Law & Order
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Law & Order

Oct 15th 2012, 8:02 PM 8,347 Views 3 Comments

Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.

Panama wants to adopt the euro as legal tender
# Currencies
# Currencies

Panama wants to adopt the euro as legal tender

Oct 15th 2012, 6:45 PM 13,838 Views 37 Comments

President Ricardo Martinelli is in Germany – and has told Angela Merkel he wants to use the euro alongside the US dollar.

Britain's Business Secretary: Euro collapse could lead to conflict
# Euro
# Euro

Britain's Business Secretary: Euro collapse could lead to conflict

Oct 15th 2012, 7:52 AM 5,795 Views 47 Comments

Vince Cable made the comments at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, where he said that there isn’t a guarantee extreme nationalism and conflict won’t return to Europe.

# euro - Thursday 11 October, 2012

S&P downgrades Spain two notches
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

S&P downgrades Spain two notches

Oct 11th 2012, 7:54 AM 2,866 Views 23 Comments

Spain’s sovereign debt rating has been cut to just one level above “junk” grade debt – which could see Madrid’s borrowing costs skyrocketing to untenable levels.

# euro - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Scary Graph of the Day: euro vs dollar
# Currency
# Currency

Scary Graph of the Day: euro vs dollar

Oct 9th 2012, 10:36 AM 11,448 Views 31 Comments

Warring Greek creditors and higher Spanish yields might both play a part in this large drop.

# euro - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Column: Hey Government, that’s not negotiating… THIS is negotiating
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Hey Government, that’s not negotiating… THIS is negotiating

Oct 2nd 2012, 8:45 PM 22 Views 54 Comments

The Government’s method of pressuring EU leaders isn’t working, writes Fergus O’Connell. So here’s a suggestion…

# euro - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Jean-Claude Juncker is very angry and here are the pics to prove it
# Jean-Claude Juncker
# Jean-Claude Juncker

Jean-Claude Juncker is very angry and here are the pics to prove it

Sep 23rd 2012, 10:15 AM 13,810 Views 13 Comments

The longest serving head of government in the EU and the head of the Euro Group is not a man to mess with and these pictures prove it…

# euro - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Hollande and Merkel buddy up for anniversary talks as Euro, EADS loom
# Besties
# Besties

Hollande and Merkel buddy up for anniversary talks as Euro, EADS loom

Sep 22nd 2012, 4:15 PM 3,340 Views 10 Comments

The European leaders met today to mark the seminal 1962 speech made by Charles de Gaulle famed for opening a new chapter in relations between France and Germany.

# euro - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Poland and Bulgaria shelve plans to join Eurozone
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Poland and Bulgaria shelve plans to join Eurozone

Sep 4th 2012, 1:07 PM 6,524 Views 42 Comments

The Eurozone debt crisis and the likelihood of a double-dip recession mean little appetite for joining the single currency.

# euro - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Taking advice from the Germans? Greece ready to sell off uninhabited islands
# Big Fat Greek Sale
# Big Fat Greek Sale

Taking advice from the Germans? Greece ready to sell off uninhabited islands

Aug 23rd 2012, 12:47 PM 14,842 Views 41 Comments

The Greek prime minister has told Le Monde that the beleaguered country is ready to sell some islands – something that two German MPs told them to do two years ago.

Merkel, Hollande meet to discuss Greek bailout
# Euro
# Euro

Merkel, Hollande meet to discuss Greek bailout

Aug 23rd 2012, 11:51 AM 1,730 Views 11 Comments

The German and French leaders will discuss the possibility of extending the time limit on the Greek bailout before meetings with Greece’s prime minister tomorrow and Saturday.

# euro - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Greek PM suggests further budget cuts ahead of German talks
# Greece
# Greece

Greek PM suggests further budget cuts ahead of German talks

Aug 22nd 2012, 9:03 AM 1,905 Views 7 Comments

However, Antonis Samaras has ruled out Greece getting more funding from creditors.

Major French bank predicts next moves for Europe
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

Major French bank predicts next moves for Europe

Aug 22nd 2012, 6:30 AM 4,646 Views 23 Comments

Ahead of crunch talks between major country leaders and 6 September ECB meeting, Société Générale economist has some predictions: including possibly unlimited ECB bond-buying.

# euro - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Is the ECB about to uncork a game-changer?
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

Is the ECB about to uncork a game-changer?

Aug 21st 2012, 8:40 PM 10,786 Views 25 Comments

A Euro-skeptic columnist at the Daily Telegraph insists that Der Spiegel is correct in saying the ECB wants to cap borrowing costs for Spain and Italy.

# euro - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Greece seeks austerity plan extension
# Greece
# Greece

Greece seeks austerity plan extension

Aug 15th 2012, 11:30 AM 2,371 Views 21 Comments

The Greek Prime Minister will suggest spending cuts be spread over four years instead of two in his talks with German and French leaders next week.

# euro - Monday 13 August, 2012

Germany: Support grows for referendum on further EU integration
# Germany
# Germany

Germany: Support grows for referendum on further EU integration

Aug 13th 2012, 10:34 AM 3,352 Views 50 Comments

The government and opposition are both expressing support for a referendum on closer European ties.

Column: Want a debt deal? Then let’s pressure the German MPs opposing it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Want a debt deal? Then let’s pressure the German MPs opposing it

Aug 13th 2012, 7:15 AM 31 Views 48 Comments

The future of the euro crisis lies in the hands of small groups of politicians abroad, writes Eamon Ryan. Let’s hope our own leaders recognise this.

# euro - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Greece 'committed' to reforms to avert bankruptcy
# Euro
# Euro

Greece 'committed' to reforms to avert bankruptcy

Aug 5th 2012, 11:22 AM 2,176 Views 9 Comments

The country’s Finance Minister warned the next few weeks are crucial for the country’s future in the euro.

# euro - Friday 3 August, 2012

Honohan says ECB bond buying move is good for Ireland
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Honohan says ECB bond buying move is good for Ireland

Aug 3rd 2012, 9:54 PM 4,308 Views 20 Comments

Honohan welcomed a yesterday’s comments by ECB President Mario Draghi – saying that it marked an important step for Ireland and the rest of the Eurozone.

# euro - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Second report predicts 1 per cent growth in Ireland's economy
# Bank Of Ireland
# Bank Of Ireland

Second report predicts 1 per cent growth in Ireland's economy

Aug 2nd 2012, 12:03 PM 2,683 Views 6 Comments

Two days after a similar IBEC projection, now Bank of Ireland believes the Irish economy will grow by 1 per cent this year.

Spain's debt: will ECB start buying bonds again?
# ECB
# ECB

Spain's debt: will ECB start buying bonds again?

Aug 2nd 2012, 7:39 AM 2,188 Views 8 Comments

ECB set for crucial meeting today over eurozone debt crisis.

# euro - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

France passes budget that taxes business and the wealthy more
# France
# France

France passes budget that taxes business and the wealthy more

Jul 31st 2012, 8:45 PM 6,931 Views 46 Comments

The country’s parliament approved the measures, which barely touched spending, earlier today.

Ireland’s economy to grow thanks to weak euro – IBEC
# Every Cloud...
# Every Cloud...

Ireland’s economy to grow thanks to weak euro – IBEC

Jul 31st 2012, 6:15 AM 3,943 Views 14 Comments

The employers’ group says the economy will grow by 1 per cent next year, because a weak euro will help exports.

# euro - Monday 30 July, 2012

Commemorative coins set to ‘celebrate’ the success of the Euro
# Great Success
# Great Success

Commemorative coins set to ‘celebrate’ the success of the Euro

Jul 30th 2012, 12:16 PM 3,867 Views 25 Comments

For the low low price of €70, you too can have your very own set of commemorative Euro coins.

# euro - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Merkel and Monti pledge to protect eurozone
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Merkel and Monti pledge to protect eurozone

Jul 29th 2012, 4:30 PM 2,767 Views 7 Comments

Germany and Italy’s leaders have pledged to do everything to protect the eurozone – but have not outlined any specific action.

Germans say they are 'better off without euro' - poll
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Germans say they are 'better off without euro' - poll

Jul 29th 2012, 10:20 AM 6,862 Views 34 Comments

More than 50 per cent of those surveyed said the economy would be better on its own.

# euro - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Barroso visits Athens as Troika starts new Greek debt talks
# Greece
# Greece

Barroso visits Athens as Troika starts new Greek debt talks

Jul 26th 2012, 12:18 PM 1,984 Views 15 Comments

Team of international debt inspectors to discuss whether Greece keeps receiving financial aid – or if it faces default.