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# eurogroup - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Yanis Varoufakis calls Paschal Donohoe a 'chronic and pathetic finance minister'

Varoufakis served as the Greek Finance Minister from January to July 2015.

# eurogroup - Friday 11 September, 2020

'There is a lot of uncertainty': Paschal Donohoe warns of Covid-19 impact on recovery, in his first meeting as Eurogroup head

Donohoe is in Berlin for his first meeting as President of the Eurogroup.

# eurogroup - Saturday 11 July, 2020

It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?

Experts say that increased Irish influence in Europe could come at a cost.

# eurogroup - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Donohoe wins in bid to become president of the group of Euro finance ministers, says EU recovery fund is first priority

Donohoe faced opposition from finance ministers in Spain and Luxembourg for the Eurogroup presidency.

# eurogroup - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe puts name forward for top EU job

Donohoe said it would be a “tremendous honour” to lead the Eurogroup through the challenges ahead.

# eurogroup - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Euro leaders are giving Greece until Friday to sign on the dotted bailout line

Greece has called the deadline “absurd”.

# eurogroup - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Extra Banking Union meeting needed after ministers fail to reach agreement

Eurogroup ministers met earlier this week on the topic, but only agreed on general principles.

# eurogroup - Monday 9 December, 2013

'We're only barely getting off the ground': Noonan dismisses boom suggestions

The Minister for Finance is in Brussels for a Eurogroup meeting, who said Ireland is “proof” that austerity packages ‘deliver results’.

# eurogroup - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Dijsselbloem: EU ministers are 'losing patience' with Greece

The Eurogroup President made the comments to a Greek newspaper ahead of the country’s draft budget announcement today.

# eurogroup - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Europe's finance ministers discussing how best to deal with failing banks

Michael Noonan is joining his eurozone counterparts in Brussels later today.

# eurogroup - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Noonan: Decision on post-bailout credit line ‘finely balanced’

Minister Michael Noonan will travel to the Hague today to discuss Ireland’s bailout exit with Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

# eurogroup - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Noonan: Ireland will escape bailout, even if we can't recover bank costs

The finance minister says the world recognises that Ireland’s debts are sustainable, but he won’t give up on help.

# eurogroup - Friday 12 April, 2013

Updated: EU finance ministers agree to delay repayment of Irish bailout loans

All 27 EU finance ministers have now given a green light to extending the maturity of Ireland’s bailout loans by seven years.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

EU and Eurozone finance ministers begin two-day summit in Dublin

Ministers will discuss extending the repayment dates of Ireland’s loans, and the aftermath of the Cyprus bailout catastrophe.

# eurogroup - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Troika recommends 'giving Ireland seven more years to repay loans'

Proposals seen by Reuters, to be put to ministers in Dublin this weekend, would see extra time given for Ireland and Portugal to repay.

# eurogroup - Monday 25 March, 2013

Update: Eurozone head insists Cyprus deal not template for future bailouts

Jeroen Dijsselbloem had earlier said the Cyprus template – where depositors and bondholders are hit before governments – is the new model for how troubled banks will be handled. He has since clarified the remarks.

# eurogroup - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Explainer: Your 25-point crash course on what’s happening in Cyprus

Bailouts! Deposit levies! Leaving the euro? It’s all been happening in the last ten days.

# eurogroup - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Eurozone ministers: We'll change repayment date for Ireland's bailout loans

The Department of Finance says the move will make it easier for Ireland to emerge from the bailout programme.

# eurogroup - Monday 4 March, 2013

Key meeting in Brussels to discuss whether AIB, BoI costs can be recouped

Eurozone finance ministers will today discuss the key question of whether the Euro’s bailout fund will chip in to Ireland’s costs.

# eurogroup - Monday 21 January, 2013

Noonan arrives in Brussels for key talks on aid for banks

Michael Noonan will chair tomorrow’s meeting of EU finance ministers; today’s Eurogroup meeting will elect a new head.

# eurogroup - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Greek buy-back deal would wipe €20 billion off national debt

The deal will see some people get only a third of their money back – but others will get three times their investment.

# eurogroup - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Video: Greece left waiting for aid as EU and IMF disagree

IMF chief Christine Lagarde visibly disagreed with Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker at a press confernece last night.

# eurogroup - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Taoiseach coy on content of telephone chat with Angela Merkel

“Surely you don’t expect me to tell what questions I had for the Chancellor, or what questions the Chancellor had for me.”

# eurogroup - Monday 22 October, 2012

French president Hollande: Ireland's bailout is 'a special case'

Francois Hollande echoes Angela Merkel’s comments – saying Ireland differs from other countries because the bailout was forced on us.

# eurogroup - Sunday 21 October, 2012

'Ireland is a special case': Kenny and Merkel commit to improving bailout

Enda Kenny and Angela Merkel issue a joint statement describing Ireland as “a special case” financially.

# eurogroup - Friday 19 October, 2012

Here's the exact transcript of Angela Merkel's comments in Brussels

“It will not be a retroactive direct capitalisation. If recapitalisation is possible, it will come for the future.”

Merkel rules out backdated ESM help for bailing out Europe’s banks

The German chancellor tells a news conference there “will not be any retroactive direct recapitalisation”. That’s us told.

# eurogroup - Friday 14 September, 2012

EU leaders may discuss improved Irish bailout - but only after bank deal is finalised

Once discussions on the promissory note issue has been concluded, Ireland could get a more lenient deal – but it may be some time.

Quest for bank debt deal to continue at Cyprus ministers' meeting

Michael Noonan will meet his counterparts from around Europe in Cyprus today, hoping to make progress on shedding Ireland’s bank debts.

# eurogroup - Monday 30 July, 2012

Whatever it takes: Stocks rise as leaders make eurozone pledge

There is speculation that the eurozone bailout fund and the ECB could buy-up Spanish bonds in a bid to alleviate fears about the single currency.

# eurogroup - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Eurozone: Irish bank debt will be re-examined by autumn

European ministers have also rubber-stamped an initial €30billion bailout for Spain.

# eurogroup - Friday 29 June, 2012

We Know How You Feel Photo of the Day

This is Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker at summit of EU leaders in Brussels. Maybe he knows something we don’t…

# eurogroup - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Noonan to continue promissory note campaign at Eurozone ministers' meeting

The minister for finance will meet his Eurozone counterparts this evening, and be joined by the non-euro ministers tomorrow.

# eurogroup - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Report: EU preparing 'worst case scenario' measures if Greece quits euro

Reuters says officials have discussed limits on ATM withdrawals, border checks and capital controls if Greece goes.

# eurogroup - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Noonan welcomes Spanish request for banking bailout

But will Ireland have to contribute to the bailout?

Spain will make a formal request for bank bailout of up to €100 billion

Spain is braced to become the fourth eurozone country to ask for assistance – but its bailout will not come with a programme for austerity.

# eurogroup - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Eurozone countries 'warned to plan for Greek exit' - report

A group of EU finance advisors agreed to issue the instruction on Monday, according to Reuters.

# eurogroup - Monday 21 May, 2012

Ireland, Portugal hit out at Greece for breaking promises

Both Michael Noonan and Vitor Gaspar were tough on their Greek counterpart last week over Athens’s failure to follow its bailout programme.

# eurogroup - Monday 14 May, 2012

Noonan urges Greek parties to form government and stay in the euro

Attending a summit in Brussels, Michael Noonan says it is “very important that the eurozone stays intact”.

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