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#European Council

# european-council - Thursday 8 December, 2011

EU leaders head to Brussels for make-or-break euro summit
# Le Crunch
# Le Crunch

EU leaders head to Brussels for make-or-break euro summit

Dec 8th 2011, 7:54 AM 1,241 Views 30 Comments

Over a dozen heads of state – including Enda Kenny and Angela Merkel – will meet in Marseille before the crisis summit.

# european-council - Sunday 20 November, 2011

Budget leaks: Dublin and Brussels in €300m dispute over public pay bill
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Budget leaks: Dublin and Brussels in €300m dispute over public pay bill

Nov 20th 2011, 9:29 AM 5,896 Views 63 Comments

The government says cutting public jobs will save €2.5bn by 2015 – but the European Commission’s draft report is far less optimistic.

# european-council - Saturday 19 November, 2011

Budget leaks: €3.5bn Budget for 2013 still won’t meet Troika targets
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Budget leaks: €3.5bn Budget for 2013 still won’t meet Troika targets

Nov 19th 2011, 9:29 AM 7,359 Views 50 Comments

Briefing notes prepared for German MPs also predict that employment will continue to fall next year, and that Ireland may miss bank targets.

# european-council - Friday 18 November, 2011

REVEALED: Government’s leaked plans for Ireland’s austerity budgets
# Budget Leaks
# Budget Leaks

REVEALED: Government’s leaked plans for Ireland’s austerity budgets

Nov 18th 2011, 1:59 PM 19,912 Views 175 Comments

TheJournal.ie has obtained the documents, given to German MPs, which outline the contents of the 2012 and 2013 Budgets.

# european-council - Sunday 23 October, 2011

European leaders to meet again on Wednesday to fight debt crisis
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

European leaders to meet again on Wednesday to fight debt crisis

Oct 23rd 2011, 4:21 PM 414 Views 12 Comments

Another summit of EU heads of state will be held on Wednesday in order to sign off on measures agreed by finance ministers.

# european-council - Monday 10 October, 2011

EU delays leaders' summit to finalise debt crisis plan
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

EU delays leaders' summit to finalise debt crisis plan

Oct 10th 2011, 5:07 PM 120 Views 3 Comments

Herman van Rompuy is deferring a meeting of European leaders in order to allow for a bigger plan on fighting debt.

# european-council - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Greece bailout in doubt as no Finnish deal reached
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Greece bailout in doubt as no Finnish deal reached

Sep 6th 2011, 3:54 PM 459 Views 5 Comments

Despite growing concerns about Greece and Italy, Angela Merkel and Herman Van Rompuy move to ensure eurozone members that they are working to stabilise the common currency.

# european-council - Thursday 21 July, 2011

Ireland gets relief on bailout conditions
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Ireland gets relief on bailout conditions

Jul 21st 2011, 9:12 PM 838 Views 22 Comments

Ireland has received an interest rate cut and an extension on its bailout loan repayments.

# european-council - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Emergency EU meeting amid fears Italy could be next in crisis
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

Emergency EU meeting amid fears Italy could be next in crisis

Jul 10th 2011, 7:01 PM 896 Views 35 Comments

Herman Van Rompuy has called top officials together for talks as the markets show jitters over Italian government debt.

# european-council - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Taoiseach to come face to face with Sarkozy at EU summit
# EU Summit
# EU Summit

Taoiseach to come face to face with Sarkozy at EU summit

Jun 23rd 2011, 8:52 AM 364 Views 9 Comments

Greece will top the agenda at the European Council meeting, with fears that contagion will spread around the world.

# european-council - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Crunch time for Greece as government faces confidence vote
# Greece
# Greece

Crunch time for Greece as government faces confidence vote

Jun 21st 2011, 8:59 AM 325 Views 2 Comments

The Greek government needs to pass new austerity measures if the next installment of its bailout is to be approved.

# european-council - Friday 17 June, 2011

Taoiseach to meet with president of European Council
# Van Rompuy
# Van Rompuy

Taoiseach to meet with president of European Council

Jun 17th 2011, 7:09 AM 218 Views 2 Comments

Discussions are expected to focus on the agenda for next week’s June European Council summit.

# european-council - Friday 13 May, 2011

European Commission pares back forecasts for Irish economic growth
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

European Commission pares back forecasts for Irish economic growth

May 13th 2011, 3:36 PM 475 Views 0 Comments

Olli Rehn tells a briefing that Ireland’s economy will grow by 0.6 per cent – further bolstering the case for a bailout rate cut.

# european-council - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Kenny "disagrees fundamentally" with reports of EU 'cockiness'
# Cocky? Moi?
# Cocky? Moi?

Kenny "disagrees fundamentally" with reports of EU 'cockiness'

Mar 31st 2011, 8:20 PM 1,844 Views 14 Comments

The Taoiseach dismisses a report that he had a “terrible impact” when meeting his EU counterparts on the bailout deal.

# european-council - Thursday 10 March, 2011

Kenny's first foreign affairs meeting brings him to Brussels
# Taoiseach
# Taoiseach

Kenny's first foreign affairs meeting brings him to Brussels

Mar 10th 2011, 7:32 AM 475 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach will travel to Brussels today to meet with the European Commission President to brief him on the new government’s policy priorities.

# european-council - Saturday 18 December, 2010

Twitter embarrassment for Berlusconi over #Euco insults
# EUCO
From The Daily Edge
# EUCO

Twitter embarrassment for Berlusconi over #Euco insults

Dec 18th 2010, 12:44 PM 723 Views 0 Comments

EU staff thought it’d be a good idea to have a public ‘wall’ of tweets at a Brussels summit… until the insults start coming.