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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Eurozone

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# Open for Business
Greek banks reopen as citizens face massive price hikes
Greeks will be able to withdraw up to €420 at once per week.
# olympic feat
There are 3 big obstacles Greece needs to clear before getting more bailout cash
Politics could still stymie the country’s third rescue package.
# do as we say
Merkel turns the screw as Greece faces intense pressure to accept tough reforms and austerity measures
Tonight’s talks have been described as a “mental waterboarding” of the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
# feta-compli?
Greece latest: Eurozone ministers to make 'major' decision tomorrow
The country is looking for a €53 billion bailout.
What happens to currencies when they die?
We pursue it, discuss it, count it and obsess over it… but do we ever really think about what ‘money’ is?
# Tick tock
Hold onto your hats: there's to be ANOTHER European summit this coming Sunday to discuss Greece
But according to European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, Greece has until 8.30am on Friday at the latest to submit its final proposals.
The Greek people have said no – so what's next?
Yesterday’s result will have inspired millions across Europe that the forces of the 1% can be taken on.
It’s time to let Greece – and the euro – go
The Greek problem will never be solved within the eurozone. It’s time to let them leave the euro, default on their loans, and try to rebuild from there with the drachma.
# to the streets
Greek PM Tsipras speaks to 25,000 as food and medicine supplies run low
Around 25,000 people gathered to hear PM Alexis Tsipras speak this evening.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you worried about Greece leaving the eurozone?
European finance ministers are on edge – are you concerned?
# Your Say
Poll: Is the Greek government right to hold a referendum on its bailout deal?
Tsipras is going to let the people decide – is that the right thing to do?
# State of the Nation
Is Greece about to kiss the euro goodbye?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
Five reasons Ireland should be supporting Greece
Our Finance Minister has sided with the most hardline of Greece’s creditors this week – and that’s wrong, writes Ronan Burtenshaw.
# State of the Nation
'The last thing the government wants to see is Greece get a better deal than they could'
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Plan B
Ireland is now really thinking about what happens if Greece leaves the eurozone
The government has confirmed talks with the Central Bank and the NTMA about the implications of Greece exiting the eurozone.
# Default
Greek banks could be just days away from running out of money
The European Central Bank is due to hold an emergency meeting this morning.
# Vroom vroom
Ireland must be doing well - we've been buying a shedload of new cars
And we sure do like our Volkswagens…
# old money
Greece has been secretly putting together a plan to bring back the drachma
But the government insists it will be able to pay its debts on time.
# wunderbar
Germany is laughing all the way to the jobs office
The country’s unemployment figures for March were the best since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
# QE
The best way to boost Europe's economy? 'Give everyone €175 each month'
What would you spend the money on?
# do i look fat in this?
Here's what Europe would look like if it were redrawn based on debt per person
Ireland is looking pretty ‘big-boned’…
# greece lightnin'
Greece really, really wants to stay in the Eurozone after all
Syriza’s aggressive stance continues to soften in the wake of its loans being extended by the ECB
# Noonanomics
Greece should take Ireland's 'middle road' on debt - not the 'nuclear option'
The Finance Minister was interviewed on Bloomberg about the future of the eurozone and other things…
# Grexit
Noonan reckons the Greek Finance Minister is 'a bit of a rock star'
He also added that Ireland did ask for a debt write down by suggesting ways forward that would result in one.
# Breaking
It's a deal: Greece and Eurozone ministers agree on bailout extension
It is reportedly in the region of four months.
# Grexit
Can Michael Noonan help save the eurozone from economic disaster?
The Finance Minister is back in Brussels today for the deadline of Greece’s bailout.
# who blinks first?
Euro leaders are giving Greece until Friday to sign on the dotted bailout line
Greece has called the deadline “absurd”.
# absurd offer
Greece: 'We will not be blackmailed into a bailout extension'
Talks on the country’s bailout programme are, again, going no where.
# Grexit
Greece is two weeks away from running out of money - and returns to talks today
In the worst case scenario, a chaotic “Grexit” could jeopardise the whole euro project.
# no pressure
It's crunch time for Greece's anti-austerity plans. And Germany is the biggest hurdle
The new Greek government is trying to kick free of its bailout terms.
# Plan Ahead
Greece says no to bailout extension, but pledges to honour its debt
Greece aims to raise the minimum wage to €750 euros by 2016.
Opinion: Break up the eurozone and slim down the EU – or voters will do it for us
The refusal to deal with the core problems of the Union are driving people to fringe parties that take absolute positions against the EU.
# Someone has to pay
'Greek people have a very unhealthy relationship when it comes to paying tax'
“Writing off debt means someone else takes the hit, in this case we’re talking about taxpayers,” Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says.
# in decline
The money in your pocket is at its lowest value for ten years
How low can it go?
# quantitative healing
It's not the best time to order stuff from America...
Something big happened today…
# separation anxiety
Explainer: Why a 'Grexit' would be bad news for Ireland... but probably won't happen
Greece goes to the polls in just over a week – we look at what that could mean for this country.
# like clockwork
Today is a very good day to have a pocket full of Swiss francs
But not a good day to have a home loan in Poland.
# draghinomics
The head of the ECB is greasing markets for a money-printing injection
An advisor to the EU’s top court has cleared a controversial bond-buying scheme.
# Going Down
Oil prices tumbled AGAIN today – to the lowest level in six years
Are you seeing the benefit at the petrol stations?
# downward spiral
The ECB will get radical soon to stop the eurozone going down a deflationary hole
Prices are falling, but that’s not the good news you may think.