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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Eurozone

All time
# in the club
EU says you can't be booted out of the eurozone as membership is 'irrevocable'
There has been speculation in Germany that Greece would inevitably have to leave the eurozone.
# bang for your buck
This chart shows why you're getting less and less US dollars for your euro
The fresh talk of Greece leaving the Euro really isn’t helping.
# sign me up
Another country is switching over to the euro currency tomorrow...
132 million individual banknotes have been brought in and euro coins have been minted.
# Eurozone
ECB warns countries to get economies in order as 'populist parties' are on the rise
An official said that these parties were only offering quick solutions.
# ballot
Snap elections to be held after Greece fails to elect a president
Stavros Dimas received votes 168 today from parliament’s 300 seats — short of the 180 votes needed to win.
# Euro
Ireland's economy grew 'spectacularly' this year
Ibec believes the economy grew by 5.7%.
# Eurozone
Greece receives two-month extension on its bailout as 300 arrested in protests
An early presidential election has also been called.
# ecb waiting game
European economies look even sicker than expected, but the ECB isn't getting radical yet
There will be no new ECB spending spree this month – despite growth forecasts being slashed.
# Single Supervisory Mechanism
Ireland's biggest banks are getting a new regulator today and here's how it's going to work
Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes explains the detail of the new pan-eurozone Single Supervisory Mechanism.
# merkel money
EU countries have posted a big surplus thanks mostly to one nation...
…And that’s probably not a good thing for the poor eurozone.
# Hey Big Spender
The ECB will start its shopping spree within weeks to get the eurozone going
Interest rates remain at record lows as euro bankers plan a two-year spending binge.
# new money
Is that the new €10 note in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
It’s probably just the new €10 note. They enter into circulation today.
# building up
Ireland's industrial output motoring ahead: Eurostat
Big jump in local production as European industry finally starts getting into gear.
# Big Bazooka
The ECB's "extreme" anti-deflation measures could now be worth €1 trillion
A raft of measures announced today are “the last throw of the dice”, experts said.
# Voting Rights
"Second class Euro membership": Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote
Under the new system, for one month every year Ireland will not be able to vote.
# Nope Nope Nope
Angela Merkel's 'Dr No' makes Ireland's search for a bank debt deal much harder
Analysis: Dr Joachim Pfeiffer’s visit to Dublin this week was not a pleasant one for Enda Kenny.
# Nope Nope Nope
Merkel ally: I told Enda Kenny that Ireland has no chance of a bank debt deal
Bad news from Germany…
# Countdown
If EU house price rises were a music chart, would Ireland make the top 5?
Yes, just.
# EU tell me
An Oireachtas committee wants your ideas on how to grow the economy of Europe
Your suggestions are a high-demand commodity.
# uncharted territory
ECB announces negative rate in bid to fight deflation
The rate at which the European Central Bank pays commercial banks for depositing their unused cash has been reduced from zero per cent to minus 0.10 per cent.
# Inflation stations
ECB action could be 'too little, too late' as eurozone inflation slows to 0.5 per cent
Disappointing inflation figures mean we’re likely to see some action this month, but will it make a difference?
# Cancer
Banning mobile phones and cigarettes - this MEP candidate wants a simpler way of life
“We are literally floating in a sea of radiation nowadays. It’s completely reckless.”
# Super Mario
Mario has a bonus for tracker mortgage holders next month
Frankfurt looks set to deliver a long-awaited interest rate cut next month.
# crisis
Unemployment down in eurozone but 18 million still jobless
Greece is still the country faring the worst with an unemployment rate of 26.7 per cent.
# bank debt
Merkel on bank debt deal: ‘I have a positive outlook on the possible outcome’
Having spent the morning at the EPP Congress, Merkel met with the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste at Government Buildings this afternoon.
# Tracker bar
No interest rate break for tracker holders
ECB president Mario Draghi holds interest rates firm.
Column: The fight for the future of Ukraine is not over – not by a long shot
The deal struck between the government and opposition in Ukraine is a win for the EU … but Russia is not out of the fight, David Moloney.
Column: Will Kenny finish the job he started as a 'reforming' leader in Brussels?
If Enda Kenny seeks the position of either President of the European Council or head of the European Commission, he could achieve great things for Ireland and Europe, writes David Moloney.
# Mo Money Mo Rights
Explainer: What is this SEPA thing all about?
Have you your IBAN ready?
# Debt Ratio
Good news! Eurozone governments are paying off their debts
Eurostat says the decline in government debt is the first since 2007.
# bank debt deal
Michael Noonan to discuss Troika exit with head of eurozone bailout fund
Ireland’s push for a bank debt deal may also come up, but is not on the formal agenda for the meeting today.
# welcome aboard
And then there were 18: Latvia joins the Euro today
There was some surprise about the timing of Latvia’s request to join the Euro, but its government thinks it will help to attract investors.
# bank debt
Taoiseach admits his own deadline on bank debt deal will be missed
Enda Kenny’s comments came prior to those of the European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso last week where he appeared to rule out any retrospective bank deal.
# Eurozone crisis
'Ireland wasn't a victim of the Euro, the Euro was a victim of Ireland's banks'- Barroso
The European Commission President didn’t mince his words last night.
# Bailout exit
The NTMA will play it safe and look to raise €6-10 billion on bond markets in 2014
The NTMA say that they will not “run out the door” to make a long-term bond sale.
# Jobs
Employment growth in Ireland outpaces the eurozone says EU stats office
EU figures show that employment grew by 1.1 per cent in Ireland between July and September, second only to Portugal.
# Budget 2014
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.
# Bailout exit
"We fully support Ireland's decision" - EU finance ministers
After a meeting in Brussels this evening the Eurogroup also announced that Spain would would not be requesting any further assistance when it exit its banking bailout.