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# Eurozone

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# Promissory notes
Gilmore: This is a critical time for discussion on promissory notes
The Tánaiste said that the future of the Irish government is a matter for the Irish government and the Irish people.
# Debt Crisis
Taoiseach in Brussels for European budget talks
He is joining the other three Presidents of the EU – Herman Van Rompuy, José Manuel Barroso and Martin Schulz.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think the global economic crisis is over?
Most of those attending the World Economic Forum in Davos last week reckoned the four-year crisis is over, but what do you think?
# trust
Fewer than one in ten people trust business and government leaders
Levels of trust in media of 45 per cent and NGOs of 63 per cent both rose by 10 percentage points in 2012.
# EU
Spain unemployment rate shoots to 26 per cent
An extra 187,300 people have joined Spain’s jobless queue – bringing the total to 5.97 million people.
# Financial transaction tax
11 EU nations get go-ahead for 'Robin Hood tax', Ireland not among them
Concerns about jobs at the IFSC are among the reasons that Ireland has not signed up to implementing a levy on financial transactions despite Greece, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Germany and France all doing so.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland hold a referendum on EU membership?
Today British Prime Minister David Cameron said there would be a referendum on EU membership in the UK in 2017. Do you think we should have one too?
Column: What would it mean for Ireland if the UK left Europe?
The British Prime Minister hopes to negotiate fundamental changes in his country’s membership of the European Union, but this would have profound consequences for this island, writes James Kilcourse.
# Bailout
Eurozone finance ministers agree to examine Ireland's loan repayments
The deal has been hailed by finance minister Michael Noonan as having the potential to save Ireland billions of euro.
# Eurogroup
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.
# Austria
Voters in Austria likely to maintain compulsory military service
Austria looks set to remain one of the few European countries with compulsory military service as voters go to the polls in a referendum being held today.
Column: How much has Ireland paid for the EU banking crisis?
Ireland has been declared a ‘special case’ by Angela Merkel – and these figures show exactly why, writes Michael Taft.
# Jobless
Over 26 million people unemployed across the EU
The unemployment rate in the EU remains at 10.7 per cent but, at 11.8 per cent, it is much higher across just the euro area.
# Next stop Munich
Kenny to address meeting of Merkel's Bavarian sister party
The Taoiseach is in Munich to address a meeting of the Christian Social Union, the regional sister party of the CDU.
# Germany
Merkel kicks off campaign, highlights economic strength
The German Chancellor’s party faces a tough battle in the upcoming Lower Saxony state vote.
# Inflation
Cost of living in the Eurozone rose by 2.2pc in 2012
The EU’s Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices shows inflation at 2.2 per cent, its lowest annual rate in six months.
# Dawn in the West
The Economist calls for 'helping hand' for the Irish
“There are a couple of ways in which Mrs Merkel could help Ireland.”
# Good News
Worst of the euro crisis is 'behind us', says German finance minister
HURRAH! Break out the champagne and foie gras…
# review 2012
First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.
# recollection
I was there... for Cork's hard-fought 0-0 draw with St Pat's
The Airtricity League tie may not have been the most glamorous of events, but it was well worth attending nonetheless, writes Paul Fennessy.
# Eurozone
Fiscal Compact will enter into force on 1 January 2013
Finland delivered its instrument of ratification yesterday.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think the jobs crisis has reached its peak?
A Eurobarometer survey says just over half of us think the worst is yet to come. Really?
# the euro
Two-thirds of Irish people want to keep the euro
That, however, is a drop in confidence in the single currency on the last Eurobarometer survey.
# EU Grant
Former TalkTalk workers get a €2.6m EU grant
The grant will help retrain 432 former call centre staff and get them back into employment.
# Italy
Berlusconi tells Italy: 'You need me, and I always help people in need'
The flamboyant former prime minister is on a media blitz as he prepares his attempt to return to power for a fourth time, warning of civil war if Italy continues on its current course.
# eu presidency
Stability, jobs and growth: Ireland's EU Presidency motto
A deal on bank debt is one of the top priorities, the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today.
Column: What could Ireland gain from the EU Presidency?
The EU presidency holds challenges for Ireland – but also offers major opportunities, writes Linda Barry.
# Budget 2014
Prospect of October Budget welcomed amid calls for more open process
Budget 2013 is less than a week old but already thoughts are turning to Budget 2014 and the possibility it could be held earlier than December next year.
# german elections
Germany's Merkel starts re-election campaign for 2013
Party members re-elected Merkel as the CDU leader with a landslide majority of 98 per cent of the vote.
# 1000 words
Silly diagram does a great job explaining what's wrong with the Eurozone
The Eurozone house of cards has a solid roof – but the foundations are very rocky.
# Unemployment
Euro area unemployment rate at new high
Spain is ranked as the country with the highest rate of unemployment with Greece as a close second.
# Finally
Eurozone leaders reach a deal on Greek debt
The agreement came after 13 hours of talks in Brussels.
# Eurozone
Mathew Elderfield issues warning over EU banking union
The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland also said the concerns of the UK and other countries outside the eurozone should be addressed.
# France
Amazon announces investment in France, sees 2,500 jobs
The internet giant is planning to open a fourth despatch centre in the country – despite an ongoing tax dispute with the French government.
# debt mountain
Eurozone finance ministers meet (yet again) to try to fix Greece
This will be the third time in two weeks that finance ministers from across the EU will meet to deal with the the threat of bankruptcy for Greece.
# Zut alors!
Here's why the French got upset about The Economist cover
It caught the attention of the investing class…
# Zut alors!
France is furious about new cover of The Economist
We wonder pourquoi…
# austerity strikes
Video: Spanish police brutality at austerity strikes
Officers lashed out at male and female protesters as they demonstrated in cities around the country.
# Eurozone
Falling growth means Eurozone is back in recession
Hadn’t you noticed? Eurozone GDP fell by 0.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2012.