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#Eurozone

# eurozone - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Spain unemployment rate shoots to 26 per cent
# EU
# EU

Spain unemployment rate shoots to 26 per cent

Jan 24th 2013, 8:55 AM 4,734 Views 46 Comments

An extra 187,300 people have joined Spain’s jobless queue – bringing the total to 5.97 million people.

# eurozone - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

11 EU nations get go-ahead for 'Robin Hood tax', Ireland not among them
# Financial Transaction Tax
# Financial Transaction Tax

11 EU nations get go-ahead for 'Robin Hood tax', Ireland not among them

Jan 23rd 2013, 4:15 PM 11,128 Views 46 Comments

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.

Poll: Should Ireland hold a referendum on EU membership?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland hold a referendum on EU membership?

Jan 23rd 2013, 9:56 AM 9,185 Views 93 Comments

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?

# eurozone - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Column: What would it mean for Ireland if the UK left Europe?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What would it mean for Ireland if the UK left Europe?

Jan 22nd 2013, 7:30 PM 68 Views 72 Comments

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.

Eurozone finance ministers agree to examine Ireland's loan repayments
# Bailout
# Bailout

Eurozone finance ministers agree to examine Ireland's loan repayments

Jan 22nd 2013, 8:32 AM 5,878 Views 125 Comments

The deal has been hailed by finance minister Michael Noonan as having the potential to save Ireland billions of euro.

# eurozone - Monday 21 January, 2013

Noonan arrives in Brussels for key talks on aid for banks
# Eurogroup
# Eurogroup

Noonan arrives in Brussels for key talks on aid for banks

Jan 21st 2013, 6:53 PM 3,874 Views 53 Comments

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

# eurozone - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Voters in Austria likely to maintain compulsory military service
# Austria
# Austria

Voters in Austria likely to maintain compulsory military service

Jan 20th 2013, 10:09 AM 4,782 Views 8 Comments

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.

# eurozone - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Column: How much has Ireland paid for the EU banking crisis?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How much has Ireland paid for the EU banking crisis?

Jan 15th 2013, 7:30 PM 5,725 Views 224 Comments

Ireland has been declared a ‘special case’ by Angela Merkel – and these figures show exactly why, writes Michael Taft.

# eurozone - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Over 26 million people unemployed across the EU
# Jobless
# Jobless

Over 26 million people unemployed across the EU

Jan 8th 2013, 4:55 PM 4,612 Views 92 Comments

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.

Kenny to address meeting of Merkel's Bavarian sister party
# Next Stop Munich
# Next Stop Munich

Kenny to address meeting of Merkel's Bavarian sister party

Jan 8th 2013, 7:59 AM 3,564 Views 57 Comments

The Taoiseach is in Munich to address a meeting of the Christian Social Union, the regional sister party of the CDU.

# eurozone - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Merkel kicks off campaign, highlights economic strength
# Germany
# Germany

Merkel kicks off campaign, highlights economic strength

Jan 5th 2013, 2:42 PM 4,431 Views 17 Comments

The German Chancellor’s party faces a tough battle in the upcoming Lower Saxony state vote.

# eurozone - Friday 4 January, 2013

Cost of living in the Eurozone rose by 2.2pc in 2012
# Inflation
# Inflation

Cost of living in the Eurozone rose by 2.2pc in 2012

Jan 4th 2013, 10:38 AM 2,950 Views 14 Comments

The EU’s Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices shows inflation at 2.2 per cent, its lowest annual rate in six months.

# eurozone - Thursday 3 January, 2013

The Economist calls for 'helping hand' for the Irish
# Dawn In The West
# Dawn In The West

The Economist calls for 'helping hand' for the Irish

Jan 3rd 2013, 6:45 PM 18,405 Views 107 Comments

“There are a couple of ways in which Mrs Merkel could help Ireland.”

# eurozone - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Worst of the euro crisis is 'behind us', says German finance minister
# Good News
# Good News

Worst of the euro crisis is 'behind us', says German finance minister

Dec 27th 2012, 1:04 PM 5,788 Views 42 Comments

HURRAH! Break out the champagne and foie gras…

# eurozone - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
# Review 2012
# Review 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012

Dec 26th 2012, 7:47 PM 7,947 Views 7 Comments

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.

# eurozone - Monday 24 December, 2012

I was there... for Cork's hard-fought 0-0 draw with St Pat's
# Recollection
From The42
# Recollection

I was there... for Cork's hard-fought 0-0 draw with St Pat's

Dec 24th 2012, 10:30 AM 512 Views 0 Comments

The Airtricity League tie may not have been the most glamorous of events, but it was well worth attending nonetheless, writes Paul Fennessy.

# eurozone - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Fiscal Compact will enter into force on 1 January 2013
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Fiscal Compact will enter into force on 1 January 2013

Dec 22nd 2012, 1:27 PM 4,897 Views 31 Comments

Finland delivered its instrument of ratification yesterday.

Poll: Do you think the jobs crisis has reached its peak?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the jobs crisis has reached its peak?

Dec 22nd 2012, 10:59 AM 6,186 Views 41 Comments

A Eurobarometer survey says just over half of us think the worst is yet to come. Really?

Two-thirds of Irish people want to keep the euro
# The Euro
# The Euro

Two-thirds of Irish people want to keep the euro

Dec 22nd 2012, 10:38 AM 4,049 Views 63 Comments

That, however, is a drop in confidence in the single currency on the last Eurobarometer survey.

# eurozone - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Former TalkTalk workers get a €2.6m EU grant
# EU Grant
# EU Grant

Former TalkTalk workers get a €2.6m EU grant

Dec 19th 2012, 5:07 PM 5,460 Views 14 Comments

The grant will help retrain 432 former call centre staff and get them back into employment.

# eurozone - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Berlusconi tells Italy: 'You need me, and I always help people in need'
# Italy
# Italy

Berlusconi tells Italy: 'You need me, and I always help people in need'

Dec 18th 2012, 9:25 PM 5,612 Views 26 Comments

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.

# eurozone - Monday 17 December, 2012

Stability, jobs and growth: Ireland's EU Presidency motto
# Eu Presidency
# Eu Presidency

Stability, jobs and growth: Ireland's EU Presidency motto

Dec 17th 2012, 2:11 PM 4,600 Views 77 Comments

A deal on bank debt is one of the top priorities, the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today.

# eurozone - Monday 10 December, 2012

Column: What could Ireland gain from the EU Presidency?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What could Ireland gain from the EU Presidency?

Dec 10th 2012, 7:30 PM 46 Views 53 Comments

The EU presidency holds challenges for Ireland – but also offers major opportunities, writes Linda Barry.

Prospect of October Budget welcomed amid calls for more open process
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Prospect of October Budget welcomed amid calls for more open process

Dec 10th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,792 Views 13 Comments

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.

# eurozone - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Germany's Merkel starts re-election campaign for 2013
# German Elections
# German Elections

Germany's Merkel starts re-election campaign for 2013

Dec 4th 2012, 5:37 PM 2,835 Views 36 Comments

Party members re-elected Merkel as the CDU leader with a landslide majority of 98 per cent of the vote.

# eurozone - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Silly diagram does a great job explaining what's wrong with the Eurozone
# 1000 Words
# 1000 Words

Silly diagram does a great job explaining what's wrong with the Eurozone

Dec 1st 2012, 3:56 PM 18,025 Views 10 Comments

The Eurozone house of cards has a solid roof – but the foundations are very rocky.

# eurozone - Friday 30 November, 2012

Euro area unemployment rate at new high
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Euro area unemployment rate at new high

Nov 30th 2012, 1:58 PM 3,815 Views 33 Comments

Spain is ranked as the country with the highest rate of unemployment with Greece as a close second.

# eurozone - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Eurozone leaders reach a deal on Greek debt
# Finally
# Finally

Eurozone leaders reach a deal on Greek debt

Nov 27th 2012, 7:25 AM 3,546 Views 26 Comments

The agreement came after 13 hours of talks in Brussels.

# eurozone - Monday 26 November, 2012

Mathew Elderfield issues warning over EU banking union
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Mathew Elderfield issues warning over EU banking union

Nov 26th 2012, 5:57 PM 6,731 Views 20 Comments

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.

Amazon announces investment in France, sees 2,500 jobs
# France
# France

Amazon announces investment in France, sees 2,500 jobs

Nov 26th 2012, 11:23 AM 4,228 Views 8 Comments

The internet giant is planning to open a fourth despatch centre in the country – despite an ongoing tax dispute with the French government.

Eurozone finance ministers meet (yet again) to try to fix Greece
# Debt Mountain
# Debt Mountain

Eurozone finance ministers meet (yet again) to try to fix Greece

Nov 26th 2012, 10:16 AM 2,564 Views 8 Comments

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.

# eurozone - Monday 19 November, 2012

Here's why the French got upset about The Economist cover
# Zut Alors!
# Zut Alors!

Here's why the French got upset about The Economist cover

Nov 19th 2012, 1:45 PM 11,316 Views 10 Comments

It caught the attention of the investing class…

# eurozone - Friday 16 November, 2012

France is furious about new cover of The Economist
# Zut Alors!
# Zut Alors!

France is furious about new cover of The Economist

Nov 16th 2012, 2:10 PM 22,888 Views 70 Comments

We wonder pourquoi…

Video: Spanish police brutality at austerity strikes
# Austerity Strikes
# Austerity Strikes

Video: Spanish police brutality at austerity strikes

Nov 16th 2012, 12:50 PM 10,371 Views 120 Comments

Officers lashed out at male and female protesters as they demonstrated in cities around the country.

# eurozone - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Falling growth means Eurozone is back in recession
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Falling growth means Eurozone is back in recession

Nov 15th 2012, 12:36 PM 75 Views 0 Comments

Hadn’t you noticed? Eurozone GDP fell by 0.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2012.

# eurozone - Monday 12 November, 2012

Greece tops agenda for EU finance ministers in Brussels
# Greece
# Greece

Greece tops agenda for EU finance ministers in Brussels

Nov 12th 2012, 10:12 AM 1,572 Views 4 Comments

The Greek parliament agreed a tough cost cutting budget yesterday amid noisy protests in the capital.

Q. Where should Ireland look to trade?
# Exports
# Exports

Q. Where should Ireland look to trade?

Nov 12th 2012, 7:05 AM 3,413 Views 5 Comments

A. We should look to Middle East and Latin America, according to new trade forecast.

# eurozone - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Ireland the only eurozone country to see manufacturing increase in October
# Manufacturing
# Manufacturing

Ireland the only eurozone country to see manufacturing increase in October

Nov 7th 2012, 9:59 PM 92 Views 0 Comments

Of the 17 Eurozone members, only one country saw an increase in manufacturing output in October… and it was us.

# eurozone - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Spanish PM plays down bailout prospect - for this year at least
# Bailout
# Bailout

Spanish PM plays down bailout prospect - for this year at least

Nov 6th 2012, 12:19 PM 1,897 Views 6 Comments

Mariano Rajoy ruled out seeking a bailout in 2012 – but vowed to do it if faced with persistent, high borrowing costs.