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Jean-Claude Juncker is very angry and here are the pics to prove it
# Jean-Claude Juncker
# Jean-Claude Juncker

Jean-Claude Juncker is very angry and here are the pics to prove it

Sep 23rd 2012, 10:15 AM 13,825 Views 13 Comments

The longest serving head of government in the EU and the head of the Euro Group is not a man to mess with and these pictures prove it…

Hollande and Merkel buddy up for anniversary talks as Euro, EADS loom
# Besties
# Besties

Hollande and Merkel buddy up for anniversary talks as Euro, EADS loom

Sep 22nd 2012, 4:15 PM 3,345 Views 10 Comments

The European leaders met today to mark the seminal 1962 speech made by Charles de Gaulle famed for opening a new chapter in relations between France and Germany.

PICTURES: tens of thousands march against Spanish austerity
# Austerity
# Austerity

PICTURES: tens of thousands march against Spanish austerity

Sep 15th 2012, 5:32 PM 5,419 Views 26 Comments

Organisers say 65,000 people participated in today’s rally.

EU leaders may discuss improved Irish bailout - but only after bank deal is finalised
# Bailout
# Bailout

EU leaders may discuss improved Irish bailout - but only after bank deal is finalised

Sep 14th 2012, 2:42 PM 3,872 Views 17 Comments

Once discussions on the promissory note issue has been concluded, Ireland could get a more lenient deal – but it may be some time.

Quest for bank debt deal to continue at Cyprus ministers' meeting
# Banking Deal
# Banking Deal

Quest for bank debt deal to continue at Cyprus ministers' meeting

Sep 14th 2012, 7:53 AM 2,119 Views 12 Comments

Michael Noonan will meet his counterparts from around Europe in Cyprus today, hoping to make progress on shedding Ireland’s bank debts.

EU must become 'federation of nation states', argues Barroso
# State Of The Eunion
# State Of The Eunion

EU must become 'federation of nation states', argues Barroso

Sep 12th 2012, 10:25 AM 3,763 Views 70 Comments

The President of the European Commission has outlined his vision in his annual ‘State of the Union’ speech to MEPs.

Ireland will 'probably fail' to get bank debt deal by October - Bloomberg
# Bank Debt
# Bank Debt

Ireland will 'probably fail' to get bank debt deal by October - Bloomberg

Sep 8th 2012, 2:15 PM 7,147 Views 56 Comments

The Department of Finance has said that the forthcoming meetings between European leaders are important to meet the end of October deadline the government has set but it isn’t looking good.

Michael Noonan set to meet with EU finance ministers
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Michael Noonan set to meet with EU finance ministers

Sep 7th 2012, 11:24 AM 3,234 Views 40 Comments

The Finance Minister is expected to discuss plans to ease austerity on bailout countries in meetings in Paris, Berlin and Rome next week.

Seventh IMF review releases nearly one billion euro to Ireland
# IMF Report
# IMF Report

Seventh IMF review releases nearly one billion euro to Ireland

Sep 5th 2012, 10:08 PM 14,250 Views 80 Comments

The IMF’s seventh bailout review of Ireland is complete, and with it, the release of nearly €1 billion.

Spanish unemployment rises again to creep towards 25 per cent
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish unemployment rises again to creep towards 25 per cent

Sep 4th 2012, 1:36 PM 3,972 Views 16 Comments

Spain’s unemployment rate is the highest in the industrialised world.

Poland and Bulgaria shelve plans to join Eurozone
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Poland and Bulgaria shelve plans to join Eurozone

Sep 4th 2012, 1:07 PM 6,530 Views 41 Comments

The Eurozone debt crisis and the likelihood of a double-dip recession mean little appetite for joining the single currency.

Sound familiar? Spain creates 'bad bank', limits bank execs pay to €500k
# Spain
# Spain

Sound familiar? Spain creates 'bad bank', limits bank execs pay to €500k

Sep 1st 2012, 3:20 PM 4,893 Views 15 Comments

Some are even calling it ‘El Nama’…

ECB President says solution to crisis lies in balanced change
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

ECB President says solution to crisis lies in balanced change

Aug 29th 2012, 11:38 AM 3,012 Views 47 Comments

Mario Draghi said it should be agreed that it is not sustainable for countries to pursue national policies that can cause economic harm to others.

Italy's electoral law increases market fears
# Italy
# Italy

Italy's electoral law increases market fears

Aug 27th 2012, 5:42 PM 4,122 Views 1 Comment

The current system allows party leaders to pick and choose the list of candidates the electorate can vote for and guarantees a strong majority in parliament for the winning party.

Head of Bundesbank says ECB bond buying is "like a drug"
# Bonds
# Bonds

Head of Bundesbank says ECB bond buying is "like a drug"

Aug 27th 2012, 11:37 AM 3,838 Views 23 Comments

In the latest sign of a growing rift within the ECB, Jens Weidman criticised the ECB chief’s policies on buying member state bonds to drive down borrowing costs.

France and Germany will wait for Troika report before decision on Greece
# Greece
# Greece

France and Germany will wait for Troika report before decision on Greece

Aug 25th 2012, 1:10 PM 2,774 Views 17 Comments

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras wants an extension to Greece’s bailout but he’s going to have to wait for any decision.

Taking advice from the Germans? Greece ready to sell off uninhabited islands
# Big Fat Greek Sale
# Big Fat Greek Sale

Taking advice from the Germans? Greece ready to sell off uninhabited islands

Aug 23rd 2012, 12:47 PM 14,853 Views 41 Comments

The Greek prime minister has told Le Monde that the beleaguered country is ready to sell some islands – something that two German MPs told them to do two years ago.

Merkel, Hollande meet to discuss Greek bailout
# Euro
# Euro

Merkel, Hollande meet to discuss Greek bailout

Aug 23rd 2012, 11:51 AM 1,738 Views 11 Comments

The German and French leaders will discuss the possibility of extending the time limit on the Greek bailout before meetings with Greece’s prime minister tomorrow and Saturday.

Bank of Ireland says it's 'concerned' that SMEs believe banks are not lending
# Banks
# Banks

Bank of Ireland says it's 'concerned' that SMEs believe banks are not lending

Aug 22nd 2012, 6:03 PM 4,134 Views 23 Comments

The bank is reacting to the findings of Central Bank research which shows that Ireland has one of the highest rejection rate for SME loans.

Exports down as port and shipping volumes fall
# Exports
# Exports

Exports down as port and shipping volumes fall

Aug 22nd 2012, 2:16 PM 2,667 Views 7 Comments

The Irish Maritime Development Office said it expects little improvement in manufacturing orders across Europe for the rest of the year.

Greek PM suggests further budget cuts ahead of German talks
# Greece
# Greece

Greek PM suggests further budget cuts ahead of German talks

Aug 22nd 2012, 9:03 AM 1,912 Views 7 Comments

However, Antonis Samaras has ruled out Greece getting more funding from creditors.

Major French bank predicts next moves for Europe
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

Major French bank predicts next moves for Europe

Aug 22nd 2012, 6:30 AM 4,652 Views 23 Comments

Ahead of crunch talks between major country leaders and 6 September ECB meeting, Société Générale economist has some predictions: including possibly unlimited ECB bond-buying.

Is the ECB about to uncork a game-changer?
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

Is the ECB about to uncork a game-changer?

Aug 21st 2012, 8:40 PM 10,794 Views 25 Comments

A Euro-skeptic columnist at the Daily Telegraph insists that Der Spiegel is correct in saying the ECB wants to cap borrowing costs for Spain and Italy.

European leaders begin week of crucial meetings on Greece's future
# Crunchzeit
# Crunchzeit

European leaders begin week of crucial meetings on Greece's future

Aug 20th 2012, 4:41 PM 2,274 Views 22 Comments

The week began today with a meeting of Greece and Germany’s foreign ministers, which ended with stern words from Germany.

Greek exit from eurozone would be 'manageable' says top ECB official
# Greece
# Greece

Greek exit from eurozone would be 'manageable' says top ECB official

Aug 20th 2012, 9:12 AM 3,486 Views 15 Comments

The comments from Joerg Asmussen come at the beginning of another crucial week for the single currency and troubled Greece.

Greece seeks austerity plan extension
# Greece
# Greece

Greece seeks austerity plan extension

Aug 15th 2012, 11:30 AM 2,377 Views 21 Comments

The Greek Prime Minister will suggest spending cuts be spread over four years instead of two in his talks with German and French leaders next week.

Eurozone and EU economies shrank in second quarter of 2012
# Yikes!
# Yikes!

Eurozone and EU economies shrank in second quarter of 2012

Aug 14th 2012, 11:00 AM 2,031 Views 7 Comments

Figures compiled by Eurostat show that economic output in both the eurozone, and the EU as a whole, is down.

Germany: Support grows for referendum on further EU integration
# Germany
# Germany

Germany: Support grows for referendum on further EU integration

Aug 13th 2012, 10:34 AM 3,357 Views 50 Comments

The government and opposition are both expressing support for a referendum on closer European ties.

Column: Want a debt deal? Then let’s pressure the German MPs opposing it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Want a debt deal? Then let’s pressure the German MPs opposing it

Aug 13th 2012, 7:15 AM 37 Views 48 Comments

The future of the euro crisis lies in the hands of small groups of politicians abroad, writes Eamon Ryan. Let’s hope our own leaders recognise this.

Fall in German exports causes concern over European crisis
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Fall in German exports causes concern over European crisis

Aug 8th 2012, 6:19 PM 3,486 Views 13 Comments

Imports were 3 per cent lower in June, following a 6.2 per cent increase the previous month.

Honohan says ECB bond buying move is good for Ireland
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Honohan says ECB bond buying move is good for Ireland

Aug 3rd 2012, 9:54 PM 4,316 Views 20 Comments

Honohan welcomed a yesterday’s comments by ECB President Mario Draghi – saying that it marked an important step for Ireland and the rest of the Eurozone.

Draghi: ‘The euro is irreversible – but it’s up to politicians to act’
# ECB
# ECB

Draghi: ‘The euro is irreversible – but it’s up to politicians to act’

Aug 2nd 2012, 3:24 PM 4,273 Views 23 Comments

The ECB president says his bank wants to save the euro, but it can’t exceed the boundaries of what it’s allowed to do.

Second report predicts 1 per cent growth in Ireland's economy
# Bank Of Ireland
# Bank Of Ireland

Second report predicts 1 per cent growth in Ireland's economy

Aug 2nd 2012, 12:03 PM 2,690 Views 6 Comments

Two days after a similar IBEC projection, now Bank of Ireland believes the Irish economy will grow by 1 per cent this year.

Spain's debt: will ECB start buying bonds again?
# ECB
# ECB

Spain's debt: will ECB start buying bonds again?

Aug 2nd 2012, 7:39 AM 2,196 Views 8 Comments

ECB set for crucial meeting today over eurozone debt crisis.

"Stay out of the eurozone", top Austrian banker tells Czechs
# Friendly Advice
# Friendly Advice

"Stay out of the eurozone", top Austrian banker tells Czechs

Aug 1st 2012, 7:30 PM 4,953 Views 24 Comments

“The Czech Republic now finds itself in a good situation. It has its own currency and its own monetary policy,” said Andreas Treichl.