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#Olli Rehn

# olli-rehn - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Olli Rehn: 'Bondholders partly to blame for Irish crisis... but your banks were reckless'
# Burn The Bondholders
# Burn The Bondholders

Olli Rehn: 'Bondholders partly to blame for Irish crisis... but your banks were reckless'

Sep 27th 2014, 2:14 PM 11,758 Views 55 Comments

The former EU Economics Commissioner also said he would consider attending the Banking Inquiry.

# olli-rehn - Friday 13 December, 2013

The blanket guarantee for banks was a mistake, says Olli Rehn
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

The blanket guarantee for banks was a mistake, says Olli Rehn

Dec 13th 2013, 8:23 AM 10,328 Views 80 Comments

The European Commission vice-president spoke last night about his initial shock at the scale of Ireland’s bank debt.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Ireland's economy forecast to grow 1.7 per cent in 2014
# Economy
# Economy

Ireland's economy forecast to grow 1.7 per cent in 2014

Nov 5th 2013, 3:51 PM 5,698 Views 43 Comments

Olli Rehn says the European economy has reach a “turning point”, but it is too early to declare victory.

# olli-rehn - Monday 14 October, 2013

Eurozone finance ministers meet today as Ireland looks to December's bailout exit
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

Eurozone finance ministers meet today as Ireland looks to December's bailout exit

Oct 14th 2013, 8:33 AM 2,762 Views 7 Comments

With Ireland set to exit the Troika programme on 15 December, the question now is whether we’ll need a precautionary credit facility to ease it back into normal lending markets.

# olli-rehn - Friday 11 October, 2013

Ireland might exit bailout 'without special arrangements' - Rehn
# Bailout
# Bailout

Ireland might exit bailout 'without special arrangements' - Rehn

Oct 11th 2013, 11:15 PM 10,097 Views 69 Comments

The EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner made the comments in an interview today.

# olli-rehn - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Explainer: Your 25-point crash course on what’s happening in Cyprus
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Your 25-point crash course on what’s happening in Cyprus

Mar 24th 2013, 5:29 PM 17,264 Views 23 Comments

Bailouts! Deposit levies! Leaving the euro? It’s all been happening in the last ten days.

# olli-rehn - Monday 25 February, 2013

Rehn: Budget 2014 should not be eased after promissory note savings
# Promissory Note
# Promissory Note

Rehn: Budget 2014 should not be eased after promissory note savings

Feb 25th 2013, 11:12 AM 3,933 Views 46 Comments

The European Commissioner says the €1 billion savings should be used to eliminate Ireland’s deficit as soon as possible.

# olli-rehn - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Ireland could be given extra time to meet deficit deadline
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Ireland could be given extra time to meet deficit deadline

Feb 13th 2013, 8:16 PM 32,701 Views 22 Comments

Olli Rehn has written to EU ministers indicating an openness to delaying austerity measures on a case-by-case basis.

# olli-rehn - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

EU approves six-month extension of Ireland's bank guarantee
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

EU approves six-month extension of Ireland's bank guarantee

Dec 12th 2012, 11:33 AM 5,939 Views 38 Comments

The approval is seen as routine and may be the last extension, with the possibility of a withdrawal early next year.

# olli-rehn - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Lenihan letters: What’s been released, and what hasn’t
# Bailout
# Bailout

Lenihan letters: What’s been released, and what hasn’t

Oct 24th 2012, 5:29 PM 14,159 Views 24 Comments

The release of further documents this week help to shed further light on Ireland’s bailout. But what don’t we know?

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Eurozone: Irish bank debt will be re-examined by autumn
# Bank Debt
# Bank Debt

Eurozone: Irish bank debt will be re-examined by autumn

Jul 10th 2012, 8:05 AM 3,465 Views 31 Comments

European ministers have also rubber-stamped an initial €30billion bailout for Spain.

# olli-rehn - Monday 18 June, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Jun 18th 2012, 7:50 PM 5,431 Views 6 Comments

All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Rehn 'still hopes for Irish debt deal' - while Spain's bailout comes without budget rules
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Rehn 'still hopes for Irish debt deal' - while Spain's bailout comes without budget rules

Jun 12th 2012, 8:08 AM 2,718 Views 58 Comments

The commissioner says he still wants to assist Ireland – and confirms Spain’s banking bailout won’t bring new fiscal conditions.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Portugal 'on track' with bailout programme, says IMF
# Portugal
# Portugal

Portugal 'on track' with bailout programme, says IMF

Jun 5th 2012, 3:37 PM 1,709 Views 4 Comments

After latest review, IMF says Portugal is making progress on reforms but needs to take urgent action to tackle unemployment.

# olli-rehn - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Euro falls amid concerns over Spanish debt and falling economic sentiment
# Euro
# Euro

Euro falls amid concerns over Spanish debt and falling economic sentiment

May 30th 2012, 2:41 PM 2,706 Views 6 Comments

Euro trading lower against US dollar.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Eurozone growth revised downwards to 1.4% in 2011
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Eurozone growth revised downwards to 1.4% in 2011

Mar 6th 2012, 2:00 PM 1,012 Views 7 Comments

Eurozone GDP contracted by 0.3 per cent in the final quarter of 2011 – in comparison to a 0.7 per cent rise during the same period last year.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

# olli-rehn - Friday 10 February, 2012

'Memorandum macht frei': how one Greek paper views the second bailout
# Austerity
# Austerity

'Memorandum macht frei': how one Greek paper views the second bailout

Feb 10th 2012, 11:42 AM 6,333 Views 36 Comments

The Greek daily Dimokratia isn’t best pleased with the EU-enforced austerity. Check out yesterday’s front page…

EU withholds Greek bailout until new conditions are met
# Greece
# Greece

EU withholds Greek bailout until new conditions are met

Feb 10th 2012, 7:38 AM 1,390 Views 11 Comments

EU finance ministers are refusing to release the aid package despite a deal reached by Greece’s leaders yesterday.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Noonan to hold talks with ECB chief Mario Draghi
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Noonan to hold talks with ECB chief Mario Draghi

Jan 24th 2012, 7:24 AM 1,285 Views 29 Comments

The Finance Minister will try to get a better deal on Ireland’s bailout as he holds talks with the European Central Bank president today.

# olli-rehn - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Europe gives green light to extending Ireland's bank guarantee
# Bank Guarantee
# Bank Guarantee

Europe gives green light to extending Ireland's bank guarantee

Dec 8th 2011, 12:07 PM 1,791 Views 16 Comments

The European Commission has approved the extension of the government bank’s guarantee – for six months longer than needed.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Euro bond plan includes giving EU 'extensive intrusive power'
# Administration
# Administration

Euro bond plan includes giving EU 'extensive intrusive power'

Nov 22nd 2011, 3:03 PM 1,784 Views 23 Comments

A Commission green paper on the possible introduction of eurozone Stability Bonds suggests giving the EU power to put troubled member states into ‘administration’.

# olli-rehn - Monday 21 November, 2011

The bailout in quotes: from denial to deal
# One Year On
# One Year On

The bailout in quotes: from denial to deal

Nov 21st 2011, 8:20 AM 2,941 Views 20 Comments

A year after the government announced it was negotiating a bailout deal, TheJournal.ie takes a look back over the comments and quotes of the bailout.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Greece's €8bn lifeline put on hold - but ministers still rule out default
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Greece's €8bn lifeline put on hold - but ministers still rule out default

Oct 4th 2011, 7:50 AM 322 Views 10 Comments

Eurozone finance ministers have decided to delay a decision on Greece’s next €8bn loan package until later in the month.

# olli-rehn - Monday 3 October, 2011

Ministers scramble to Luxembourg as Greece admits it will miss bailout targets
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Ministers scramble to Luxembourg as Greece admits it will miss bailout targets

Oct 3rd 2011, 8:00 AM 465 Views 11 Comments

The shrinking Greek economy means the austerity drive will not be enough to ensure that the government deficit is within targets.

# olli-rehn - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Greece stays in the Eurozone, insist Merkel and Sarkozy
# Greece
# Greece

Greece stays in the Eurozone, insist Merkel and Sarkozy

Sep 15th 2011, 7:27 AM 274 Views 12 Comments

The French and German leaders moved to quash fears Greece could be forced out of the single currency over its debt crisis.

# olli-rehn - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

European Commission reduces margin on Irish bailout to zero
# Bailout
# Bailout

European Commission reduces margin on Irish bailout to zero

Sep 14th 2011, 12:14 PM 2,704 Views 42 Comments

The EC says it’s lowering the interest on its part of Ireland’s bailout loans in line with that of the Eurozone’s portion.

# olli-rehn - Friday 9 September, 2011

Europe hails Ireland's "important progress" in financial recovery
# Bailout
# Bailout

Europe hails Ireland's "important progress" in financial recovery

Sep 9th 2011, 12:49 PM 703 Views 24 Comments

The European Commission says Ireland’s economy will grow this year, albeit gradually, with the bank bailout cheaper than expected.

# olli-rehn - Saturday 20 August, 2011

Rehn puts Eurobond proposal back on the table
# Eurobonds
# Eurobonds

Rehn puts Eurobond proposal back on the table

Aug 20th 2011, 2:18 PM 330 Views 8 Comments

Despite opposition from Germany, France and Herman van Rompuy, Olli Rehn is considering laws to allow a common Eurozone bond.

# olli-rehn - Sunday 17 July, 2011

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Olli Rehn: There is no Plan B to avoid Greek default
# Greece
# Greece

Olli Rehn: There is no Plan B to avoid Greek default

Jun 28th 2011, 11:41 AM 333 Views 3 Comments

EU Commissioner says Greece has to pass its austerity package because the future of Greece “and financial stability in Europe are at stake”.

# olli-rehn - Monday 30 May, 2011

Greece set for new bailout loans in return for 'severe conditions' - report
# Greece
# Greece

Greece set for new bailout loans in return for 'severe conditions' - report

May 30th 2011, 11:44 AM 355 Views 0 Comments

Greece will be subject to unprecedented international intervention in its domestic affairs in return for new bailout loans according to a report in today’s Financial Times.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Greek opposition party rejects new austerity plan
# Greece
# Greece

Greek opposition party rejects new austerity plan

May 24th 2011, 2:06 PM 262 Views 0 Comments

Despite the European Union’s insistence for cross-party support, Greece’s main opposition party has flatly refused to back new austerity measures aimed at tackling the country’s debt.

# olli-rehn - Friday 13 May, 2011

European Commission pares back forecasts for Irish economic growth
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

European Commission pares back forecasts for Irish economic growth

May 13th 2011, 3:36 PM 479 Views 0 Comments

Olli Rehn tells a briefing that Ireland’s economy will grow by 0.6 per cent – further bolstering the case for a bailout rate cut.

# olli-rehn - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Don't expect a cut to the bailout rate next week, Creighton says
# Bailout
# Bailout

Don't expect a cut to the bailout rate next week, Creighton says

May 11th 2011, 5:35 PM 1,171 Views 0 Comments

French sources tell RTÉ that Ireland isn’t offering enough leeway on raising the famed corporation tax rate.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Olli Rehn says Ireland should get cut in bailout rate
# Good News
# Good News

Olli Rehn says Ireland should get cut in bailout rate

May 10th 2011, 3:36 PM 805 Views 0 Comments

The EU’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner tells Strasbourg press conference that Ireland should get a cut in its bailout interest rate.

# olli-rehn - Sunday 24 April, 2011

The BBC bailout documentary: some choice quotes
# Bailout Boys
# Bailout Boys

The BBC bailout documentary: some choice quotes

Apr 24th 2011, 4:53 PM 3,494 Views 0 Comments

Dan O’Brien’s half-hour programme on Ireland’s economic downfall gets its first airing. Here are some select excerpts.

# olli-rehn - Thursday 7 April, 2011

Portugal's bailout request likely to dominate meeting of EU finance ministers
# Portugal
# Portugal

Portugal's bailout request likely to dominate meeting of EU finance ministers

Apr 7th 2011, 8:42 AM 331 Views 0 Comments

Finance minister Michael Noonan had hoped Ireland’s financial situation would top the agenda as he looks to lower the country’s interest rate.

# olli-rehn - Monday 14 March, 2011

Poll: Should we cave in on corporation tax to secure a better bailout deal?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we cave in on corporation tax to secure a better bailout deal?

Mar 14th 2011, 8:29 AM 2,893 Views 0 Comments

Michael Noonan’s in Europe today, trying to persuade EU leaders to see things our way. What do you think he should do?

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