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# Olli Rehn

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# Bailout
Rehn asks Germany for flexibility on Ireland's bailout rate
As the Programme for Government agrees to seek a lower interest rate, Europe asks the main economies to look kindly.
# Default
Irish default "not on the cards": Rehn
Olli Rehn has warned that burning senior bondholders is not “on the agenda” – meanwhile the governor of the Central Bank has said that Anglo would not have been guaranteed if the state had known the true size of its losses.
# Default
'Shock' among EU ministers over Irish default talk - Lenihan
Brian Lenihan says his Eurozone counterparts are in “considerable shock” over discussions to default on its debt.
# GE11
Kenny tells Merkel Ireland won't change corporation tax rate
Fine Gael leader emerges from meeting with Germany’s Angela Merkel, as Olli Rehn rules out unilateral renegotiation of bailout.
# Bailout
Olli Rehn forecast suggests €5bn shortfall: report
A report in today’s Sunday Times suggests that EU Commissioner Olli Rehn has identified another gap in Irish finances.
# Bank Recapitalisation
EU wants banks recapitalised "as soon as possible"
Olli Rehn’s spokesman said the European Union thought Brian Lenihan’s delay was “temporary” – but still wants it done.
# Irish Economy
Europe halves projections of Ireland's growth rate
The four year plan last week said Ireland would have economic growth of 1.75% next year. Europe says: 0.9%.
# Four Year Plan
Further coalition fallout over cut to minimum wage
Mary Coughlan says the €1/hr cut to the minimum wage was the government’s own choice – contradicting John Gormley.
# Olli Rehn
It is essential for Ireland to pass budget – Rehn
The commissioner has told Irish MEPs that “stability is important”.
# Opposition
Opposition puts more pressure on the government
Fine Gael has renewed its call for an immediate general election.
# Bailout Republic?
Cowen insists IMF talks are not to formalise bailout
An aggressive Taoiseach tells the Six One news that the talks in Dublin tomorrow are to examine all options.
# Bailout Republic?
Battle lines drawn as Europe insists Ireland's banking sector needs its help
As finance ministers meet, Olli Rehn says there’s liquidity crisis in the banks – contradicting Brian Lenihan.
# Bailout Republic?
Debt crisis team on way to Dublin
Lenihan maintains Ireland had been “the point of attack” on the state of the euro in recent weeks – but commentators believe ECB, IMF and EC officials coming here to lay groundwork for bailout.
# Bailout Republic?
Olli Rehn: Eurozone must 'resist alarmism' as talks continue
Europe’s economic commissioner says it’s Ireland’s banks, and not the government, that have funding problems.
An Open Letter to Olli Rehn
Economist Ronan Lyons sets our new European Overlords straight on a few things.
# Olli Rehn
Rehn's parting message: "Europe stands by you"
The European economics commissioner affirms European support as Ireland begins the painful road to economic recovery.
# Olli Rehn
Olli Rehn's speech: 'Reinforcing EU economic governance'
A full transcript of the speech given by European Commissioner Olli Rehn. Key word? ‘Imbalances’.
# Olli Rehn
Rehn: €15bn Budget cuts programme could be revised
The European Commissioner says the four-year cuts target laid down by the EU could be tinkered with.
# Reax
What they're saying about Olli Rehn's visit
A round-up of international coverage on EU Commissioner Rehn’s visit to Ireland.
# Olli Rehn
Rehn repeats mantra that Ireland will lose low tax
The European Commissioner repeats his assertion that Ireland will simply have to raise tax rates in order to survive.
# Olli Rehn
EU economics chief arrives for two-day budget talks
Olli Rehn will meet with the Minister for Finance today to discuss the upcoming budget.
Running out of road - but at least Olli Rehn's happy
The international reaction to the Bloodbath Budget calls – it’s going to be tough, but Brussels seems pleased.
# Bond Markets
Government borrowing costs take yet another spike
As the government announces massive budget adjustments, the cost of Irish borrowing lies just off its all-time peak.
# Olli Rehn
Your cut-out-and-keep guide to the most powerful man in Ireland
Seven things you didn’t know about Olli Rehn. Starting with who he is.
# The Lost Decade
Abiding by EU targets kills economy for a decade – ESRI
The economic think-tank says aiming for the EU’s 3% deficit target by 2014 will force Ireland into a downward spiral.
# The Lost Decade
Ireland won't ask EU for budget target extension
The Department of Finance says it won’t ask Brussels to extend its 2014 deadline for reining in the budget deficit.
# Olli Rehn
Ireland's era of low tax is over, says commissioner
Olli Rehn, the man behind the four-year budget strategy, says it is inevitable that the ‘low tax’ policy must end.
# Bailout Republic?
EC assurance over bailout does little to soothe bonds
The price of government borrowing remains close to its all time record despite Olli Rehn’s assurance about funding.