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#Olli Rehn

# olli-rehn - Monday 7 March, 2011

Rehn asks Germany for flexibility on Ireland's bailout rate
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# Bailout

Rehn asks Germany for flexibility on Ireland's bailout rate

Mar 7th 2011, 1:13 PM 808 Views 0 Comments

As the Programme for Government agrees to seek a lower interest rate, Europe asks the main economies to look kindly.

# olli-rehn - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

Irish default "not on the cards": Rehn
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Irish default "not on the cards": Rehn

Mar 2nd 2011, 9:24 AM 234 Views 1 Comment

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.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

'Shock' among EU ministers over Irish default talk - Lenihan
# Default
# Default

'Shock' among EU ministers over Irish default talk - Lenihan

Feb 15th 2011, 6:46 PM 1,933 Views 0 Comments

Brian Lenihan says his Eurozone counterparts are in “considerable shock” over discussions to default on its debt.

# olli-rehn - Monday 14 February, 2011

Kenny tells Merkel Ireland won't change corporation tax rate
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# GE11

Kenny tells Merkel Ireland won't change corporation tax rate

Feb 14th 2011, 3:29 PM 1,863 Views 0 Comments

Fine Gael leader emerges from meeting with Germany’s Angela Merkel, as Olli Rehn rules out unilateral renegotiation of bailout.

# olli-rehn - Sunday 13 February, 2011

Olli Rehn forecast suggests €5bn shortfall: report
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# Bailout

Olli Rehn forecast suggests €5bn shortfall: report

Feb 13th 2011, 11:34 AM 1,010 Views 0 Comments

A report in today’s Sunday Times suggests that EU Commissioner Olli Rehn has identified another gap in Irish finances.

# olli-rehn - Friday 11 February, 2011

EU wants banks recapitalised "as soon as possible"
# Bank Recapitalisation
# Bank Recapitalisation

EU wants banks recapitalised "as soon as possible"

Feb 11th 2011, 2:54 PM 1,058 Views 0 Comments

Olli Rehn’s spokesman said the European Union thought Brian Lenihan’s delay was “temporary” – but still wants it done.

# olli-rehn - Monday 29 November, 2010

Europe halves projections of Ireland's growth rate
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Europe halves projections of Ireland's growth rate

Nov 29th 2010, 4:36 PM 369 Views 0 Comments

The four year plan last week said Ireland would have economic growth of 1.75% next year. Europe says: 0.9%.

# olli-rehn - Friday 26 November, 2010

Further coalition fallout over cut to minimum wage
# Four Year Plan
# Four Year Plan

Further coalition fallout over cut to minimum wage

Nov 26th 2010, 2:08 PM 603 Views 0 Comments

Mary Coughlan says the €1/hr cut to the minimum wage was the government’s own choice – contradicting John Gormley.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

It is essential for Ireland to pass budget – Rehn
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# Olli Rehn

It is essential for Ireland to pass budget – Rehn

Nov 23rd 2010, 12:48 PM 321 Views 0 Comments

The commissioner has told Irish MEPs that “stability is important”.

Opposition puts more pressure on the government
# Opposition
# Opposition

Opposition puts more pressure on the government

Nov 23rd 2010, 12:20 PM 178 Views 0 Comments

Fine Gael has renewed its call for an immediate general election.

# olli-rehn - Wednesday 17 November, 2010

Cowen insists IMF talks are not to formalise bailout
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Cowen insists IMF talks are not to formalise bailout

Nov 17th 2010, 7:13 PM 443 Views 0 Comments

An aggressive Taoiseach tells the Six One news that the talks in Dublin tomorrow are to examine all options.

Battle lines drawn as Europe insists Ireland's banking sector needs its help
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Battle lines drawn as Europe insists Ireland's banking sector needs its help

Nov 17th 2010, 1:53 PM 537 Views 0 Comments

As finance ministers meet, Olli Rehn says there’s liquidity crisis in the banks – contradicting Brian Lenihan.

Debt crisis team on way to Dublin
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Debt crisis team on way to Dublin

Nov 17th 2010, 7:06 AM 428 Views 0 Comments

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.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 16 November, 2010

Olli Rehn: Eurozone must 'resist alarmism' as talks continue
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Olli Rehn: Eurozone must 'resist alarmism' as talks continue

Nov 16th 2010, 6:02 PM 272 Views 0 Comments

Europe’s economic commissioner says it’s Ireland’s banks, and not the government, that have funding problems.

An Open Letter to Olli Rehn
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# Economy

An Open Letter to Olli Rehn

Nov 16th 2010, 8:50 AM 21 Views 0 Comments

Economist Ronan Lyons sets our new European Overlords straight on a few things.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 9 November, 2010

Rehn's parting message: "Europe stands by you"
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# Olli Rehn

Rehn's parting message: "Europe stands by you"

Nov 9th 2010, 4:31 PM 226 Views 0 Comments

The European economics commissioner affirms European support as Ireland begins the painful road to economic recovery.

Olli Rehn's speech: 'Reinforcing EU economic governance'
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# Olli Rehn

Olli Rehn's speech: 'Reinforcing EU economic governance'

Nov 9th 2010, 3:41 PM 457 Views 0 Comments

A full transcript of the speech given by European Commissioner Olli Rehn. Key word? ‘Imbalances’.

Rehn: €15bn Budget cuts programme could be revised
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# Olli Rehn

Rehn: €15bn Budget cuts programme could be revised

Nov 9th 2010, 1:30 PM 290 Views 0 Comments

The European Commissioner says the four-year cuts target laid down by the EU could be tinkered with.

What they're saying about Olli Rehn's visit
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# Reax

What they're saying about Olli Rehn's visit

Nov 9th 2010, 9:57 AM 341 Views 0 Comments

A round-up of international coverage on EU Commissioner Rehn’s visit to Ireland.

Rehn repeats mantra that Ireland will lose low tax
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# Olli Rehn

Rehn repeats mantra that Ireland will lose low tax

Nov 9th 2010, 6:59 AM 609 Views 0 Comments

The European Commissioner repeats his assertion that Ireland will simply have to raise tax rates in order to survive.

# olli-rehn - Monday 8 November, 2010

EU economics chief arrives for two-day budget talks
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# Olli Rehn

EU economics chief arrives for two-day budget talks

Nov 8th 2010, 8:47 AM 294 Views 0 Comments

Olli Rehn will meet with the Minister for Finance today to discuss the upcoming budget.

# olli-rehn - Friday 5 November, 2010

Running out of road - but at least Olli Rehn's happy

Running out of road - but at least Olli Rehn's happy

Nov 5th 2010, 9:22 AM 293 Views 0 Comments

The international reaction to the Bloodbath Budget calls – it’s going to be tough, but Brussels seems pleased.

# olli-rehn - Wednesday 27 October, 2010

Government borrowing costs take yet another spike
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# Bond Markets

Government borrowing costs take yet another spike

Oct 27th 2010, 5:10 PM 143 Views 0 Comments

As the government announces massive budget adjustments, the cost of Irish borrowing lies just off its all-time peak.

Your cut-out-and-keep guide to the most powerful man in Ireland
# Olli Rehn
# Olli Rehn

Your cut-out-and-keep guide to the most powerful man in Ireland

Oct 27th 2010, 10:26 AM 1,371 Views 0 Comments

Seven things you didn’t know about Olli Rehn. Starting with who he is.

# olli-rehn - Thursday 21 October, 2010

Abiding by EU targets kills economy for a decade – ESRI
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# The Lost Decade

Abiding by EU targets kills economy for a decade – ESRI

Oct 21st 2010, 1:34 PM 229 Views 0 Comments

The economic think-tank says aiming for the EU’s 3% deficit target by 2014 will force Ireland into a downward spiral.

Ireland won't ask EU for budget target extension
# The Lost Decade
# The Lost Decade

Ireland won't ask EU for budget target extension

Oct 21st 2010, 1:31 PM 227 Views 0 Comments

The Department of Finance says it won’t ask Brussels to extend its 2014 deadline for reining in the budget deficit.

# olli-rehn - Friday 1 October, 2010

Ireland's era of low tax is over, says commissioner
# Olli Rehn
# Olli Rehn

Ireland's era of low tax is over, says commissioner

Oct 1st 2010, 2:46 PM 405 Views 0 Comments

Olli Rehn, the man behind the four-year budget strategy, says it is inevitable that the ‘low tax’ policy must end.

# olli-rehn - Wednesday 29 September, 2010

EC assurance over bailout does little to soothe bonds
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

EC assurance over bailout does little to soothe bonds

Sep 29th 2010, 1:56 PM 126 Views 0 Comments

The price of government borrowing remains close to its all time record despite Olli Rehn’s assurance about funding.