# euro - Today’s News
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
# euro - Monday 19 March, 2012
We’ve translated the treaty, sentence by sentence, to try and make the document easier to read for the general public.
# euro - Thursday 15 March, 2012
This treaty will solidify EU control over Ireland, while most of our politicians are effectively silenced. We need a proper legal hearing, writes Dr John O’Brennan.
# euro - Saturday 10 March, 2012
Childers told a newspaper that the treaty was “designed to satisfy the Germans”, and would have been voted down by MEPs.
# euro - Tuesday 6 March, 2012
The EU fiscal treaty shows a level of economic illiteracy that would embarrass most college students, writes Ronan Lyons.
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.
# euro - Monday 5 March, 2012
Populist right-winger Geert Wilders has said the Netherlands should leave the euro – despite its triple-A credit rating.
# euro - Monday 27 February, 2012
Germany’s Interior Minister has controversially suggested that EU member states should encourage struggling Greece to leave the eurozone. What do you think?
# euro - Friday 24 February, 2012
The European Commission says that economic recovery in the eurozone will be sluggish for the first half of the year before a modest pick-up occurs.
Enda Kenny discussed Ireland’s attempts at economic recovery with the German Chancellor outside Berlin last night.
# euro - Thursday 23 February, 2012
The Minister for Justice has said that there’s nothing suspicious about people exchanging their punts for euro more than ten years after the changeover.
# euro - Tuesday 21 February, 2012
The second bailout will avoid the risk of a Greek default next month and contains strict rules for Greece to control its finances.
# euro - Monday 20 February, 2012
Arriving in Brussels, Evangelos Venizelos says Greece is “ready to conclude this long process” and secure more funding.
Days past the original deadline, eurozone finance ministers are to decide on the €130 billion rescue package today.
# euro - Thursday 16 February, 2012
Even with a huge writedown Greece’s debts would still be above the acceptable level, a European diplomat has said.
# euro - Wednesday 15 February, 2012
We’re running scared from the financial bogeymen, but our governments could easily take control, writes Martin O’Dea.
# euro - Friday 10 February, 2012
The Greek daily Dimokratia isn’t best pleased with the EU-enforced austerity. Check out yesterday’s front page…
EU finance ministers are refusing to release the aid package despite a deal reached by Greece’s leaders yesterday.
# euro - Thursday 9 February, 2012
The party leader said: “We have never voted against a European treaty and I don’t believe we will start with this one.”
# euro - Wednesday 8 February, 2012
Talks have been delayed for days despite growing signs that the country could be forced out of the euro.
# euro - Tuesday 7 February, 2012
Prime minister Lucas Papademos blamed the delay on “missing paperwork”.
# euro - Friday 3 February, 2012
The Fianna Fáil leader has written to the Taoiseach seeking answers to six questions about the wording of the fiscal compact.
# euro - Tuesday 31 January, 2012
The first Dáil exchanges since the EU treaty was finalised are angry ones, as Kenny and Adams exchange particularly harsh words.
The final text of the treaty agreed by 25 EU leaders last night says the debt brake will only ‘preferably’ be constitutional.
# euro - Monday 30 January, 2012
Twenty-five countries including Ireland have agreed to introduce the ‘fiscal compact’, with only the UK and the Czech Republic remaining outside.
The number of occasions on which counterfeit notes were seized fell last year. How can you tell a note is genuine?
# euro - Sunday 29 January, 2012
A tentative new agreement would see the country’s private debts slashed by around 60 per cent over time.
# euro - Saturday 28 January, 2012
Ministers are discussing a proposal under which Greece would hand the final say over tax and spending to an EU commissioner.
# euro - Friday 27 January, 2012
# euro - Tuesday 24 January, 2012
Speaking ahead of next week’s EU summit, the Taoiseach said Ireland had “nothing to fear” from the so-called fiscal compact.
Although the Budget deficit for 2012 will be within EU limits of 3 per cent of GDP, it’s only because of one-off windfalls.
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.
# euro - Monday 23 January, 2012
The finance ministers of eurozone states and the rest of the EU will hold their first meetings of the year this week.
# euro - Tuesday 17 January, 2012
Well, he’s a former bookseller, a football fan – and Silvio Berlusconi once compared him to a concentration camp guard.
The fall in inflation has raised hopes that the European Central Bank may reduce interest rates.
# euro - Monday 16 January, 2012
The ratings agency said it doesn’t believe European leaders are doing enough to tackle the ongoing crisis.
# euro - Sunday 15 January, 2012
The US-based credit rating agency has defended its decision after a sharp European backlash yesterday against its move to downgrade nine EU countries.
# euro - Friday 13 January, 2012
The financially troubled country received a favourable response to its latest bond auction.
# euro - Thursday 12 January, 2012
The Taoiseach said “slow, painstaking” action was needed to fix our problems – but again ruled out imposing losses on private bondholders.
The EU, the bailout and the banks – here’s what the Taoiseach had to say…