# euro - Today’s News
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# euro - Wednesday 16 May, 2012
Though the old punt is no longer legal tender in Ireland there is nothing wrong with what shopkeepers, publicans and business owners are doing in Clones.
# euro - Tuesday 15 May, 2012
Talks to try and form a techocrat government are abandoned after a two-hour meeting of the five main leaders.
Meanwhile, more coalition talks.
# euro - Monday 14 May, 2012
The leader of the far left party will not take part in coalition talks today.
# euro - Saturday 12 May, 2012
In the Fix: Latest referendum poll, what’s going on in Greece, and surviving a robot uprising (video).
Greek political leaders are to meet tomorrow for a final attempt at forming a coalition.
# euro - Thursday 10 May, 2012
If the latest efforts to form a coalition fail, the country could face fresh elections in early June.
# euro - Wednesday 9 May, 2012
As angry voters divided the spoils between a number of parties with hugely different ideologies, forming a government has proved impossible.
# euro - Monday 7 May, 2012
The German Chancellor has said she is looking forward to working with Francois Hollande – but that renegotiating the Fiscal Compact is not an option.
Investors are concerned political upheaval could derail government austerity measures and worsen the bloc’s debt problems.
# euro - Sunday 6 May, 2012
Most of us hate carrying them – and some of us don’t even pick them up if we drop them. So could we just phase them out?
# euro - Thursday 3 May, 2012
A new report says that more and more self-employed people are having difficulties in accessing credit and paying their mortgage and loan payments.
# euro - Tuesday 1 May, 2012
# euro - Monday 23 April, 2012
Geir Haarde has been found guilty of one of the charges against him – however he will face no punishment and the state will pay his expenses in defending the case.
# euro - Sunday 22 April, 2012
INTO conference motion from Enniscorthy district sought to double teachers’ breastfeeding time entitlements.
# euro - Saturday 21 April, 2012
The Finance Minister has confirmed that 24 staff at the institution, which is 99.8 per cent owned by the State, are continuing to receive salaries in excess of €250,000.
While £2m of punts were exchanged between mid-February and mid-March, over 7.5 per cent of all old Irish currency is still out there…
# euro - Thursday 19 April, 2012
Spain sold €2.5 billion in debt successfully this morning, with higher interest from investors than expected.
# euro - Tuesday 17 April, 2012
Spain’s 10 year bond yields have traded above six per cent for a second day as the country prepares for bond auctions on 12- and 18-month bills.
# euro - Monday 16 April, 2012
Concerns build that Spain will follow Greece, Portugal and Ireland in needing a bailout.
# euro - Sunday 15 April, 2012
The Tánaiste has said that passing of the upcoming fiscal compact referendum was essential to attracting investment to Ireland.
# euro - Friday 13 April, 2012
Portugal’s parliament ratifies the treaty with a huge majority, following Greece in signing up to the new treaty.
# euro - Wednesday 4 April, 2012
The European Central Bank is set to keep interest rates at the record low of 1 per cent later today.
# euro - Monday 2 April, 2012
Eurozone unemployment in February hit the highest level since the introduction of the single currency, according to newly released figures.
# 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.