# eurogroup - Yesterday’s News
# eurogroup - Tuesday 17 February, 2015
Greece has called the deadline “absurd”.
# eurogroup - Thursday 12 December, 2013
Eurogroup ministers met earlier this week on the topic, but only agreed on general principles.
# eurogroup - Monday 9 December, 2013
The Minister for Finance is in Brussels for a Eurogroup meeting, who said Ireland is “proof” that austerity packages ‘deliver results’.
# eurogroup - Thursday 21 November, 2013
The Eurogroup President made the comments to a Greek newspaper ahead of the country’s draft budget announcement today.
# eurogroup - Thursday 14 November, 2013
Michael Noonan is joining his eurozone counterparts in Brussels later today.
# eurogroup - Tuesday 5 November, 2013
Minister Michael Noonan will travel to the Hague today to discuss Ireland’s bailout exit with Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem.
# eurogroup - Thursday 20 June, 2013
The finance minister says the world recognises that Ireland’s debts are sustainable, but he won’t give up on help.
# eurogroup - Friday 12 April, 2013
All 27 EU finance ministers have now given a green light to extending the maturity of Ireland’s bailout loans by seven years.
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Ministers will discuss extending the repayment dates of Ireland’s loans, and the aftermath of the Cyprus bailout catastrophe.
# eurogroup - Wednesday 10 April, 2013
Proposals seen by Reuters, to be put to ministers in Dublin this weekend, would see extra time given for Ireland and Portugal to repay.
# eurogroup - Monday 25 March, 2013
Jeroen Dijsselbloem had earlier said the Cyprus template – where depositors and bondholders are hit before governments – is the new model for how troubled banks will be handled. He has since clarified the remarks.
# eurogroup - Sunday 24 March, 2013
Bailouts! Deposit levies! Leaving the euro? It’s all been happening in the last ten days.
# eurogroup - Saturday 16 March, 2013
The Department of Finance says the move will make it easier for Ireland to emerge from the bailout programme.
# eurogroup - Monday 4 March, 2013
Eurozone finance ministers will today discuss the key question of whether the Euro’s bailout fund will chip in to Ireland’s costs.
# eurogroup - Monday 21 January, 2013
Michael Noonan will chair tomorrow’s meeting of EU finance ministers; today’s Eurogroup meeting will elect a new head.
# eurogroup - Wednesday 12 December, 2012
The deal will see some people get only a third of their money back – but others will get three times their investment.
# eurogroup - Tuesday 13 November, 2012
IMF chief Christine Lagarde visibly disagreed with Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker at a press confernece last night.
# eurogroup - Tuesday 23 October, 2012
“Surely you don’t expect me to tell what questions I had for the Chancellor, or what questions the Chancellor had for me.”
# eurogroup - Monday 22 October, 2012
Francois Hollande echoes Angela Merkel’s comments – saying Ireland differs from other countries because the bailout was forced on us.
# eurogroup - Sunday 21 October, 2012
Enda Kenny and Angela Merkel issue a joint statement describing Ireland as “a special case” financially.
# eurogroup - Friday 19 October, 2012
“It will not be a retroactive direct capitalisation. If recapitalisation is possible, it will come for the future.”
The German chancellor tells a news conference there “will not be any retroactive direct recapitalisation”. That’s us told.
# eurogroup - Friday 14 September, 2012
Once discussions on the promissory note issue has been concluded, Ireland could get a more lenient deal – but it may be some time.
Michael Noonan will meet his counterparts from around Europe in Cyprus today, hoping to make progress on shedding Ireland’s bank debts.
# eurogroup - Monday 30 July, 2012
There is speculation that the eurozone bailout fund and the ECB could buy-up Spanish bonds in a bid to alleviate fears about the single currency.
# eurogroup - Tuesday 10 July, 2012
European ministers have also rubber-stamped an initial €30billion bailout for Spain.
# eurogroup - Friday 29 June, 2012
This is Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker at summit of EU leaders in Brussels. Maybe he knows something we don’t…
# eurogroup - Thursday 21 June, 2012
The minister for finance will meet his Eurozone counterparts this evening, and be joined by the non-euro ministers tomorrow.
# eurogroup - Tuesday 12 June, 2012
Reuters says officials have discussed limits on ATM withdrawals, border checks and capital controls if Greece goes.
# eurogroup - Saturday 9 June, 2012
But will Ireland have to contribute to the bailout?
Spain is braced to become the fourth eurozone country to ask for assistance – but its bailout will not come with a programme for austerity.
# eurogroup - Wednesday 23 May, 2012
A group of EU finance advisors agreed to issue the instruction on Monday, according to Reuters.
# eurogroup - Monday 21 May, 2012
Both Michael Noonan and Vitor Gaspar were tough on their Greek counterpart last week over Athens’s failure to follow its bailout programme.
# eurogroup - Monday 14 May, 2012
Attending a summit in Brussels, Michael Noonan says it is “very important that the eurozone stays intact”.
# eurogroup - Tuesday 1 May, 2012
Jean-Claude Juncker says he wasn’t impressed by France and Germany acting “as if they are the only members of the group”.
# eurogroup - Wednesday 14 March, 2012
Eurozone members have agreed to release the first €39.4 billion of funds under Greece’s second bailout programme.
# eurogroup - Tuesday 13 March, 2012
A meeting of Eurozone finance ministers sees Spain encouraged to frontload budget cuts in order to achieve EU deficit targets.
# eurogroup - Wednesday 22 February, 2012
The ratings agency has downgraded Greece just one day after EU leaders agreed on a €130 billion bailout deal for the country.
# eurogroup - Wednesday 15 February, 2012
A meeting of eurozone finance ministers due today has been put back until Monday, due to concerns over “political assurances”.