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#Jean-Claude Trichet

# jean-claude-trichet - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Olli Rehn: ‘Bondholders partly to blame for Irish crisis… but your banks were reckless’

The former EU Economics Commissioner also said he would consider attending the Banking Inquiry.

# jean-claude-trichet - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Enda Kenny has ‘no responsibility’ to tell TDs what he thinks of Trichet’s banking inquiry snub

The former European Central Bank president has has said he will not appear before the forthcoming inquiry citing ECB rules.

# jean-claude-trichet - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

# jean-claude-trichet - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Minister: Trichet is disrespecting us by refusing to go before banking inquiry

The former head of the ECB says he won’t appear before the banking inquiry but Leo Varadkar and Eamon Gilmore think that he should.

From Business ETC Trichet: I won’t appear before banking inquiry – it’s not my responsibility Not My Problem

Trichet: I won’t appear before banking inquiry – it’s not my responsibility

The former head of the ECB also said the Irish government made a decision on the bank guarantee without any consultation with the bank or other countries.

# jean-claude-trichet - Saturday 22 March, 2014

‘Ludicrous’: Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher dismisses Sinn Féin attack over Trichet letter vote

Sinn Féin MEP candidate Matt Carthy said that the odds of three votes being incorrect due to a technical fault were ‘astronomical’.

# jean-claude-trichet - Thursday 16 January, 2014

ECB ‘held a gun’ to Government’s head over bailout

Labour MEP Emer Costello has been strongly critical of the troika for putting the banks and bondholders ahead of citizens.

# jean-claude-trichet - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Lenihan letters: What’s been released, and what hasn’t

The release of further documents this week help to shed further light on Ireland’s bailout. But what don’t we know?

In full: Brian Lenihan tells the ECB why Ireland needs a bailout

“There comes a point at which negative sentiment starts to feed on itself … we are clearly at that point.”

Released: Brian Lenihan’s letter where Ireland asks for a bailout

The Department of Finance has released the letter of November 21, 2010 where Brian Lenihan says: ‘We need help.’

# jean-claude-trichet - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Noonan insists: No, the Troika DID demand that we repay the bank bondholders

After Stephen Donnelly reports the Troika shifted blame from themselves, Michael Noonan says: it’s Trichet’s fault.

# jean-claude-trichet - Saturday 1 September, 2012

No plans to release ECB letters despite newspaper report

The Irish Times publishes details of letters the ECB sent to Brian Lenihan in the lead-up to Ireland seeking a bailout two years ago leading to more calls for the letters to published in full.

# jean-claude-trichet - Sunday 26 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Sunday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

We asked for copies of the ECB’s letters to Brian Lenihan. Here’s what happened

With the letters back in the news today, we thought we’d publish the response to a request we made in April 2011.

Poll: Should ECB letters sent before the bailout be released? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should ECB letters sent before the bailout be released?

Michael Noonan has been asked to publish letters which allegedly bullied Ireland into its bailout. Should he?

Will Noonan publish the ECB letter that forced Ireland into a bailout?

Fianna Fáil has called on Michael Noonan to publish Jean-Claude Trichet’s letter himself, after the minister said it should be released.

# jean-claude-trichet - Thursday 29 December, 2011

From Business ETC Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario – 2011: the year in money Review 2011 This post contains images

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario – 2011: the year in money

2011 may be remembered in future as the year we sorted out the financial crisis – or the year in which it grew beyond our control.

# jean-claude-trichet - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

From Business ETC France and Germany divided on Euro crisis ahead of crunch summit Debt Crisis

France and Germany divided on Euro crisis ahead of crunch summit

Nicolas Sarkozy says “very important decisions” will have to be made – unlike Merkel, who has played down chances of a deal.

# jean-claude-trichet - Saturday 8 October, 2011

From Business ETC Eurozone debt crisis: 9 key diary dates this month Eurozone Crisis

Eurozone debt crisis: 9 key diary dates this month

Will this be the most important month for the 17 nations of the euro area?

# jean-claude-trichet - Thursday 6 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s Fix: The presidential candidates doing well in the latest opinion polls; tributes flow for Steve Jobs, and who is the Irish Examiner columnist who is accused of plagiarism?

From Business ETC ECB to offer emergency loans to Eurozone banks Eurozone

ECB to offer emergency loans to Eurozone banks

Meanwhile, President Jean-Claude Trichet says that Ireland’s credibility is visibly improving month after month.

From Business ETC Trichet’s last ECB meeting not likely to see cuts to rate ECB

Trichet’s last ECB meeting not likely to see cuts to rate

The ECB’s monthly meeting today is the latest before Jean-Claude Trichet hands over the reins at the European Central Bank.

# jean-claude-trichet - Saturday 10 September, 2011

From Business ETC ECB’s chief economist quits over divisive bond-buying policy ECB

ECB’s chief economist quits over divisive bond-buying policy

Jürgen Stark is stepping down three years early – apparently in protest at ECB policies not favoured by his native Germany.

# jean-claude-trichet - Thursday 8 September, 2011

From Business ETC Trichet: Ireland is gaining credibility and increasing creditworthiness ECB

Trichet: Ireland is gaining credibility and increasing creditworthiness

The ECB president has some kind words, as the main ECB interest rate remains unchanged – and could even be lowered soon.

From Business ETC Mortgage relief as ECB expected to avoid hiking interest rates Mortgages

Mortgage relief as ECB expected to avoid hiking interest rates

European Central Bank officials will meet in Frankfurt today to make a decision that will affect Irish homeowners.

# jean-claude-trichet - Saturday 3 September, 2011

From Business ETC ECB demands that Italy plough ahead with tough austerity plans Italy

ECB demands that Italy plough ahead with tough austerity plans

Silvio Berlusconi has been forced to drop some plans in a bid to win political support – but Jean-Claude Trichet isn’t too pleased.

# jean-claude-trichet - Monday 29 August, 2011

From Business ETC ECB continues to ease off on bond-buying programme Bonds

ECB continues to ease off on bond-buying programme

The ECB’s purchase of Spanish and Italian bonds continues to wind down, with purchases down to €6.65bn last week.

# jean-claude-trichet - Monday 15 August, 2011

From Business ETC ECB spent €22 billion on European bonds last week ECB

ECB spent €22 billion on European bonds last week

Confirmation that the bank intervened to prop up Italian and Spanish bonds comes before Germany and France meet tomorrow to discuss the ongoing debt crisis.

# jean-claude-trichet - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

From Business ETC ECB’s lending to banks is now at nearly €50bn ECB

ECB’s lending to banks is now at nearly €50bn

The loans – which are for the unusually long period of six months – are aimed at steadying the banking system.

# jean-claude-trichet - Thursday 4 August, 2011

From Business ETC ECB to meet amid one prediction that Italy will default Eurozone

ECB to meet amid one prediction that Italy will default

But Silvio Berlusconi insists the banks are solid and that his austerity plan will work.

# jean-claude-trichet - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

From Business ETC Europe teeters on the brink as Spanish, Italian borrowing costs rise Euro In Crisis

Europe teeters on the brink as Spanish, Italian borrowing costs rise

If it was borrowing today, Spain would pay 6.3 per cent interest for a 10-year loan – a level that can’t be sustained.

# jean-claude-trichet - Monday 18 July, 2011

Merkel throws down gauntlet to bondholders over Greek bailout

The German chancellor has warned private investors they must share the burden – putting her on a collision course with EU banking chiefs.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning: Darren Clarke’s remarkable Open triumph, how Irish households are under new financial pressure, and the new trend replacing ‘planking’…

# jean-claude-trichet - Monday 11 July, 2011

From Business ETC EU leaders hold crisis summit as bailout talk turns to Italy Italy

EU leaders hold crisis summit as bailout talk turns to Italy

Italy could be the next country holding out the beggar’s bowl – in a bailout that would dwarf the previous ones.

# jean-claude-trichet - Thursday 7 July, 2011

From Business ETC Mortgage holders braced for ECB interest rate hike Rate Hike

Mortgage holders braced for ECB interest rate hike

A hike of 0.25 per cent is expected – bad news for those with tracker and standard variable rate mortgages.

# jean-claude-trichet - Sunday 3 July, 2011

From Business ETC Mortgage holders facing rate hike beyond ECB rise Mortgages

Mortgage holders facing rate hike beyond ECB rise

Meanwhile, thousands of mortgage holders in arrears are being refunded charges incorrectly applied to their accounts, according to the Central Bank.

# jean-claude-trichet - Friday 24 June, 2011

From Business ETC Italy’s Mario Draghi to take over from Trichet after French qualms quashed ECB

Italy’s Mario Draghi to take over from Trichet after French qualms quashed

The only candidate for the post has been officially appointed Trichet’s successor.

# jean-claude-trichet - Thursday 9 June, 2011

From Business ETC ECB holds interest rate for now, but Trichet hints at July hike Interest Rate

ECB holds interest rate for now, but Trichet hints at July hike

The European Central Bank keeps its key rate unchanged for now – but Trichet’s “strong vigilance” means one next month.

# jean-claude-trichet - Thursday 2 June, 2011

From Business ETC ECB chief calls for a pan-European ‘finance ministry’ Finance

ECB chief calls for a pan-European ‘finance ministry’

Jean-Claude Trichet has proposed increasing EU control over national spending exercised by member states’ governments.

# jean-claude-trichet - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

From Business ETC Italian bank governor to become next chief of European Central Bank Super Mario

Italian bank governor to become next chief of European Central Bank

Mario Draghi will take over on November 1, when Jean-Claude Trichet’s eight-year term comes to an end. So who is he?

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