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# austerity - Saturday 15 September, 2012

European-wide bank supervision plans ruled out by Sweden

Meanwhile, mass anti-austerity protests have filled central Madrid.

# austerity - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Greece seeks austerity plan extension

The Greek Prime Minister will suggest spending cuts be spread over four years instead of two in his talks with German and French leaders next week.

# austerity - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Greek leaders agree on €11.5 billion of new cuts

Antonis Samaras has convinced his junior coalition partners to drop their objections to further austerity measures.

# austerity - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Israel: two die following self-immolation protest over rising cost of living

Separate fatal protests amid renewed opposition to escalating costs and Israeli government’s budget cuts.

# austerity - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Germans say they are 'better off without euro' - poll

More than 50 per cent of those surveyed said the economy would be better on its own.

# austerity - Saturday 21 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

BREAKING via The Mire wire: Students to be means tested by their teachers – and how the poor are leading by example when it comes to austerity.

# austerity - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Huge protests erupt across Spain against €65bn austerity cuts

Workers have taken to the streets decrying “robbery”, on the eve of a teleconference to secure Spain’s €100bn bailout.

# austerity - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

IMF representative in hot water over threat to Greek newspaper IMF

IMF representative in hot water over threat to Greek newspaper

A Greek newspaper which reported an increase in public servants was threatened by a senior IMF representative that it would have official information withheld in future.

# austerity - Friday 13 July, 2012

Moody's downgrades Italy by two notches

The credit rating agency has downgraded the third largest eurozone economy just hours ahead of its latest bond sale.

# austerity - Thursday 12 July, 2012

In photos: Six demonstrators hospitalised after Madrid clashes Spain This post contains images

In photos: Six demonstrators hospitalised after Madrid clashes

Six people were hospitalised and several arrested in yesterday after police fired rubber bullets at crowds demonstrating against severe new austerity measures.

# austerity - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Spain announces a further €65bn in cuts

Spain’s Prime Minister has announced a raft of cutting new austerity measures in a bid to save billions of euro over the next two years.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# austerity - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Over 1,800 complaints over household charge letters received in error

So far, 35,750 letters have been issued by local authorities.

# austerity - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Campaign group proposes €15bn stimulus to 'bust myth that austerity works' Plan B This post contains videos

Campaign group proposes €15bn stimulus to 'bust myth that austerity works'

Claiming our Future says its plan works within the bailout agreement but has admitted its proposals are not fully-formed as yet.

# austerity - Monday 25 June, 2012

Budget 2013: Minister refuses to rule out income tax increases and welfare cuts

Pat Rabbitte insists the govt hasn’t “engaged” yet on the budget, but he personally wants to sit down for talks “without any red lines”.

# austerity - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Greek coalition seeks negotiation on range of austerity measures

The measures were agreed under the country’s international bailout arrangement.

# austerity - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Doctors in Northern Ireland go on strike

The British government is raising the retirement age from 60 to 68.

# austerity - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Greek pro-bailout parties claim knife-edge elections

The eurozone breathes a sigh of relief.

# austerity - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Explainer: How do Irish bailout documents keep ending up in Germany?

The European Commission says the latest leak is “unfortunate and irresponsible”. But why does it keep happening?

# austerity - Friday 8 June, 2012

Column: End this ridiculous, wasteful culture of ‘salami slicing’

Not all areas deserve equal cuts – but there ARE some things we could do without, writes William Campbell.

# austerity - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Column: 10 places where the Budget’s axe needs to fall

We can’t have our cake and eat it, warns NAMAwinelake – here are the areas where unpalatable savings will have to be made.

# austerity - Saturday 2 June, 2012

Gerry Adams: Yes vote in referendum 'the result of fear of the people'

The Sinn Féin president said that the high number of No votes and the reluctant Yes vote indicated that a lot of people were not happy with the government’s policies.

# austerity - Friday 1 June, 2012

IN PICS: Referendum count day so far In Pictures This post contains images

IN PICS: Referendum count day so far

Counting has started in the 2012 Fiscal Compact referendum. Early tallies suggest that the Yes side looks like it’s going to win.

# austerity - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Poll: Have you changed your mind in referendum vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you changed your mind in referendum vote?

The ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ campaigns are going to be battling to get their messages across in the last hours before referendum vote. But have either of them managed to get you to switch sides?

FT warns Spain against Irish path of saving the banks

Spain looking at issuing promissory notes to prop up its largest bank to the tune of €19bn. Don’t do it, says the Financial Times – just look at Ireland…

# austerity - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Referendum roundup: 2 days to go

Austerity treaty, stability treaty or somewhere in between? keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.

# austerity - Monday 28 May, 2012

Referendum roundup: 3 days to go

Austerity treaty, stability treaty, or somewhere in between? keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.

Going down: Retail sales fall in April

Sales had been on the up for two months running but the latest figures from the CSO paint a bleaker picture. The weather, VAT, and the government have been blamed.

# austerity - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Pro-Treaty parties: Adams 'misleading' public on access to ESM funds

Simon Coveney and Timmy Dooley attack Gerry Adams, saying his claims about access to the ESM are wrong.

# austerity - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Adams calls for No vote and proposes €13bn stimulus in Ard Fheis speech

The Sinn Féin president also told delegates in Killarney that a united Ireland makes economic sense.

# austerity - Friday 25 May, 2012

The world’s best-performing asset in the last year… Irish government bonds

Anyone who bought Irish bonds second-hand 12 months ago must be feeling pretty smug by now…

# austerity - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Referendum roundup: 7 days to go

Austerity treaty, stability treaty or somewhere in between? keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.

# austerity - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Vote No: The Treaty will bring the EU together – in economic stagnation

Confidence and stability will be the last things to emerge from this dangerous experiment, writes Michael Taft.

# austerity - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Swingers: latest poll shows 35 per cent of referendum voters 'don't know'

Government under pressure to ensure the one-third of voters head towards a Yes vote.

# austerity - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Italy's economy 'on the right track' - IMF

IMF official says Italy has made notable progress since Mario Monti took office.

# austerity - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Greece to hold second election after coalition talks are abandoned

Talks to try and form a techocrat government are abandoned after a two-hour meeting of the five main leaders.

10 tips for business owners facing difficulty with bank debt

Businessman George Mordaunt has some practical tips for dealing with their banks in times of financial stress.

EU chief: suggestion of Greek exit is 'nonsense' and 'propaganda'

Meanwhile, more coalition talks.

# austerity - Monday 14 May, 2012

Enda Kenny welcomes 'growth summit' of EU leaders ahead of referendum

The Taoiseach said he shared the stance of other leaders calling for growth policies alongside the Fiscal Treaty.

Greek crisis: Syriza out of talks, second election likely

The leader of the far left party will not take part in coalition talks today.