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#Euro Crisis

# euro-crisis - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Anglo Tapes: 'If Central Bank did have access to contents, what the hell was it doing?' – McDonald

An Oireachtas banking inquiry is needed to identify individual wrongdoing and system failures – as well as to establish the behaviour of the Central Bank before and after the economic collapse, TDs have said today.

# euro-crisis - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Column: Here's how to protect your bank deposits in this unsettled economy

Many sensible individuals are now rightly worried about the security of their savings and investments, writes David Quinn who says diversification is key.

# euro-crisis - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Spain unemployment rate shoots to 26 per cent EU

Spain unemployment rate shoots to 26 per cent

An extra 187,300 people have joined Spain’s jobless queue – bringing the total to 5.97 million people.

# euro-crisis - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Poll: Do you think the jobs crisis has reached its peak? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the jobs crisis has reached its peak?

A Eurobarometer survey says just over half of us think the worst is yet to come. Really?

Two-thirds of Irish people want to keep the euro

That, however, is a drop in confidence in the single currency on the last Eurobarometer survey.

# euro-crisis - Thursday 20 December, 2012

IMF calls for full EU banking union to counter crisis

Dealing with problems on a country by country basis not working, says IMF.

# euro-crisis - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Vodafone makes €2.4bn loss on southern European woes

Mobile giant blames tough trading conditions in southern Europe for losses.

# euro-crisis - Monday 8 October, 2012

Portugal criticises tardy European Central Bank

The ECB “arrived late” to attend to the debt crisis in the eurozone, accuses Portuguese president Anibal Cavaco Silva.

# euro-crisis - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Hollande and Merkel buddy up for anniversary talks as Euro, EADS loom

The European leaders met today to mark the seminal 1962 speech made by Charles de Gaulle famed for opening a new chapter in relations between France and Germany.

# euro-crisis - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

German court set to rule on whether Germany can sign the ESM into law

The court will rule tomorrow morning whether the president can sign the ESM into law or not.

# euro-crisis - Friday 7 September, 2012

Michael Noonan set to meet with EU finance ministers

The Finance Minister is expected to discuss plans to ease austerity on bailout countries in meetings in Paris, Berlin and Rome next week.

# euro-crisis - Monday 27 August, 2012

Italy's electoral law increases market fears

The current system allows party leaders to pick and choose the list of candidates the electorate can vote for and guarantees a strong majority in parliament for the winning party.

Head of Bundesbank says ECB bond buying is "like a drug"

In the latest sign of a growing rift within the ECB, Jens Weidman criticised the ECB chief’s policies on buying member state bonds to drive down borrowing costs.

# euro-crisis - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Taking advice from the Germans? Greece ready to sell off uninhabited islands

The Greek prime minister has told Le Monde that the beleaguered country is ready to sell some islands – something that two German MPs told them to do two years ago.

# euro-crisis - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Major French bank predicts next moves for Europe

Ahead of crunch talks between major country leaders and 6 September ECB meeting, Société Générale economist has some predictions: including possibly unlimited ECB bond-buying.

# euro-crisis - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Is the ECB about to uncork a game-changer?

A Euro-skeptic columnist at the Daily Telegraph insists that Der Spiegel is correct in saying the ECB wants to cap borrowing costs for Spain and Italy.

# euro-crisis - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Europe sleepwalking to economic disaster, say experts

“Euro will disintegrate” unless there is “significant burden sharing” between member states, warn economic experts.

# euro-crisis - Friday 6 July, 2012

Finland flags Euro exit

Finance Minister says that it would consider leaving euro rather than paying for the debts of another country.

# euro-crisis - 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.

# euro-crisis - Monday 25 June, 2012

Five days after he was appointed, Greek finance minister resigns

Vassilis Rapanos was hospitalised last week after reportedly fainting the day after he was appointed to the finance ministry.

# euro-crisis - Friday 22 June, 2012

Incoming Greek finance minister hospitalised after 'fainting'

Vassilis Rapanos was reportedly hospitalised with strong stomach pains, vertigo, nausea, sweating and fatigue earlier today.

# euro-crisis - Friday 15 June, 2012

Merkel: German money will not save Europe

Chancellor says that countries need to cut debt, not print more money through the issuance of Eurobonds.

# euro-crisis - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

IMF releases €1.4bn of bailout money to Ireland, warns of slowing growth

So far so good according to the International Monetary Fund, one of our three bailout partners.

# euro-crisis - Monday 23 April, 2012

Iceland ex-PM convicted on 1 of 5 bank charges

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-crisis - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Imperfect 10: The euro was introduced a decade ago today Euro This post contains videos This post contains images

Imperfect 10: The euro was introduced a decade ago today

It came in with a bang – will it end with a whimper?

# euro-crisis - Monday 12 December, 2011

20 banks that are praying Europe doesn't go bust

AIB and Bank of Ireland are in this list from Business Insider which ranks them the first and seventh most exposed banks in Europe.

# euro-crisis - Friday 9 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge The picture that sums up the situation in Europe right now? EU

The picture that sums up the situation in Europe right now?

We’re sure this image from outside the ECB Occupy Frankfurt was not an omen…

# euro-crisis - Thursday 8 December, 2011

“We are not printing punts” – Central Bank responds to WSJ ‘printing press’ report

The Wall Street Journal’s people-in-the-know say the Central Bank of Ireland is evaluating whether it needs new printing presses.

# euro-crisis - Saturday 26 November, 2011

Poll: Do you think the euro will collapse? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the euro will collapse?

After another turbulent week for the single currency we’re asking the big question today as to whether or not you think the euro can survive?

# euro-crisis - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Martin says there's weeks to save the euro amid reports of French-German split

Micheál Martin has been critical of France and Germany’s role in the eurozone amid reports the region’s two largest economies are split on the role of the European Central Bank.

# euro-crisis - Saturday 5 November, 2011

Papandreou struggles to end political deadlock

The Greek Prime Minister struggled to form a temporary coalition government today – saying that move is vital for demonstrating the country’s commitment to remaining in the eurozone.

# euro-crisis - Thursday 27 October, 2011

EU leaders strike 'comprehensive' debt deal after hours of talks

Greek debt will be written down by 50 per cent, with the EU bailout fund boosted to around €1trillion.

# euro-crisis - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Is Alessio Rastani actually one of The Yes Men? [Update: They say he's not] Yes Man? This post contains a poll

Is Alessio Rastani actually one of The Yes Men? [Update: They say he's not]

‘Culture jamming’ group The Yes Men say independent trader Alessio Rastani isn’t a member – and that they think he’s genuine.

WATCH: BBC newsreader stunned as trader predicts wipe-out of savings Debt Crisis This post contains videos

WATCH: BBC newsreader stunned as trader predicts wipe-out of savings

Independent trader Alessio Rastani says he and his colleagues look forward to downward markets. The BBC is stunned.

Obama: Euro crisis is 'scaring the world'

The US president says European leaders have not been acting quickly enough to solve the crisis – and that the world is suffering.

# euro-crisis - Monday 26 September, 2011

Merkel warns against Greek default - but says 'firewall' is needed

A ‘firewall’ is needed in order to stop Euro members falling like dominoes, Angela Merkel says – though Greece is sustainable for now.

# euro-crisis - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

German opposition to back Merkel over Greece

The centre-left Social Democratic Party said that it would back German Chancellor Angela Merkel in her plan to impose a “Marshall Plan” for debt-laden Greece.

# euro-crisis - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Emergency EU meeting amid fears Italy could be next in crisis

Herman Van Rompuy has called top officials together for talks as the markets show jitters over Italian government debt.

# euro-crisis - Thursday 2 December, 2010

Euro rallies after Spain offloads new bonds

Is the Eurozone debt crisis dying? Spain’s bond yields might be up, but the Euro is picking up speed afterward.

ECB expected to announce new debt-crisis measures

Speculation is growing that the European Central Bank may increase its bond-buying programme in an attempt to fortify the eurozone.