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# Eurogroup

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2022
# Eurogroup
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe re-elected as Eurogroup president
The vote took place today.
# Eurogroup
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe set to be re-elected as Eurogroup president this afternoon
Donohoe was the only minister to put his name forward for the role when nominations closed two weeks ago.
# eurogroup president
Paschal Donohoe set for second term as Eurogroup president after running unopposed
After much speculation on the impact of the upcoming cabinet reshuffle on the government’s efforts to remain at the helm of the Eurogroup, Donohoe is set to continue on as president.
# Eurozone
Paschal Donohoe asks Eurogroup members to re-elect him as president
He is bidding for another term despite plans for the Cabinet reshuffle to take him out of the Finance portfolio.
# Eurogroup
McGrath 'strongly supports' Donohoe's bid for second term as Eurogroup President
Paschal Donohoe was nominated by the Government for a second term earlier this month.
# Paschal Donohoe
Eurozone finance ministers to vote for new Eurogroup President next month
Paschal Donohoe is currently seeking a second term as President of the Eurogroup.
# Eurogroup
Government to nominate Paschal Donohoe for second term as President of the Eurogroup
The proposal would see Michael McGrath represent Ireland at the Eurogroup as Finance Minister.
# Trouble Brewing
Michael McGrath says Varadkar should have discussed Finance portfolio handover 'privately'
He said that Varadkar’s handover plan would be a ‘division of the Department of Finance’.
# Cabinet Reshuffle
Donohoe refuses to be drawn on Eurogroup issue but his party leader hopes he can keep the role
Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath is expected to take over the finance ministry in December.
All time
# corporate tax rate
Donohoe says government could lose up to €2.2bn a year in corporate tax revenue if G7 deal implemented
Finance Ministers of the world’s seven richest economies agreed to commit to a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15% at the G7.
# Criticism
Yanis Varoufakis calls Paschal Donohoe a 'chronic and pathetic finance minister'
Varoufakis served as the Greek Finance Minister from January to July 2015.
# Eurogroup
'There is a lot of uncertainty': Paschal Donohoe warns of Covid-19 impact on recovery, in his first meeting as Eurogroup head
Donohoe is in Berlin for his first meeting as President of the Eurogroup.
# euro star
It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?
Experts say that increased Irish influence in Europe could come at a cost.
# Eurogroup
Donohoe wins in bid to become president of the group of Euro finance ministers, says EU recovery fund is first priority
Donohoe faced opposition from finance ministers in Spain and Luxembourg for the Eurogroup presidency.
# Eurogroup
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe puts name forward for top EU job
Donohoe said it would be a “tremendous honour” to lead the Eurogroup through the challenges ahead.
# who blinks first?
Euro leaders are giving Greece until Friday to sign on the dotted bailout line
Greece has called the deadline “absurd”.
# Brussels
Extra Banking Union meeting needed after ministers fail to reach agreement
Eurogroup ministers met earlier this week on the topic, but only agreed on general principles.
# boom? what boom?
'We're only barely getting off the ground': Noonan dismisses boom suggestions
The Minister for Finance is in Brussels for a Eurogroup meeting, who said Ireland is “proof” that austerity packages ‘deliver results’.
# Budget 2014
Dijsselbloem: EU ministers are 'losing patience' with Greece
The Eurogroup President made the comments to a Greek newspaper ahead of the country’s draft budget announcement today.
# Eurogroup
Europe's finance ministers discussing how best to deal with failing banks
Michael Noonan is joining his eurozone counterparts in Brussels later today.
# Bailout exit
Noonan: Decision on post-bailout credit line ‘finely balanced’
Minister Michael Noonan will travel to the Hague today to discuss Ireland’s bailout exit with Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem.
# Debt deal
Noonan: Ireland will escape bailout, even if we can't recover bank costs
The finance minister says the world recognises that Ireland’s debts are sustainable, but he won’t give up on help.
# Eurogroup
Updated: EU finance ministers agree to delay repayment of Irish bailout loans
All 27 EU finance ministers have now given a green light to extending the maturity of Ireland’s bailout loans by seven years.
# Bailout
EU and Eurozone finance ministers begin two-day summit in Dublin
Ministers will discuss extending the repayment dates of Ireland’s loans, and the aftermath of the Cyprus bailout catastrophe.
# Bailout
Troika recommends 'giving Ireland seven more years to repay loans'
Proposals seen by Reuters, to be put to ministers in Dublin this weekend, would see extra time given for Ireland and Portugal to repay.
# Dijsselbomb
Update: Eurozone head insists Cyprus deal not template for future bailouts
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.
# Explainer
Explainer: Your 25-point crash course on what’s happening in Cyprus
Bailouts! Deposit levies! Leaving the euro? It’s all been happening in the last ten days.
# Good News
Eurozone ministers: We'll change repayment date for Ireland's bailout loans
The Department of Finance says the move will make it easier for Ireland to emerge from the bailout programme.
# Eurogroup
Key meeting in Brussels to discuss whether AIB, BoI costs can be recouped
Eurozone finance ministers will today discuss the key question of whether the Euro’s bailout fund will chip in to Ireland’s costs.
# Eurogroup
Noonan arrives in Brussels for key talks on aid for banks
Michael Noonan will chair tomorrow’s meeting of EU finance ministers; today’s Eurogroup meeting will elect a new head.
# Greece
Greek buy-back deal would wipe €20 billion off national debt
The deal will see some people get only a third of their money back – but others will get three times their investment.
# Greece
Video: Greece left waiting for aid as EU and IMF disagree
IMF chief Christine Lagarde visibly disagreed with Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker at a press confernece last night.
# Leaders' Questions
Taoiseach coy on content of telephone chat with Angela Merkel
“Surely you don’t expect me to tell what questions I had for the Chancellor, or what questions the Chancellor had for me.”
# Bon amis
French president Hollande: Ireland's bailout is 'a special case'
Francois Hollande echoes Angela Merkel’s comments – saying Ireland differs from other countries because the bailout was forced on us.
# bank debts
'Ireland is a special case': Kenny and Merkel commit to improving bailout
Enda Kenny and Angela Merkel issue a joint statement describing Ireland as “a special case” financially.
# oh mein gott
Here's the exact transcript of Angela Merkel's comments in Brussels
“It will not be a retroactive direct capitalisation. If recapitalisation is possible, it will come for the future.”
# European Council
Merkel rules out backdated ESM help for bailing out Europe’s banks
The German chancellor tells a news conference there “will not be any retroactive direct recapitalisation”. That’s us told.
# Bailout
EU leaders may discuss improved Irish bailout - but only after bank deal is finalised
Once discussions on the promissory note issue has been concluded, Ireland could get a more lenient deal – but it may be some time.
# Banking deal
Quest for bank debt deal to continue at Cyprus ministers' meeting
Michael Noonan will meet his counterparts from around Europe in Cyprus today, hoping to make progress on shedding Ireland’s bank debts.