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# european-economy - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Opinion: Enda — don’t blow the recovery on a PR stunt
# Austerity
# Austerity

Opinion: Enda — don’t blow the recovery on a PR stunt

Jun 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 25 Views 84 Comments

Giving tax cuts in the upcoming budget would be popular, but it’s not the right thing to do.

# european-economy - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

‘Relentless pursuit’: Kenny hopes unemployment will be under 10 per cent by 2016
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

‘Relentless pursuit’: Kenny hopes unemployment will be under 10 per cent by 2016

Nov 27th 2013, 7:45 AM 4,625 Views 59 Comments

“This is a collective responsibility and an attack on creating job opportunities by government and all its agencies,” Enda Kenny said yesterday.

# european-economy - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Eurozone economy shrinks by 0.6pc in last quarter of 2012
# Ouch
# Ouch

Eurozone economy shrinks by 0.6pc in last quarter of 2012

Feb 14th 2013, 1:10 PM 2,963 Views 13 Comments

Uh-oh. A dramatic drop in the Eurozone economy spells bad news for hopes of a further boom in Irish exports.

# european-economy - Monday 22 October, 2012

If the EU were one country, it would be breaking its own budget rules
# Deficit Sinners
# Deficit Sinners

If the EU were one country, it would be breaking its own budget rules

Oct 22nd 2012, 9:07 PM 5,824 Views 17 Comments

New Eurostat figures show the EU as a whole ran a budget deficit of 4.7pc of its GDP – €180 billion above its limit.

# european-economy - Thursday 11 October, 2012

S&P downgrades Spain two notches
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

S&P downgrades Spain two notches

Oct 11th 2012, 7:54 AM 2,861 Views 23 Comments

Spain’s sovereign debt rating has been cut to just one level above “junk” grade debt – which could see Madrid’s borrowing costs skyrocketing to untenable levels.

# european-economy - Friday 29 June, 2012

European Union leaders agree to €120 billion stimulus package
# Stimulus
# Stimulus

European Union leaders agree to €120 billion stimulus package

Jun 29th 2012, 11:22 AM 3,313 Views 17 Comments

The European Investment Bank will be given more cash to lend out, while other unused funds will be redeployed.

# european-economy - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Germany wants state companies privatised, labour markets reformed to promote growth
# Growth Agenda
# Growth Agenda

Germany wants state companies privatised, labour markets reformed to promote growth

Jun 5th 2012, 3:04 PM 4,770 Views 90 Comments

EU leaders are meeting again at the end of the month to discuss a growth agenda. Here’s what Germany will propose.

# european-economy - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Eurozone GDP unchanged in the first quarter of 2012
# As You Were
# As You Were

Eurozone GDP unchanged in the first quarter of 2012

May 15th 2012, 11:17 AM 632 Views 2 Comments

Modest growth in the likes of Germany is offset by falls in other large countries like Italy; France is also perfectly flat.

# european-economy - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

IMF: Eurozone debt crisis to slow down the world economy
# Uh-Oh
# Uh-Oh

IMF: Eurozone debt crisis to slow down the world economy

Jan 24th 2012, 5:12 PM 1,427 Views 10 Comments

The IMF has dramatically downgraded its expectations for economic growth around the world, with Europe to blame.

# european-economy - Monday 21 November, 2011

Student study: Ireland could write off 85 per cent of its European debt
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Student study: Ireland could write off 85 per cent of its European debt

Nov 21st 2011, 4:09 PM 12,010 Views 55 Comments

The pan-European ESCP business school says Ireland could get rid of €184bn in debts – by simply cancelling them out with others.

# european-economy - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Front-loaded budget ‘could push economy to breaking point’
# Doom And Gloom
# Doom And Gloom

Front-loaded budget ‘could push economy to breaking point’

Sep 6th 2011, 12:00 PM 1,056 Views 12 Comments

The KBC/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index is virtually unchanged, but shows a worrying emerging trend in the medium term.

# european-economy - Monday 5 September, 2011

European consumers are starting to spend more... except in Ireland and Portugal
# Spending
# Spending

European consumers are starting to spend more... except in Ireland and Portugal

Sep 5th 2011, 4:05 PM 422 Views 12 Comments

Figures from Visa show that European consumers increased spending by 2.5 per cent in Q2… but that bailed out states were down.

# european-economy - Monday 13 December, 2010

ECB online game lets you build a bailout
# Build A Bailout
From The Daily Edge
# Build A Bailout

ECB online game lets you build a bailout

Dec 13th 2010, 3:33 PM 533 Views 0 Comments

Fiscal management is child’s play, thanks to a new game from the European Central Bank, but it’s not quite so simple…

# european-economy - Saturday 11 December, 2010

France and Germany dismiss prospect of common 'E-bonds'
# E-Bonds
# E-Bonds

France and Germany dismiss prospect of common 'E-bonds'

Dec 11th 2010, 3:09 PM 235 Views 0 Comments

Merkel and Sarkozy commit to defending the Euro – but say they’re not considering plans to issue common Eurozone bonds.

# european-economy - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

S&P downgrades Ireland over growing debt to prop up banks
# Downgraded
# Downgraded

S&P downgrades Ireland over growing debt to prop up banks

Nov 24th 2010, 8:41 AM 266 Views 0 Comments

The rating agency says the EU/IMF loan averted an even deeper downgrade.

# european-economy - Saturday 28 August, 2010

ECB urges spending cuts
# European Economy
# European Economy

ECB urges spending cuts

Aug 28th 2010, 10:33 AM 246 Views 0 Comments

Slashing spending and public sector pay is the only way to recovery, says Jean Claude Trichet.

# european-economy - Friday 20 August, 2010

Greece to receive a further €9bn from EU
# Greece
# Greece

Greece to receive a further €9bn from EU

Aug 20th 2010, 11:45 AM 303 Views 0 Comments

As Greece sinks further into recession, the EU pledges a second tranche of loans.

# european-economy - Monday 9 August, 2010

The time is right for an EU tax, says commissioner
# EU Tax
# EU Tax

The time is right for an EU tax, says commissioner

Aug 9th 2010, 3:45 PM 171 Views 0 Comments

The EU’s budget commissioner wants to introduce direct taxes from Brussels.