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# eurozone - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Ireland must be doing well - we've been buying a shedload of new cars
# Vroom Vroom
# Vroom Vroom

Ireland must be doing well - we've been buying a shedload of new cars

Apr 16th 2015, 11:20 AM 16,246 Views 63 Comments

And we sure do like our Volkswagens…

# eurozone - Friday 3 April, 2015

Greece has been secretly putting together a plan to bring back the drachma
# Old Money
# Old Money

Greece has been secretly putting together a plan to bring back the drachma

Apr 3rd 2015, 3:05 PM 37,850 Views 207 Comments

But the government insists it will be able to pay its debts on time.

# eurozone - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Germany is laughing all the way to the jobs office
# Wunderbar
# Wunderbar

Germany is laughing all the way to the jobs office

Mar 31st 2015, 11:28 AM 14,440 Views 51 Comments

The country’s unemployment figures for March were the best since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

# eurozone - Friday 27 March, 2015

The best way to boost Europe's economy? 'Give everyone €175 each month'
# QE
# QE

The best way to boost Europe's economy? 'Give everyone €175 each month'

Mar 27th 2015, 3:25 PM 22,924 Views 119 Comments

What would you spend the money on?

# eurozone - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Here's what Europe would look like if it were redrawn based on debt per person
# Do I Look Fat In This?
# Do I Look Fat In This?

Here's what Europe would look like if it were redrawn based on debt per person

Mar 8th 2015, 5:30 PM 40,092 Views 69 Comments

Ireland is looking pretty ‘big-boned’…

# eurozone - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Greece really, really wants to stay in the Eurozone after all
# Greece Lightnin'
# Greece Lightnin'

Greece really, really wants to stay in the Eurozone after all

Feb 26th 2015, 7:10 PM 15,850 Views 68 Comments

Syriza’s aggressive stance continues to soften in the wake of its loans being extended by the ECB

# eurozone - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Greece should take Ireland's 'middle road' on debt - not the 'nuclear option'
# Noonanomics
# Noonanomics

Greece should take Ireland's 'middle road' on debt - not the 'nuclear option'

Feb 25th 2015, 3:20 PM 14,639 Views 84 Comments

The Finance Minister was interviewed on Bloomberg about the future of the eurozone and other things…

# eurozone - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Noonan reckons the Greek Finance Minister is 'a bit of a rock star'
# Grexit
# Grexit

Noonan reckons the Greek Finance Minister is 'a bit of a rock star'

Feb 21st 2015, 2:09 PM 17,934 Views 76 Comments

He also added that Ireland did ask for a debt write down by suggesting ways forward that would result in one.

# eurozone - Friday 20 February, 2015

It's a deal: Greece and Eurozone ministers agree on bailout extension
# Breaking
# Breaking

It's a deal: Greece and Eurozone ministers agree on bailout extension

Feb 20th 2015, 10:56 PM 24,218 Views 202 Comments

It is reportedly in the region of four months.

Can Michael Noonan help save the eurozone from economic disaster?
# Grexit
# Grexit

Can Michael Noonan help save the eurozone from economic disaster?

Feb 20th 2015, 10:49 AM 17,132 Views 114 Comments

The Finance Minister is back in Brussels today for the deadline of Greece’s bailout.

# eurozone - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Euro leaders are giving Greece until Friday to sign on the dotted bailout line
# Who Blinks First?
# Who Blinks First?

Euro leaders are giving Greece until Friday to sign on the dotted bailout line

Feb 17th 2015, 3:55 PM 13,393 Views 149 Comments

Greece has called the deadline “absurd”.

# eurozone - Monday 16 February, 2015

Greece: 'We will not be blackmailed into a bailout extension'
# Absurd Offer
# Absurd Offer

Greece: 'We will not be blackmailed into a bailout extension'

Feb 16th 2015, 8:51 PM 15,510 Views 203 Comments

Talks on the country’s bailout programme are, again, going no where.

Greece is two weeks away from running out of money - and returns to talks today
# Grexit
# Grexit

Greece is two weeks away from running out of money - and returns to talks today

Feb 16th 2015, 3:30 PM 14,717 Views 57 Comments

In the worst case scenario, a chaotic “Grexit” could jeopardise the whole euro project.

# eurozone - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

It's crunch time for Greece's anti-austerity plans. And Germany is the biggest hurdle
# No Pressure
# No Pressure

It's crunch time for Greece's anti-austerity plans. And Germany is the biggest hurdle

Feb 11th 2015, 4:51 PM 13,267 Views 75 Comments

The new Greek government is trying to kick free of its bailout terms.

# eurozone - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Greece says no to bailout extension, but pledges to honour its debt
# Plan Ahead
# Plan Ahead

Greece says no to bailout extension, but pledges to honour its debt

Feb 8th 2015, 7:31 PM 12,718 Views 71 Comments

Greece aims to raise the minimum wage to €750 euros by 2016.

# eurozone - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Opinion: Break up the eurozone and slim down the EU – or voters will do it for us
# Twilight Zone
# Twilight Zone

Opinion: Break up the eurozone and slim down the EU – or voters will do it for us

Jan 31st 2015, 8:00 AM 105 Views 70 Comments

The refusal to deal with the core problems of the Union are driving people to fringe parties that take absolute positions against the EU.

# eurozone - Friday 30 January, 2015

'Greek people have a very unhealthy relationship when it comes to paying tax'
# Someone Has To Pay
# Someone Has To Pay

'Greek people have a very unhealthy relationship when it comes to paying tax'

Jan 30th 2015, 12:00 PM 19,790 Views 109 Comments

“Writing off debt means someone else takes the hit, in this case we’re talking about taxpayers,” Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says.

# eurozone - Friday 23 January, 2015

The money in your pocket is at its lowest value for ten years
# In Decline
# In Decline

The money in your pocket is at its lowest value for ten years

Jan 23rd 2015, 1:33 PM 21,619 Views 79 Comments

How low can it go?

# eurozone - Thursday 22 January, 2015

It's not the best time to order stuff from America...
# Quantitative Healing
# Quantitative Healing

It's not the best time to order stuff from America...

Jan 22nd 2015, 7:09 PM 30,211 Views 23 Comments

Something big happened today…

# eurozone - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Explainer: Why a 'Grexit' would be bad news for Ireland... but probably won't happen
# Separation Anxiety
# Separation Anxiety

Explainer: Why a 'Grexit' would be bad news for Ireland... but probably won't happen

Jan 17th 2015, 8:30 PM 26,853 Views 76 Comments

Greece goes to the polls in just over a week – we look at what that could mean for this country.

# eurozone - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Today is a very good day to have a pocket full of Swiss francs
# Like Clockwork
# Like Clockwork

Today is a very good day to have a pocket full of Swiss francs

Jan 15th 2015, 2:57 PM 18,015 Views 34 Comments

But not a good day to have a home loan in Poland.

# eurozone - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

The head of the ECB is greasing markets for a money-printing injection
# Draghinomics
# Draghinomics

The head of the ECB is greasing markets for a money-printing injection

Jan 14th 2015, 4:57 PM 13,657 Views 42 Comments

An advisor to the EU’s top court has cleared a controversial bond-buying scheme.

# eurozone - Monday 12 January, 2015

Oil prices tumbled AGAIN today – to the lowest level in six years
# Going Down
# Going Down

Oil prices tumbled AGAIN today – to the lowest level in six years

Jan 12th 2015, 1:00 PM 17,612 Views 63 Comments

Are you seeing the benefit at the petrol stations?

# eurozone - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

The ECB will get radical soon to stop the eurozone going down a deflationary hole
# Downward Spiral
# Downward Spiral

The ECB will get radical soon to stop the eurozone going down a deflationary hole

Jan 7th 2015, 6:47 PM 15,554 Views 51 Comments

Prices are falling, but that’s not the good news you may think.

# eurozone - Monday 5 January, 2015

EU says you can't be booted out of the eurozone as membership is 'irrevocable'
# In The Club
# In The Club

EU says you can't be booted out of the eurozone as membership is 'irrevocable'

Jan 5th 2015, 1:01 PM 8,462 Views 46 Comments

There has been speculation in Germany that Greece would inevitably have to leave the eurozone.

This chart shows why you're getting less and less US dollars for your euro
# Bang For Your Buck
# Bang For Your Buck

This chart shows why you're getting less and less US dollars for your euro

Jan 5th 2015, 10:40 AM 11,467 Views 22 Comments

The fresh talk of Greece leaving the Euro really isn’t helping.

# eurozone - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Another country is switching over to the euro currency tomorrow...
# Sign Me Up
# Sign Me Up

Another country is switching over to the euro currency tomorrow...

Dec 31st 2014, 2:35 PM 33,619 Views 35 Comments

132 million individual banknotes have been brought in and euro coins have been minted.

ECB warns countries to get economies in order as 'populist parties' are on the rise
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

ECB warns countries to get economies in order as 'populist parties' are on the rise

Dec 31st 2014, 9:23 AM 10,264 Views 128 Comments

An official said that these parties were only offering quick solutions.

# eurozone - Monday 29 December, 2014

Snap elections to be held after Greece fails to elect a president
# Ballot
# Ballot

Snap elections to be held after Greece fails to elect a president

Dec 29th 2014, 11:51 AM 4,799 Views 20 Comments

Stavros Dimas received votes 168 today from parliament’s 300 seats — short of the 180 votes needed to win.

# eurozone - Monday 22 December, 2014

Ireland's economy grew 'spectacularly' this year
# Euro
# Euro

Ireland's economy grew 'spectacularly' this year

Dec 22nd 2014, 10:20 AM 12,051 Views 34 Comments

Ibec believes the economy grew by 5.7%.

# eurozone - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Greece receives two-month extension on its bailout as 300 arrested in protests
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Greece receives two-month extension on its bailout as 300 arrested in protests

Dec 9th 2014, 9:31 AM 4,203 Views 40 Comments

An early presidential election has also been called.

# eurozone - Thursday 4 December, 2014

European economies look even sicker than expected, but the ECB isn't getting radical yet
# Ecb Waiting Game
# Ecb Waiting Game

European economies look even sicker than expected, but the ECB isn't getting radical yet

Dec 4th 2014, 5:40 PM 8,776 Views 32 Comments

There will be no new ECB spending spree this month – despite growth forecasts being slashed.

# eurozone - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Ireland's biggest banks are getting a new regulator today and here's how it's going to work
# Single Supervisory Mechanism
# Single Supervisory Mechanism

Ireland's biggest banks are getting a new regulator today and here's how it's going to work

Nov 4th 2014, 7:30 AM 7,281 Views 22 Comments

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes explains the detail of the new pan-eurozone Single Supervisory Mechanism.

# eurozone - Thursday 30 October, 2014

EU countries have posted a big surplus thanks mostly to one nation...
# Merkel Money
# Merkel Money

EU countries have posted a big surplus thanks mostly to one nation...

Oct 30th 2014, 1:35 PM 26,167 Views 33 Comments

…And that’s probably not a good thing for the poor eurozone.

# eurozone - Thursday 2 October, 2014

The ECB will start its shopping spree within weeks to get the eurozone going
# Hey Big Spender
# Hey Big Spender

The ECB will start its shopping spree within weeks to get the eurozone going

Oct 2nd 2014, 4:08 PM 8,893 Views 20 Comments

Interest rates remain at record lows as euro bankers plan a two-year spending binge.

# eurozone - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Is that the new €10 note in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
# New Money
# New Money

Is that the new €10 note in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Sep 23rd 2014, 7:15 AM 21,239 Views 26 Comments

It’s probably just the new €10 note. They enter into circulation today.

# eurozone - Friday 12 September, 2014

Ireland's industrial output motoring ahead: Eurostat
# Building Up
# Building Up

Ireland's industrial output motoring ahead: Eurostat

Sep 12th 2014, 1:45 PM 6,541 Views 10 Comments

Big jump in local production as European industry finally starts getting into gear.

# eurozone - Thursday 4 September, 2014

The ECB's "extreme" anti-deflation measures could now be worth €1 trillion
# Big Bazooka
# Big Bazooka

The ECB's "extreme" anti-deflation measures could now be worth €1 trillion

Sep 4th 2014, 1:15 PM 14,556 Views 100 Comments

A raft of measures announced today are “the last throw of the dice”, experts said.

# eurozone - Sunday 10 August, 2014

"Second class Euro membership": Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

"Second class Euro membership": Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote

Aug 10th 2014, 11:33 AM 20,974 Views 172 Comments

Under the new system, for one month every year Ireland will not be able to vote.

# eurozone - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Angela Merkel's 'Dr No' makes Ireland's search for a bank debt deal much harder
# Nope Nope Nope
# Nope Nope Nope

Angela Merkel's 'Dr No' makes Ireland's search for a bank debt deal much harder

Jul 26th 2014, 11:15 AM 11,571 Views 79 Comments

Analysis: Dr Joachim Pfeiffer’s visit to Dublin this week was not a pleasant one for Enda Kenny.