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# Finance Ministers

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# money woes
Greek and German ministers 'can't even agree to disagree' over debt forgiveness
The two countries have failed to find common ground on the issue.
# the dealmaker
Mission Accomplished: Michael Noonan confirms the deal that will save Ireland €1.5 billion
The Minister for Finance is having a pretty good Saturday.
# the exit
"Keeping a close watch": Troika will conduct six-monthly monitoring visits to Ireland
The president of the Eurogroup said there would be be ongoing twice-yearly checks, but stressed there would be “no measures, just surveillance”.
# Five years later
Bank bondholders would be forced to take losses under Noonan plan
The Financial Times has obtained a proposal circulated by Noonan on how Eurozone banks should deal with problems in future.
# Bank Bailout
EU finance ministers fail to agree on who should pay for bank bailouts
The 27 EU ministers will meet again Wednesday to try and finalise a decision.
# Retrospective recapitalisation
Noonan: Taxpayers put lots of money into BOI and AIB, now we could get some back
Michael Noonan has explained the significance of last night’s agreement between eurozone finance ministers about the potential retrospective recapitalisation of Ireland’s banks.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you trust the European Union to represent your interests?
A new survey has shown a massive decline in favourable views of the EU. So, do you trust them to make decisions that are right for you?
Column: Who’s next in line to be consumed by the European crisis?
While other countries are showing signs of difficulty, it’s Spain’s deterioration which could bring the euro crisis to its most dangerous point, writes Tom McDonnell, who asks where Europe goes from here?
# Garda protest
Garda protest outside EU finance ministers meeting in Dublin Castle
Members of the Garda Representative Association are protesting outside the two-day summit of finance chiefs.
# debt mountain
Eurozone finance ministers meet (yet again) to try to fix Greece
This will be the third time in two weeks that finance ministers from across the EU will meet to deal with the the threat of bankruptcy for Greece.
# Winning
Michael Noonan is officially better than he was one year ago*
*At least, according to the Financial Times which has produced its annual ranking of the EU’s finance ministers.
# Greece
Greece tops agenda for EU finance ministers in Brussels
The Greek parliament agreed a tough cost cutting budget yesterday amid noisy protests in the capital.
# EU
Brian Hayes in Brussels to discuss EU budget
The Minister of State will meet with other EU finance ministers to discus the bloc’s budget for the coming year.
Column: Why banks have begun picking our pockets (and more is still to come)
We need more straight talking on the status of Irish banking, writes expert Ronan Coburn.
# bank debt
Ireland will 'probably fail' to get bank debt deal by October - Bloomberg
The Department of Finance has said that the forthcoming meetings between European leaders are important to meet the end of October deadline the government has set but it isn’t looking good.
# Economy
EIB president would 'like to sort out the problems that Ireland has'
Finance minister Michael Noonan has said that there are hopes that Ireland will receive fresh funding for infrastructure projects.
# Greece
Eurozone finance ministers agree in principle on first Greek bailout payment
Greece needs the money to finance a massive debt relief deal with bondholders.
# Eurozone
EU could take over control of Greek economy, German official warns
Ministers are discussing a proposal under which Greece would hand the final say over tax and spending to an EU commissioner.
# Eurozone
As Greek talks continue, eurozone finance ministers to meet in Brussels
The finance ministers of eurozone states and the rest of the EU will hold their first meetings of the year this week.
# Eurozone
Noonan in Brussels for eurozone summit
Finance ministers from the 17 eurozone countries are meeting today to flesh out the details that were agreed at a leaders’ summit last month.
# Eurozone
G20 urges Eurozone leaders to come up with 'comprehensive plan'
A summit of Eurozone leaders next Sunday is expected to be decisive for the long-term economic prospects of the region.
# Eurozone
Timothy Geithner flies in for crisis talks with EU finance ministers
Meanwhile, five major banks are pumping cash into the European banking system in a bid to provide liquidity.
# Euro
Delays to Greek bailout payment impacting on euro
Greek crisis taking its toll on European markets and exchange rates.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In your Fix tonight: Labour picks its president; the cost of a second Greek bailout; the former government minister and the social network; The Boss looses his Big Man; and the dog who loves a riot.
# Greece
EU officials will consider "soft" restructuring of Greek debt
Following meeting of eurozone ministers in Brussels, Jean-Claude Juncker said some debt restructuring could be considered if Greece makes further efforts to tackle its public expenditure.
# Portugal
Portugal may need an €80 billion bailout
It’s hope that a final deal for a rescue package for the country will be in place by mid-May.
# Portugal
EU finance ministers to discuss Portugal bailout terms
The discussions in Budapest are expected to overshadow Ireland’s attempts to renegotiate the interest rate on its own bailout.