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#Olli Rehn

# olli-rehn - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Olli Rehn: 'Bondholders partly to blame for Irish crisis... but your banks were reckless'

The former EU Economics Commissioner also said he would consider attending the Banking Inquiry.

# olli-rehn - Friday 13 December, 2013

The blanket guarantee for banks was a mistake, says Olli Rehn

The European Commission vice-president spoke last night about his initial shock at the scale of Ireland’s bank debt.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Ireland's economy forecast to grow 1.7 per cent in 2014

Olli Rehn says the European economy has reach a “turning point”, but it is too early to declare victory.

# olli-rehn - Monday 14 October, 2013

Eurozone finance ministers meet today as Ireland looks to December's bailout exit

With Ireland set to exit the Troika programme on 15 December, the question now is whether we’ll need a precautionary credit facility to ease it back into normal lending markets.

# olli-rehn - Friday 11 October, 2013

Ireland might exit bailout 'without special arrangements' - Rehn

The EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner made the comments in an interview today.

# olli-rehn - Sunday 24 March, 2013

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.

# olli-rehn - Monday 25 February, 2013

Rehn: Budget 2014 should not be eased after promissory note savings

The European Commissioner says the €1 billion savings should be used to eliminate Ireland’s deficit as soon as possible.

# olli-rehn - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Ireland could be given extra time to meet deficit deadline

Olli Rehn has written to EU ministers indicating an openness to delaying austerity measures on a case-by-case basis.

# olli-rehn - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

EU approves six-month extension of Ireland's bank guarantee

The approval is seen as routine and may be the last extension, with the possibility of a withdrawal early next year.

# olli-rehn - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Lenihan letters: What’s been released, and what hasn’t

The release of further documents this week help to shed further light on Ireland’s bailout. But what don’t we know?

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Eurozone: Irish bank debt will be re-examined by autumn

European ministers have also rubber-stamped an initial €30billion bailout for Spain.

# olli-rehn - Monday 18 June, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday

All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Rehn 'still hopes for Irish debt deal' - while Spain's bailout comes without budget rules

The commissioner says he still wants to assist Ireland – and confirms Spain’s banking bailout won’t bring new fiscal conditions.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Portugal 'on track' with bailout programme, says IMF

After latest review, IMF says Portugal is making progress on reforms but needs to take urgent action to tackle unemployment.

# olli-rehn - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Euro falls amid concerns over Spanish debt and falling economic sentiment

Euro trading lower against US dollar.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Eurozone growth revised downwards to 1.4% in 2011

Eurozone GDP contracted by 0.3 per cent in the final quarter of 2011 – in comparison to a 0.7 per cent rise during the same period last year.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: : Greece gets its second bailout, hospital waiting lists back on the up, and some tips for perfecting your pancakes…

# olli-rehn - Friday 10 February, 2012

'Memorandum macht frei': how one Greek paper views the second bailout

The Greek daily Dimokratia isn’t best pleased with the EU-enforced austerity. Check out yesterday’s front page…

EU withholds Greek bailout until new conditions are met

EU finance ministers are refusing to release the aid package despite a deal reached by Greece’s leaders yesterday.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Noonan to hold talks with ECB chief Mario Draghi

The Finance Minister will try to get a better deal on Ireland’s bailout as he holds talks with the European Central Bank president today.

# olli-rehn - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Europe gives green light to extending Ireland's bank guarantee

The European Commission has approved the extension of the government bank’s guarantee – for six months longer than needed.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Euro bond plan includes giving EU 'extensive intrusive power'

A Commission green paper on the possible introduction of eurozone Stability Bonds suggests giving the EU power to put troubled member states into ‘administration’.

# olli-rehn - Monday 21 November, 2011

The bailout in quotes: from denial to deal

A year after the government announced it was negotiating a bailout deal, takes a look back over the comments and quotes of the bailout.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Greece's €8bn lifeline put on hold - but ministers still rule out default

Eurozone finance ministers have decided to delay a decision on Greece’s next €8bn loan package until later in the month.

# olli-rehn - Monday 3 October, 2011

Ministers scramble to Luxembourg as Greece admits it will miss bailout targets

The shrinking Greek economy means the austerity drive will not be enough to ensure that the government deficit is within targets.

# olli-rehn - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Greece stays in the Eurozone, insist Merkel and Sarkozy

The French and German leaders moved to quash fears Greece could be forced out of the single currency over its debt crisis.

# olli-rehn - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

European Commission reduces margin on Irish bailout to zero

The EC says it’s lowering the interest on its part of Ireland’s bailout loans in line with that of the Eurozone’s portion.

# olli-rehn - Friday 9 September, 2011

Europe hails Ireland's "important progress" in financial recovery

The European Commission says Ireland’s economy will grow this year, albeit gradually, with the bank bailout cheaper than expected.

# olli-rehn - Saturday 20 August, 2011

Rehn puts Eurobond proposal back on the table

Despite opposition from Germany, France and Herman van Rompuy, Olli Rehn is considering laws to allow a common Eurozone bond.

# olli-rehn - Sunday 17 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning: Rehn backs us on the bailout, early details of the next Budget, and the high-octane thrills of snail racing…

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Olli Rehn: There is no Plan B to avoid Greek default

EU Commissioner says Greece has to pass its austerity package because the future of Greece “and financial stability in Europe are at stake”.

# olli-rehn - Monday 30 May, 2011

Greece set for new bailout loans in return for 'severe conditions' - report

Greece will be subject to unprecedented international intervention in its domestic affairs in return for new bailout loans according to a report in today’s Financial Times.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Greek opposition party rejects new austerity plan

Despite the European Union’s insistence for cross-party support, Greece’s main opposition party has flatly refused to back new austerity measures aimed at tackling the country’s debt.

# olli-rehn - Friday 13 May, 2011

European Commission pares back forecasts for Irish economic growth

Olli Rehn tells a briefing that Ireland’s economy will grow by 0.6 per cent – further bolstering the case for a bailout rate cut.

# olli-rehn - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Don't expect a cut to the bailout rate next week, Creighton says

French sources tell RTÉ that Ireland isn’t offering enough leeway on raising the famed corporation tax rate.

# olli-rehn - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Olli Rehn says Ireland should get cut in bailout rate

The EU’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner tells Strasbourg press conference that Ireland should get a cut in its bailout interest rate.

# olli-rehn - Sunday 24 April, 2011

The BBC bailout documentary: some choice quotes

Dan O’Brien’s half-hour programme on Ireland’s economic downfall gets its first airing. Here are some select excerpts.

# olli-rehn - Thursday 7 April, 2011

Portugal's bailout request likely to dominate meeting of EU finance ministers

Finance minister Michael Noonan had hoped Ireland’s financial situation would top the agenda as he looks to lower the country’s interest rate.

# olli-rehn - Monday 14 March, 2011

Poll: Should we cave in on corporation tax to secure a better bailout deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we cave in on corporation tax to secure a better bailout deal?

Michael Noonan’s in Europe today, trying to persuade EU leaders to see things our way. What do you think he should do?

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