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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 10°C

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# do as we say
Merkel turns the screw as Greece faces intense pressure to accept tough reforms and austerity measures
Tonight’s talks have been described as a “mental waterboarding” of the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
# You're here forever
Latvia gets the green light to join the euro next year
Latvia will become the second Baltic country, and the 18th overall, to join the EU’s single currency.
# 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.
# Greece
Greek PM suggests further budget cuts ahead of German talks
However, Antonis Samaras has ruled out Greece getting more funding from creditors.
# Eurozone
Germans say they are 'better off without euro' - poll
More than 50 per cent of those surveyed said the economy would be better on its own.
# Greece
Explainer: What would a Greek eurozone exit look like?
Here’s a look at how the ripples of a Greek exit could spread across the global financial system.
# pic of the day
Scary Newspaper Front Page of the Day
The situation in Greece has led some to predict just how much any eurozone exit for the country might cost the rest of us. And it’s not cheap.
# Spain
Spanish bond sale passes off with higher than expected investor interest
But analysts say the big test comes on Thursday, at Spain’s next debt auction.
# Spain
Spanish bond yields pass 6 per cent mark
Concerns build that Spain will follow Greece, Portugal and Ireland in needing a bailout.
# Eurozone
Dutch politician calls for country to exit eurozone
Populist right-winger Geert Wilders has said the Netherlands should leave the euro – despite its triple-A credit rating.
# coining it
New €2 coin commemorates 10 years of the euro
Winning design comes from the Austrian Mint – Ireland will issue three million of the coins.
# Euro
Euro 'could be world's top currency in ten years'
Did you think it was on the verge of collapse? Well, this man is more optimistic…
# Euro
Imperfect 10: The euro was introduced a decade ago today
It came in with a bang – will it end with a whimper?
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In tonight’s Fix: ‘No referendum’ on EU deal; why some people want Ireland to change time zone; and how not to flee from the police…
# Euro
Government did not believe euro would collapse - Noonan
The finance minister said the euro was a “firm and solid currency”, even ahead of last week’s landmark EU agreement.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In tonight’s Fix: The latest on the EU agreement, tributes paid to mother and daughter crash victims, and possibly the best Christmas light display ever…
# Euro
Explainer: Why would Ireland stick with the euro?
Amid market pressure on the single currency and a major EU summit to ease that pressure, read up on’s guide to why Ireland wants to keep the euro.
# EU
Will Ireland need to hold a referendum over EU fiscal plan?
Minister for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton says there is a “50-50 chance” of the matter being put to the Irish people. investigates if we are facing a referendum.
# Euro
Cameron threatens to block Merkozy's EU Treaties change
Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy are due to present plans for a new EU treaty – but Britain is threatening to veto the proposals.
Column: Ireland’s future lies in Europe, and that means closer co-operation
The euro is essential to our economy and our recovery – and we can’t be left out in the cold, writes Minister for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton.
Column: We need big changes to the eurozone – or we need to leave
The eurozone is designed to help its strongest economies – and if this doesn’t change, Ireland needs out, writes Mike Hall.
# Euro
Euro 'architect' claims single currency was flawed from the start
Former EC president Jacques Delors says faults in the single currency were exposed when the global credit crunch struck.
# Your Say
Poll: Does Ireland have a future in the euro?
France and Germany want updated treaties to create a greater fiscal union. Should Ireland be a part of that?
# European Union
Merkel: EU needs a new Treaty to end debt crisis
Angela Merkel sings from the same hymn sheet as Nicolas Sarkozy, but warns that the euro crisis will take “five years” to solve.
# Eurozone
Eurozone finance ministers hold talks amid fears of euro breakup
US president Barack Obama has weighed in with a call for EU countries to find a solution to the spiralling debt crisis.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think the euro will collapse?
After another turbulent week for the single currency we’re asking the big question today as to whether or not you think the euro can survive?
# Debt Crisis
Debt crisis is Europe's worst moment since WW2 - Merkel
Angela Merkel tells delegates at her party’s conference that the European debt crisis is the greatest crisis for seven decades.
# Eurozone
Here's the cheaper solution to the eurozone debt crisis...
…and it involves the ECB, an interest rate cap and an end-point for bond market intervention.
# Eurozone
'Don't laugh': Romania still wants to join the euro
President Traian Basescu has insisted that his country is committed to fulfilling the entry criteria for the single currency by 2015.