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# single-currency - Sunday 12 July, 2015

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.

# single-currency - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

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.

# single-currency - 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.

# single-currency - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Greek PM suggests further budget cuts ahead of German talks

However, Antonis Samaras has ruled out Greece getting more funding from creditors.

# single-currency - Sunday 29 July, 2012

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.

# single-currency - Friday 15 June, 2012

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.

# single-currency - Thursday 17 May, 2012

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.

# single-currency - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

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.

# single-currency - Monday 16 April, 2012

Spanish bond yields pass 6 per cent mark

Concerns build that Spain will follow Greece, Portugal and Ireland in needing a bailout.

# single-currency - Monday 5 March, 2012

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.

# single-currency - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

New €2 coin commemorates 10 years of the euro

Winning design comes from the Austrian Mint – Ireland will issue three million of the coins.

# single-currency - Monday 2 January, 2012

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…

# single-currency - Sunday 1 January, 2012

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Imperfect 10: The euro was introduced a decade ago today

It came in with a bang – will it end with a whimper?

# single-currency - Sunday 11 December, 2011

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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…

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.

# single-currency - Saturday 10 December, 2011

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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…

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.

# single-currency - Friday 9 December, 2011

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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.

# single-currency - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

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.

# single-currency - Sunday 4 December, 2011

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.

# single-currency - Saturday 3 December, 2011

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.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

# single-currency - Friday 2 December, 2011

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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?

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.

# single-currency - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

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.

# single-currency - Saturday 26 November, 2011

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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?

# single-currency - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

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.

# single-currency - Saturday 12 November, 2011

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.

# single-currency - Friday 11 November, 2011

'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.