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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
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# Do As We Say

Merkel turns the screw as Greece faces intense pressure to accept tough reforms and austerity measures

Jul 12th 2015, 9:20 PM 55,508 Views 172 Comments

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
# You're Here Forever
# You're Here Forever

Latvia gets the green light to join the euro next year

Jun 5th 2013, 12:57 PM 5,573 Views 36 Comments

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
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Your 25-point crash course on what’s happening in Cyprus

Mar 24th 2013, 5:29 PM 17,205 Views 23 Comments

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
# Greece
# Greece

Greek PM suggests further budget cuts ahead of German talks

Aug 22nd 2012, 9:03 AM 1,901 Views 7 Comments

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
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Germans say they are 'better off without euro' - poll

Jul 29th 2012, 10:20 AM 6,853 Views 34 Comments

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?
# Greece
# Greece

Explainer: What would a Greek eurozone exit look like?

Jun 15th 2012, 5:46 PM 5,582 Views 39 Comments

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
# Pic Of The Day
# Pic Of The Day

Scary Newspaper Front Page of the Day

May 17th 2012, 7:40 AM 9,791 Views 95 Comments

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
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish bond sale passes off with higher than expected investor interest

Apr 17th 2012, 1:45 PM 1,222 Views 4 Comments

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
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish bond yields pass 6 per cent mark

Apr 16th 2012, 11:21 AM 1,750 Views 9 Comments

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
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Dutch politician calls for country to exit eurozone

Mar 5th 2012, 9:52 PM 6,683 Views 74 Comments

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
# Coining It
# Coining It

New €2 coin commemorates 10 years of the euro

Jan 3rd 2012, 11:09 AM 5,707 Views 38 Comments

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'
# Euro
# Euro

Euro 'could be world's top currency in ten years'

Jan 2nd 2012, 6:45 PM 4,526 Views 44 Comments

Did you think it was on the verge of collapse? Well, this man is more optimistic…

# single-currency - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Imperfect 10: The euro was introduced a decade ago today
# Euro
# Euro

Imperfect 10: The euro was introduced a decade ago today

Jan 1st 2012, 8:30 AM 3,344 Views 12 Comments

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

# single-currency - Sunday 11 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Dec 11th 2011, 7:50 PM 5,349 Views 4 Comments

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
# Euro
# Euro

Government did not believe euro would collapse - Noonan

Dec 11th 2011, 6:10 PM 7,847 Views 39 Comments

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

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Dec 10th 2011, 7:54 PM 4,067 Views 5 Comments

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?
# Euro
# Euro

Explainer: Why would Ireland stick with the euro?

Dec 10th 2011, 9:15 AM 8,658 Views 80 Comments

Amid market pressure on the single currency and a major EU summit to ease that pressure, read up on TheJournal.ie’s guide to why Ireland wants to keep the euro.

# single-currency - Friday 9 December, 2011

Will Ireland need to hold a referendum over EU fiscal plan?
# EU
# EU

Will Ireland need to hold a referendum over EU fiscal plan?

Dec 9th 2011, 1:30 PM 2,992 Views 68 Comments

Minister for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton says there is a “50-50 chance” of the matter being put to the Irish people. TheJournal.ie investigates if we are facing a referendum.

# single-currency - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Cameron threatens to block Merkozy's EU Treaties change
# Euro
# Euro

Cameron threatens to block Merkozy's EU Treaties change

Dec 7th 2011, 8:29 AM 1,984 Views 38 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland’s future lies in Europe, and that means closer co-operation

Dec 7th 2011, 7:25 AM 13 Views 103 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We need big changes to the eurozone – or we need to leave

Dec 4th 2011, 9:30 AM 5 Views 43 Comments

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
# Euro
# Euro

Euro 'architect' claims single currency was flawed from the start

Dec 3rd 2011, 11:40 AM 2,432 Views 8 Comments

Former EC president Jacques Delors says faults in the single currency were exposed when the global credit crunch struck.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Dec 3rd 2011, 8:45 AM 4,422 Views 47 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

# single-currency - Friday 2 December, 2011

Poll: Does Ireland have a future in the euro?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does Ireland have a future in the euro?

Dec 2nd 2011, 9:57 AM 6,457 Views 133 Comments

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
# European Union
# European Union

Merkel: EU needs a new Treaty to end debt crisis

Dec 2nd 2011, 9:14 AM 2,520 Views 72 Comments

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
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Eurozone finance ministers hold talks amid fears of euro breakup

Nov 29th 2011, 7:31 AM 2,443 Views 23 Comments

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

Poll: Do you think the euro will collapse?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the euro will collapse?

Nov 26th 2011, 1:54 PM 12,022 Views 129 Comments

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
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Debt crisis is Europe's worst moment since WW2 - Merkel

Nov 15th 2011, 8:05 AM 842 Views 47 Comments

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...
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Here's the cheaper solution to the eurozone debt crisis...

Nov 12th 2011, 5:46 PM 1,039 Views 16 Comments

…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
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

'Don't laugh': Romania still wants to join the euro

Nov 11th 2011, 8:09 AM 1,043 Views 30 Comments

President Traian Basescu has insisted that his country is committed to fulfilling the entry criteria for the single currency by 2015.