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#Summit

# summit - Monday 25 June, 2012

France 'needs up to €10bn to plug public deficit', says finance minister

The French finance minister says that his country is looking for between €7bn and €10bn.

# summit - Friday 22 June, 2012

Stirling stuff: Taoiseach to attend British-Irish Council summit in Scotland

Enda Kenny will be accompanied by Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte on a trip that also includes a meeting with Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.

# summit - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Taoiseach says fiscal compact WON'T be changed after meeting of EU leaders

Enda Kenny said that any kind of growth deal will be separate to the fiscal compact.

# summit - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

EU summit: Merkel rejects eurobonds as Britain rules out financial transaction tax

Conflicting ideas on how to generate growth in the debt-stricken eurozone.

# summit - Saturday 19 May, 2012

G8 leaders 'affirm interest' in Greece staying in the eurozone G8 This post contains videos

G8 leaders 'affirm interest' in Greece staying in the eurozone

Leaders also spoke of ensuring high standards of the ‘protection and enforcement’ of intellectual property rights.

# summit - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

NATO leaders meet to discuss handover and exit from Afghanistan

Funding of the fledgling Afghanistan security forces is expected to top the agenda at the two-day talks in Brussels.

# summit - Monday 26 March, 2012

Obama warns North Korea and Iran over nuclear ambitions Nuclear Weapons This post contains videos

Obama warns North Korea and Iran over nuclear ambitions

He also admitted that the US has more nuclear weapons than it needs.

# summit - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Bill Clinton to urge US business leaders: invest in Ireland

The former US president will hold a special event in New York on Thursday aimed at urging key business people to help out Ireland’s economy. Enda Kenny, Eamon Gilmore and Richard Bruton will all attend.

# summit - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Opposition parties disappointed in EU treaty

As the Cabinet meet today, both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have spoken out against the outcome of yesterday’s informal EU meeting.

# summit - Monday 30 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here's what European leaders might be wearing at their 'informal' summit Casual Affair This post contains images

Here's what European leaders might be wearing at their 'informal' summit

Today’s European Council summit is described as an ‘informal meeting’. So might leaders shed their suits for some casual threads?

# summit - Friday 13 January, 2012

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

Youth unemployment on the agenda at British-Irish summit

The 17th council summit gets underway in Dublin this afternoon, where the main issue on the table will be economic developments.

# summit - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Government minister found dead at summit in South America

The 33-year-old Argentine government minister, who had been appointed to his job just ten days ago, was found dead in his hotel room during a trade summit of South American countries.

# summit - Sunday 11 December, 2011

EU deal is unlikely to end the crisis in the eurozone - Varadkar

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport said that “a lot of people have concerns” about Britain opting out of Friday’s landmark EU deal.

# summit - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

‘Merkozy’ urge common taxes ahead of EU summit

In their submission to the European Council ahead of the EU leaders’ summit tomorrow, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy outline proposals to harmonise corporation tax and impose a new financial transaction tax.

# summit - Sunday 4 December, 2011

This Friday could be one of the biggest days in European history - here's why

EU leaders are due to meet in Brussels for a summit that could be make-or-break for the euro.

# summit - Sunday 27 November, 2011

British-Irish Council Summit postponed as mark of respect

The council were due to meet tomorrow but have postponed the event following the death of the Taoiseach’s mother.

# summit - Monday 17 October, 2011

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.

# summit - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Taoiseach holding talks with EC president Barroso

The discussions in Brussels this morning come ahead of a meeting of the Eurozone heads of state later this month.

# summit - Friday 30 September, 2011

Taoiseach to strengthen Eastern ties at Warsaw summit EU

Taoiseach to strengthen Eastern ties at Warsaw summit

But the two-day Eastern Partnership summit has been complicated by human rights issues in Belarus and the trial of Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

# summit - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Austrian bank governor hints ECB may allow 'temporary Greek default'

Yields on two-year Greek bonds approach an astronomical 40 per cent as Ewald Nowotny speaks out.

Bank tax on the way to save Greece?

Speculation is mounting on possible solutions to Greece’s – and Europe’s – debt crisis ahead of an emergency summit on Thursday.

# summit - Friday 24 June, 2011

Kenny meets Sarkozy as tax issue shifts focus

Reluctance to cut Ireland’s bailout interest rate appears to now hinge on a different tax issue than our low corporate tax rate…

# summit - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

Eurozone meeting continues with focus on Greek debt

Finance ministers agreed on a €78m bailout package for Portugal yesterday and will focus today on rising pressure on the Greek economy.

# summit - Monday 16 May, 2011

Noonan in Brussels for summit of EU finance ministers

The Minister for Finance heads to the Belgian capital today but is not expected to make any significant progress on the terms of Ireland’s bailout package as Greece, Strauss-Kahn and Portugal dominate the agenda.

# summit - Friday 25 March, 2011

ECB admits firesale of Irish assets wouldn't be prudent: Taoiseach

Speaking after the two-day EU summit, Enda Kenny said the government would wait until stress tests results are out before deciding bondholder issues.

Portugal worries dominate EU summit as Ireland's bailout talks delayed

Ireland could be in for weeks of negotiations on a reduction in its bailout rate, but all eyes are on Portugal now – will it be next for a bailout?

# summit - Thursday 24 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning: Bailout looks increasingly likely for Portugal; Fukushima workers exposed to radiation; and the Oxford English Dictionary ‘hearts’ new words.

# summit - Wednesday 20 October, 2010

Dáil leaders meet to try to find consensus over budget plan

Common ground on approaches to combating crisis in public finances will help Ireland’s image with investors, says Cowen.