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#Eurogroup

# eurogroup - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From Business ETC Extra Banking Union meeting needed after ministers fail to reach agreement Brussels

Extra Banking Union meeting needed after ministers fail to reach agreement

Eurogroup ministers met earlier this week on the topic, but only agreed on general principles.

# eurogroup - Monday 9 December, 2013

From Business ETC ‘We’re only barely getting off the ground’: Noonan dismisses boom suggestions Boom? What Boom?

‘We’re only barely getting off the ground’: Noonan dismisses boom suggestions

The Minister for Finance is in Brussels for a Eurogroup meeting, who said Ireland is “proof” that austerity packages ‘deliver results’.

# eurogroup - Thursday 21 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Dijsselbloem: EU ministers are ‘losing patience’ with Greece Budget 2014

Dijsselbloem: EU ministers are ‘losing patience’ with Greece

The Eurogroup President made the comments to a Greek newspaper ahead of the country’s draft budget announcement today.

# eurogroup - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From Business ETC Europe’s finance ministers discussing how best to deal with failing banks Eurogroup

Europe’s finance ministers discussing how best to deal with failing banks

Michael Noonan is joining his eurozone counterparts in Brussels later today.

# eurogroup - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Noonan: Decision on post-bailout credit line ‘finely balanced’ Bailout Exit

Noonan: Decision on post-bailout credit line ‘finely balanced’

Minister Michael Noonan will travel to the Hague today to discuss Ireland’s bailout exit with Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

# eurogroup - Thursday 20 June, 2013

From Business ETC Noonan: Ireland will escape bailout, even if we can’t recover bank costs Debt Deal

Noonan: Ireland will escape bailout, even if we can’t recover bank costs

The finance minister says the world recognises that Ireland’s debts are sustainable, but he won’t give up on help.

# eurogroup - Friday 12 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Updated: EU finance ministers agree to delay repayment of Irish bailout loans Eurogroup

Updated: EU finance ministers agree to delay repayment of Irish bailout loans

All 27 EU finance ministers have now given a green light to extending the maturity of Ireland’s bailout loans by seven years.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie EU and Eurozone finance ministers begin two-day summit in Dublin Bailout

EU and Eurozone finance ministers begin two-day summit in Dublin

Ministers will discuss extending the repayment dates of Ireland’s loans, and the aftermath of the Cyprus bailout catastrophe.

# eurogroup - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

From Business ETC Troika recommends ‘giving Ireland seven more years to repay loans’ Bailout

Troika recommends ‘giving Ireland seven more years to repay loans’

Proposals seen by Reuters, to be put to ministers in Dublin this weekend, would see extra time given for Ireland and Portugal to repay.

# eurogroup - Monday 25 March, 2013

From Business ETC Update: Eurozone head insists Cyprus deal not template for future bailouts Dijsselbomb

Update: Eurozone head insists Cyprus deal not template for future bailouts

Jeroen Dijsselbloem had earlier said the Cyprus template – where depositors and bondholders are hit before governments – is the new model for how troubled banks will be handled. He has since clarified the remarks.

# eurogroup - Sunday 24 March, 2013

From Business ETC Explainer: Your 25-point crash course on what’s happening in Cyprus 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.

# eurogroup - Saturday 16 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Eurozone ministers: We’ll change repayment date for Ireland’s bailout loans Good News

Eurozone ministers: We’ll change repayment date for Ireland’s bailout loans

The Department of Finance says the move will make it easier for Ireland to emerge from the bailout programme.

# eurogroup - Monday 4 March, 2013

From Business ETC Key meeting in Brussels to discuss whether AIB, BoI costs can be recouped Eurogroup

Key meeting in Brussels to discuss whether AIB, BoI costs can be recouped

Eurozone finance ministers will today discuss the key question of whether the Euro’s bailout fund will chip in to Ireland’s costs.

# eurogroup - Monday 21 January, 2013

From Business ETC Noonan arrives in Brussels for key talks on aid for banks Eurogroup

Noonan arrives in Brussels for key talks on aid for banks

Michael Noonan will chair tomorrow’s meeting of EU finance ministers; today’s Eurogroup meeting will elect a new head.

# eurogroup - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

From Business ETC Greek buy-back deal would wipe €20 billion off national debt Greece

Greek buy-back deal would wipe €20 billion off national debt

The deal will see some people get only a third of their money back – but others will get three times their investment.

# eurogroup - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Video: Greece left waiting for aid as EU and IMF disagree Greece

Video: Greece left waiting for aid as EU and IMF disagree

IMF chief Christine Lagarde visibly disagreed with Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker at a press confernece last night.

# eurogroup - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach coy on content of telephone chat with Angela Merkel Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach coy on content of telephone chat with Angela Merkel

“Surely you don’t expect me to tell what questions I had for the Chancellor, or what questions the Chancellor had for me.”

# eurogroup - Monday 22 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie French president Hollande: Ireland’s bailout is ‘a special case’ Bon Amis

French president Hollande: Ireland’s bailout is ‘a special case’

Francois Hollande echoes Angela Merkel’s comments – saying Ireland differs from other countries because the bailout was forced on us.

# eurogroup - Sunday 21 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie ‘Ireland is a special case’: Kenny and Merkel commit to improving bailout Bank Debts

‘Ireland is a special case’: Kenny and Merkel commit to improving bailout

Enda Kenny and Angela Merkel issue a joint statement describing Ireland as “a special case” financially.

# eurogroup - Friday 19 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Here’s the exact transcript of Angela Merkel’s comments in Brussels Oh Mein Gott

Here’s the exact transcript of Angela Merkel’s comments in Brussels

“It will not be a retroactive direct capitalisation. If recapitalisation is possible, it will come for the future.”

From TheJournal.ie Merkel rules out backdated ESM help for bailing out Europe’s banks European Council

Merkel rules out backdated ESM help for bailing out Europe’s banks

The German chancellor tells a news conference there “will not be any retroactive direct recapitalisation”. That’s us told.

# eurogroup - Friday 14 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie EU leaders may discuss improved Irish bailout – but only after bank deal is finalised Bailout

EU leaders may discuss improved Irish bailout – but only after bank deal is finalised

Once discussions on the promissory note issue has been concluded, Ireland could get a more lenient deal – but it may be some time.

From TheJournal.ie Quest for bank debt deal to continue at Cyprus ministers’ meeting Banking Deal

Quest for bank debt deal to continue at Cyprus ministers’ meeting

Michael Noonan will meet his counterparts from around Europe in Cyprus today, hoping to make progress on shedding Ireland’s bank debts.

# eurogroup - Monday 30 July, 2012

From Business ETC Whatever it takes: Stocks rise as leaders make eurozone pledge Eurozone

Whatever it takes: Stocks rise as leaders make eurozone pledge

There is speculation that the eurozone bailout fund and the ECB could buy-up Spanish bonds in a bid to alleviate fears about the single currency.

# eurogroup - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Eurozone: Irish bank debt will be re-examined by autumn Bank Debt

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

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

# eurogroup - Friday 29 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie We Know How You Feel Photo of the Day OMG

We Know How You Feel Photo of the Day

This is Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker at summit of EU leaders in Brussels. Maybe he knows something we don’t…

# eurogroup - Thursday 21 June, 2012

From Business ETC Noonan to continue promissory note campaign at Eurozone ministers’ meeting Crunchzeit

Noonan to continue promissory note campaign at Eurozone ministers’ meeting

The minister for finance will meet his Eurozone counterparts this evening, and be joined by the non-euro ministers tomorrow.

# eurogroup - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

From Business ETC Report: EU preparing ‘worst case scenario’ measures if Greece quits euro Drachmail

Report: EU preparing ‘worst case scenario’ measures if Greece quits euro

Reuters says officials have discussed limits on ATM withdrawals, border checks and capital controls if Greece goes.

# eurogroup - Saturday 9 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Noonan welcomes Spanish request for banking bailout Spain

Noonan welcomes Spanish request for banking bailout

But will Ireland have to contribute to the bailout?

From TheJournal.ie Spain will make a formal request for bank bailout of up to €100 billion Spain

Spain will make a formal request for bank bailout of up to €100 billion

Spain is braced to become the fourth eurozone country to ask for assistance – but its bailout will not come with a programme for austerity.

# eurogroup - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

From Business ETC Eurozone countries ‘warned to plan for Greek exit’ – report Grexit

Eurozone countries ‘warned to plan for Greek exit’ – report

A group of EU finance advisors agreed to issue the instruction on Monday, according to Reuters.

# eurogroup - Monday 21 May, 2012

From Business ETC Ireland, Portugal hit out at Greece for breaking promises Eurozone

Ireland, Portugal hit out at Greece for breaking promises

Both Michael Noonan and Vitor Gaspar were tough on their Greek counterpart last week over Athens’s failure to follow its bailout programme.

# eurogroup - Monday 14 May, 2012

From Business ETC Noonan urges Greek parties to form government and stay in the euro Greece

Noonan urges Greek parties to form government and stay in the euro

Attending a summit in Brussels, Michael Noonan says it is “very important that the eurozone stays intact”.

# eurogroup - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

From Business ETC Eurogroup head not seeking new term ‘due to French and German influence’ Eurogroup

Eurogroup head not seeking new term ‘due to French and German influence’

Jean-Claude Juncker says he wasn’t impressed by France and Germany acting “as if they are the only members of the group”.

# eurogroup - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

From Business ETC Juncker hails “unique opportunity” as Greece gets new bailout funds Debt Crisis

Juncker hails “unique opportunity” as Greece gets new bailout funds

Eurozone members have agreed to release the first €39.4 billion of funds under Greece’s second bailout programme.

# eurogroup - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

# eurogroup - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

From Business ETC Fitch: ‘Highly likely’ that Greece will default soon Uh-Oh

Fitch: ‘Highly likely’ that Greece will default soon

The ratings agency has downgraded Greece just one day after EU leaders agreed on a €130 billion bailout deal for the country.

# eurogroup - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

From Business ETC Doubts remain over approval of Greece’s second bailout Greece

Doubts remain over approval of Greece’s second bailout

A meeting of eurozone finance ministers due today has been put back until Monday, due to concerns over “political assurances”.

# eurogroup - Thursday 9 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Greece leaders reach deal on more austerity and cuts Greece

Greece leaders reach deal on more austerity and cuts

The Greek Prime Minister said that there was “broad agreement” on all points of the new programme -with one exception.

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