# eurogroup - Today’s News
Why settle for second best?
# eurogroup - Tuesday 17 February, 2015
Greece has called the deadline “absurd”.
# eurogroup - Thursday 12 December, 2013
Eurogroup ministers met earlier this week on the topic, but only agreed on general principles.
# eurogroup - Monday 9 December, 2013
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
The Eurogroup President made the comments to a Greek newspaper ahead of the country’s draft budget announcement today.
# eurogroup - Thursday 14 November, 2013
Michael Noonan is joining his eurozone counterparts in Brussels later today.
# eurogroup - Tuesday 5 November, 2013
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
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
All 27 EU finance ministers have now given a green light to extending the maturity of Ireland’s bailout loans by seven years.
Ministers will discuss extending the repayment dates of Ireland’s loans, and the aftermath of the Cyprus bailout catastrophe.
# eurogroup - Wednesday 10 April, 2013
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
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
Bailouts! Deposit levies! Leaving the euro? It’s all been happening in the last ten days.
# eurogroup - Saturday 16 March, 2013
The Department of Finance says the move will make it easier for Ireland to emerge from the bailout programme.
# eurogroup - Monday 4 March, 2013
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
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
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
IMF chief Christine Lagarde visibly disagreed with Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker at a press confernece last night.
# eurogroup - Tuesday 23 October, 2012
“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
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
Enda Kenny and Angela Merkel issue a joint statement describing Ireland as “a special case” financially.
# eurogroup - Friday 19 October, 2012
“It will not be a retroactive direct capitalisation. If recapitalisation is possible, it will come for the future.”
The German chancellor tells a news conference there “will not be any retroactive direct recapitalisation”. That’s us told.
# eurogroup - Friday 14 September, 2012
Once discussions on the promissory note issue has been concluded, Ireland could get a more lenient deal – but it may be some time.
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
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
European ministers have also rubber-stamped an initial €30billion bailout for Spain.
# eurogroup - Friday 29 June, 2012
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
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
Reuters says officials have discussed limits on ATM withdrawals, border checks and capital controls if Greece goes.
# eurogroup - Saturday 9 June, 2012
But will Ireland have to contribute to the bailout?
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
A group of EU finance advisors agreed to issue the instruction on Monday, according to Reuters.
# eurogroup - Monday 21 May, 2012
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
Attending a summit in Brussels, Michael Noonan says it is “very important that the eurozone stays intact”.
# eurogroup - Tuesday 1 May, 2012
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
Eurozone members have agreed to release the first €39.4 billion of funds under Greece’s second bailout programme.
# eurogroup - Tuesday 13 March, 2012
A meeting of Eurozone finance ministers sees Spain encouraged to frontload budget cuts in order to achieve EU deficit targets.
# eurogroup - Wednesday 22 February, 2012
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
A meeting of eurozone finance ministers due today has been put back until Monday, due to concerns over “political assurances”.