The name given to the 16 EU countries who have adopted the Euro as their sole currency. The European Central Bank is responsible for the monetary policy of the Eurozone.
# eurozone - Today’s News
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# eurozone - Friday 7 March, 2014
Having spent the morning at the EPP Congress, Merkel met with the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste at Government Buildings this afternoon.
# eurozone - Thursday 6 March, 2014
ECB president Mario Draghi holds interest rates firm.
# eurozone - Wednesday 26 February, 2014
The deal struck between the government and opposition in Ukraine is a win for the EU … but Russia is not out of the fight, David Moloney.
# eurozone - Tuesday 11 February, 2014
If Enda Kenny seeks the position of either President of the European Council or head of the European Commission, he could achieve great things for Ireland and Europe, writes David Moloney.
# eurozone - Saturday 25 January, 2014
Have you your IBAN ready?
# eurozone - Wednesday 22 January, 2014
Eurostat says the decline in government debt is the first since 2007.
# eurozone - Friday 17 January, 2014
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Ireland’s push for a bank debt deal may also come up, but is not on the formal agenda for the meeting today.
# eurozone - Wednesday 1 January, 2014
Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know on the first day of 2014.
There was some surprise about the timing of Latvia’s request to join the Euro, but its government thinks it will help to attract investors.
# eurozone - Friday 27 December, 2013
Enda Kenny’s comments came prior to those of the European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso last week where he appeared to rule out any retrospective bank deal.
# eurozone - Friday 20 December, 2013
The European Commission President didn’t mince his words last night.
# eurozone - Saturday 14 December, 2013
The NTMA say that they will not “run out the door” to make a long-term bond sale.
# eurozone - Friday 13 December, 2013
EU figures show that employment grew by 1.1 per cent in Ireland between July and September, second only to Portugal.
# eurozone - Thursday 21 November, 2013
The Eurogroup President made the comments to a Greek newspaper ahead of the country’s draft budget announcement today.
# eurozone - Thursday 14 November, 2013
After a meeting in Brussels this evening the Eurogroup also announced that Spain would would not be requesting any further assistance when it exit its banking bailout.
The Finance Minster says that Ireland’s decision not to take a post-bailout credit line was because this was a “benign” time. The Troika say Ireland is in a “strong position”.
Michael Noonan is joining his eurozone counterparts in Brussels later today.
# eurozone - Wednesday 13 November, 2013
Our shared currency system is not just preventing our ability to recover but is at the root of inevitable further looming crises, writes Mike Hall.
# eurozone - Thursday 31 October, 2013
Pearse Doherty said that officials from the Troika told Sinn Féin that the chances of retrospective bank recapitalisation are “very slim”.
# eurozone - Sunday 27 October, 2013
Taoiseach Kenny wrote a letter to 26 EU heads about their 2012 “commitment” to give Ireland special treatment – but they don’t care for wimpish reminders.
# eurozone - Monday 21 October, 2013
Restoring fiscal health to the eurozone remains a serious challenge, but the EU must nevertheless find a solution to its illegal immigration crisis to prevent further tragedies, writes David Moloney.
# eurozone - Tuesday 15 October, 2013
The new set of banking rules “will restore fair lending conditions across the EU,” said Barroso.
# eurozone - Tuesday 1 October, 2013
The biggest increases in unemployment were in Greece and Cyprus. Ireland is seventh worst out of the 28 EU members.
# eurozone - Sunday 29 September, 2013
The five ministers stepped down yesterday after what’s been called a ‘crazy act’ of encouragement from the former leader.
# eurozone - Friday 27 September, 2013
The Government had been hoping to unload the debt from the two bailed-out banks.
# eurozone - Tuesday 24 September, 2013
David Moloney breaks down the results of the 2013 German federal election, focusing on what kind of impact it will have on the wider eurozone economy – and, specifically, on Ireland’s corporation tax.
# eurozone - Monday 23 September, 2013
Mario Draghi says that the Eurozone is recovering, slowly, but had good news for holders of tracker mortgages.
Earlier the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that the result of the German election was never going to impact on Ireland’s push for retrospective recapitalisation of its banks.
# eurozone - Wednesday 14 August, 2013
New statistics from the European Commission show that recovery is underway.
Everyone’s talking about the Leaving Certificate results, Ireland winning a gold medal in Moscow and Europe’s recession coming to an end.
# eurozone - Tuesday 16 July, 2013
The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) will undertake the seventh Treasury Bill sale of 2013 on Thursday.
Unions have called for a one-day national mobilisation against the axing re-deployment of thousands of civil servants.
# eurozone - Tuesday 9 July, 2013
The IMF has given four tasks for the eurozone to complete to ensure recovery.
# eurozone - Monday 8 July, 2013
Minister Michael Noonan is in Brussels today for the talks.
# eurozone - Monday 1 July, 2013
Inflation in the eurozone is expected to be 1.6 per cent for last month, up 0.2 per cent from May.
Compared with May last year, the rate of unemployment has increased in 17 member states and fallen in ten.
# eurozone - Monday 24 June, 2013
The finance minister gives his formal tip-of-the-hat to the news that the two European bailout funds are delaying repayments.
The Financial Times has obtained a proposal circulated by Noonan on how Eurozone banks should deal with problems in future.