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This story about a possible bailout for Irish banks was published by EurActiv on 17th November 2010. Ireland has started talks with EU authorities and the IMF over a rescue plan focusing on the restructuring of its banking sector, the bloc’s finance ministers said yesterday (16 November), hoping to calm fears of a contagion to… » read more

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This story about the Irish debt crisis was published by EurActiv on 16th November 2010. Eurozone finance ministers will try to find a way to end Ireland’s debt crisis today (16 November), with Dublin resisting pressure to seek a state bailout as the governing majority faces a crucial by-election in mid-November. The Irish government says… » read more

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EU budget talks collapse

This story about EU budget talks was published by EurActiv on 12th November 2010. EU finance ministers failed to reach a compromise with the European Parliament over the 2011 budget yesterday night (11 November). If they fail to find a mutually acceptable solution by Monday, the 2010 budget will roll over to 2011, raising questions… » read more

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This story about Irish austerity measures was published by EurActiv on 10th November 2010. EU Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn failed to forge a consensus on an austerity budget between Ireland’s shaky government and opposition yesterday (9 November) as investors weighed the risk of a second eurozone state requiring help with crushing debts.… » read more

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This story about the possibility of changing EU treaties to create tougher rules for euro zone countries was published by EurActiv on 28th October 2010. European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding is leading a growing chorus of opposition to plans for tougher euro zone rules, describing Franco-German plans to reopen the EU Treaties as “irresponsible” ahead… » read more

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This story about IMF reform was published by EurActiv on 25th October 2010. The G20 sealed an accord branded as “historic” on Saturday (24 October) to reform the International Monetary Fund, in a grand bargain that will see Europe give up two seats on the Fund’s Executive Board in return for greater responsibility from emerging… » read more

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This story about the EU bail-out plan was published by EurActiv on 22nd October 2010. EU Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski warned yesterday (21 October) about the dangers of setting up a permanent mechanism to bail out bankrupt member states, as requested by France and Germany, saying it could threaten the EU’s spending power. “The question… » read more

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This story about cross-border bank insolvencies was published by EurActiv on 19th October 2010. Failing cross-border banks might see themselves under the thumb of pan-European resolution authorities, if an EU proposal on crisis management, due for publication tomorrow (20 October), becomes a reality. European Union policymakers want large cross-border banks to comply with EU rules… » read more

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