A pro-Yes motorcyclist trails the saltire flag and the lion rampant flag of Scotland while riding through the town of Kilmarnock in Scotland yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Robert Perry

Europe Letter: implications of a Yes vote for EU law would be profound

Brian Hayes MEP: met EU financial services commissioner Jonathan Hill this week in Strasbourg to set out the Republic’s position on the EU money market funds plan. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Government concerned EU money market funds plan could damage IFSC

Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko shows a signed landmark association agreement with the European Union during a session of the parliament in Kiev yesterday. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Agreement an ‘important step’ in economic integration with EU

European Central Bank vice-president Vitor Constancio: “If we would have to broaden the programme to include the so-called mezzanine tranches, where there is more risk, for that we would indeed some kind of guarantee.” Photograph: EPA/Matteo Bazzi

Vice-president says bank would need state guarantees to buy lower-ranking debt

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan “extremely pleased” with the new line-up of commissioners with responsibility for taxation matters. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Minister for Finance counts friendly faces among Jean-Claude Juncker’s new team

From left: ECB president Mario Draghi, Finnish prime minister Jyrki Katainen and euro-group president Jeroen Dijsselbloem at the European financial ministers’ meeting in Milanyesterday. Photograph: EPA/Matteo Bazzi

ECB president calls for more ambitious structural reforms

Newly appointed EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan can employ up to three cabinet members from Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

Incoming EU agriculture commissioner has appointed Peter Power as head of cabinet

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi (left) and Finnish outgoing prime minister Jyrki Katainen at  a press conference at the euro-group finance ministers’ meeting in Milan yesterday.  Photograph: EPA/Matteo Bazzi

Savings made by early repayment of IMF borrowings likely to be passed on in budget

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan (right) arrives at Centro Congressi MIco in Milan. Photograph: .Matteo Bazzi/EPA

Noonan says Government has cleared first hurdle in bid to refinance portion of its IMF loans

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