Two supporters from the ‘Yes’ Campaign walk through  Edinburgh after the bid to win independence was defeated. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

ANALYSIS: Scotland referendum opens up profound questions about EU policy on regionalism

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

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