Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt (centre) rides the Stockholm subway during general-election campaigning this week. Photograph: EPA/Jesica Gow

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Minister for Finance  Michael Noonan with his French counterpart,  Margrethe Vestager. Photograph:  Peter Cavanagh

European finance ministers were last night locked in talks on new rules on banking resolution, as member states worked to reach consensus on how to wi(...)