Michel Barnier, Commisioner for Internal Market and Services; Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, Olli Rehn, the European Commision Vice President, and Jorg Asmussen, Member of the Executive Board, attend a press conference following the Eurogroup meeting of ECOFIN Ministers. Photograph: Getty Images

The European Union is weighing giving regulators the power to exempt some uninsured depositors at failing banks from forced writedowns, as dama(...)