Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform sharing a joke with Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance yesterday at Government Buildings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Contact with Angela Merkel’s office in Berlin by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and between Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and his counterparts in the Ger(...)

Euro group chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem listens to Luxembourg’s Finance Minister Luc Frieden during an euro zone finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg yesterday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters.

Governments are likely to meet any capital shortfalls uncovered by next year’s banking stress tests, though only after private options and bail-in (...)

Filings with the US regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission reveal that Stephen Elop’s contract requires him to be paid €14.6 million in share awards on top of 18 months’ salary. Photograph: Bloomberg

The chairman of Nokia has admitted that he accidentally misled the public and Finland’s prime minister over an €18.8 million pay-off to former chief e(...)

Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany’s finance minister, has said the European Commission should not have the final say on when and how a eurozone bank could be closed . Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg.

Germany and Finland have said the European Commission should not have the final say on when and how a eurozone bank could be closed, a position that c(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Finnish prime minister Jyrki Katainen at the prime minister’s official residence, Kesäranta, in Helsinki yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Kimmo Mantyla/Lehtikuva

It was a bucolic lakeside scene yesterday at the official residence of Finland’s youthful prime minister, Yrki Katainen. Sporting a green tie and hank(...)