EU priorities on Ukraine
  • Europe
  • February 25, 2014, 01:00

Early last week Viktor Yanukovich fatally overplayed his hand. The onslaught by police on Kiev protesters led to carnage in which over 80 died.(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will meet with ECB chief Mario Draghi in Frankfurt later today. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is to meet European Central Bank president Mario Draghi today to discuss Ireland’s imminent exit of the EU-IMF bai(...)

Olli Rehn, economic and monetary affairs commissioner for the European Union, has  acknowledged “the significant progress that Ireland has made over the course of the adjustment programme and that Ireland is now in a strong position to exit the programme this year”.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The decision about the amount of help Ireland will need from the EU and its partner lenders to Ireland is “ultimately” one for Ireland itself, EU Comm(...)

The euro zone recovers
  • Europe
  • August 15, 2013, 01:00

Green shoots in mid-summer may well be out of season, but are nevertheless welcome. For the euro zone, the green shoots of economic recovery have fina(...)