Klaus Regling

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 Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis adjusts his tie during a parliamentary session  in Athens. Photograph: Costas Baltas/Reuters

I was wrong. Despite poll predictions of a landslide to New Democracy (ND) in last month’s elections, I didn’t think they would achieve an overall maj(...)

Athens is set to exit its latest bailout on Monday and rely on bond markets thereafter to refinance its debt after a near nine-year debt crisis that shrank its economy by a quarter. Photograph: Getty Images

Greece will be more tightly monitored after it exits the bailout programme than other euro zone state that received similar loans, head of the Europea(...)

ESM managing director Klaus Regling pictured with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker earlier this week. Photograph: EPA

The EU body that gives loans to economically troubled member states says it saved the Irish taxpayer €87 million in debt repayments last year, the equ(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meeting  British prime minister Theresa May on May 17th on the sidelines of an EU and Western Balkan heads-of-state summit in Sofia, Bulgaria. Photograph: AP Photo

We’re just over a month away now from a key European Council summit at which the UK must present a way to avoid a hard border between the Republic and(...)

What do you tell a state with weird economic data, a kind of an economic boom under way, but still suffering the wounds from the crash?  Photograph: Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images

During the depths of a crisis, the regular economic updates from the troika were worth a read. There was considerable pressure on the government here (...)

Economic growth: Klaus Regling said Ireland had made an impressive recovery from the crisis, with the highest growth rate in Europe last year. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty

The Government needs to be careful not to overheat the economy by boosting investment spending too quickly in October’s budget. That is the warning fr(...)

European Stability Mechanism managing director Klaus Regling speaking at the Central Bank on Wednesday.

Europe’s leaders should use the current period of strong economic growth to fix the remaining weaknesses in the European Union’s economic and monetar(...)

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

European authorities have given the State the go-ahead to fast-track the repayment of €5.5 billion in outstanding loans from the International Monetar(...)

European Stability Mechanism chief Klaus Regling said Greece would “stand on its own feet” from 2018. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Greece will “stand on its own feet” from 2018 and not need any further loans from the European Stability Mechanism bailout fund, its head Klaus Reglin(...)

Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos and euro group president Jeroen Dijsselbloem at an extraordinary meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Greece and its EU creditors were locked in emergency talks on Friday evening, after the head of the euro zone dismissed suggestions that the country’s(...)

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