Klaus Regling

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Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is embarking on a diplomatic drive this week to persuade his European counterparts to allow Ireland repay the IMF before European bailout loans are paid off. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

There are “no objections or legal concerns” to Ireland’s request to repay some of its IMF debt ahead of schedule, an EU official told reporters in Bru(...)

Government figures see EU approval for the early repayment of IMF loans as the best opportunity for a long-awaited “debt deal” from European leaders. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is to embark on a diplomatic drive this week to persuade his European counterparts to allow Ireland repay the IMF (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: scheduled to meet the European Union’s interim economics commissioner Jyrki Katainen in Brussels on Monday before travelling to Luxembourg to meet ESM chief Klaus Regling, followed by meetings with euro group chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem in The Hague and ECB head Mario Draghi in Frankfurt. Photograph: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton

travels to various European capitals next week for two days of meetings with senior euro zone figures.The surprise visit, announced earlier this week(...)

Euro group president and Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem talks to the media before the euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Portuguese bond yields fell sharply as markets digested Portugal’s decision to make a “clean exit” from the bailout, and euro zone finance ministers (...)

ECB president Mario Draghi and Klaus Regling, ESM fund chief, who said earlier this year that there is no political consensus within the euro group to grant retroactive direct recapitalisation to Ireland

Taoiseach Enda Kenny welcomed the agreement on the Single Resolution Mechanism which was reached in the early hours of Thursday morning in Bru(...)

Andreas Vosskuhle, presiding judge of the Second Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, puts on his cap after the ESM verdict in Karlsruhe, Germany. Photograph: Uli Deck/EPA

ESM chief Klaus Regling has welcomed the dismissal by Germany’s highest court of constitutional challenges to the EU’s permanent bailout fund. (...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan greets his Finnish counterpart Jutta Urpilainen (left) during a European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels last night. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has reiterated the Government’s intention to cut income tax in this year’s budget, arguing that it would be(...)

Klaus Regling, chief executive officer of the European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF),  says that there won’t be “any big surprises” in the ECB’s forthcoming asset quality review. This assessment of the balance sheets of more than 120 banks is due to be completed next autumn and should bring transparency on the quality of banks’ loans and other assets. Photograph: Graham Crouch/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The head of the euro zone’s bailout funds, Klaus Regling, said that he believes banks in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece and Ireland are in goo(...)

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest this week against local government’s plans to cut spending on public health care in Madrid. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

As Juana García withdraws money from an ATM in Madrid, she has conflicting feelings about the country’s banks. “They give the impression of being more(...)

Klaus Regling, managing director of the European Stability Mechanism with Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance: procedures to allow direct bank recapitalisation were still under development. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Chief of the ESM bailout fund Klaus Regling has said that the reduction in Ireland’s borrowing costs can be attributed at least in part to the decisio(...)

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