Klaus Regling

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Jean Claude Trichet the ECB’s message to Dublin was the same as the message of the central bank to Belgium, to Germany, to France.

Former head of the European Central Bank, Jean Claude Trichet, has said Ireland’s decision to guarantee its banks was “justifiable”, denying he previo(...)

European Union Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Bailouts to Ireland, Greece, Portugal and Cyprus prevented disorderly default and the spread of bank-runs to other countries, the European Commission (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan talks to ECB president Mario Draghi during a euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Retroactive recapitalisation of the Irish banks “doesn’t seem very likely”, the head of the European Stability Mechanism, Klaus Regling, has said, str(...)

Klaus Regling, who is managing director of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), said the reaction of financial markets indicated it was the right decision.

The head of the euro zone’s rescue fund Klaus Regling says Ireland was “right” to exit the bailout programme without a precautionary credit line.Mr Re(...)

Euro zone authorities have been quick to characterise the Irish exit story as a victory for the euro zone response to the crisis. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland’s decision to return to full private market funding without the help of a precautionary credit line dominated debate in Brussels this week, as(...)

A man burns trokia signs during an anti-austerity and anti-governmental protest in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters

In just over six weeks’ time Ireland will become the first European country to exit an IMF-EU bailout programme. It’s an important milestone for Europ(...)

Even though Angela Merkel was quick to signal that there will be no change in her core policy towards Ireland, her choice of finance minister will be important nonetheless. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Angela Merkel’s election victory sparked immediate chatter on Merrion Street as to what happens next in her finance ministry. At issue is whether the (...)

The institute’s policy director Cora O’Brien said uncertainty over the changing capital tax regime was making the people who were in a position to support private equity investment nervous

Tax changes in the budget are more likely to come from broadening the tax base rather than raising tax rates or introducing new measures, as the Gover(...)

The many different jackets worn by  German chancellor and leader of the CDU  Angela Merkel  for public appearances.   Photograph: Reuters

Germany’s lacklustre federal election campaign has gone down to the wire as voters decide tomorrow whether to renew their vows with Angela Merkel. Fro(...)

Minister of State Alan Kelly said the Government should not impose unnecessary fiscal burdens on taxpayers. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A disagreement in Government over Ireland’s Budget targets has emerged this morning with two Ministers of State taking varying positions on deficit re(...)

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