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Date:12/04/2013 - News - German finance minister  Wolfgang Schauble at the opening of yesterday ECOFIN meeting in Dublin Castle.Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

SUZANNE LYNCH Germany is ready to compromise over outstanding details of disputed European rules on bank resolution, but still opposes access to unl(...)

Joaquín Almunia in Dublin yesterday: ‘Economic sovereignty has disappeared. Nobody is fully sovereign.

The smallest tinge of panic flashed across the face of EU competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia when it was suggested yesterday that stormy weather(...)

European competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia in Dublin yesterday. “We are not yet at the end of the discussions with Permanent TSB,” he said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

European Commission approval of Permanent TSB’s restructuring plan is still some months away, despite the banks’s hopes that it could be achieved b(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, France’s finance minister Pierre Moscovici and European Union Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn attend an eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

European Union finance ministers struggled to advance a bank-failure plan for the euro area today, hampered by the interregnum in Berlin and persiste(...)

The European Union is close to agreeing new rules that will force insurers to hold enough capital to keep policyholders safe, after years of delay.T(...)

Internal markets commissioner Michel Barnier said the agreement heralded a new era for the supervision of euro zone banks, and thanked the Irish, Lithuanian and Cypriot presidencies for their work on the legislation.

European leaders will call for swift progress on banking union at next week’s summit of leaders in Brussels, after two days of talks between finance m(...)

Tom Kavanagh, Founding Partner, Kavanagh Fennell, John Mulcahy, Head of Asset Management NAMA, with economist Jim Power, at the Business & Finance Corporate Restructuring Summit. Photograph:  John T Ohle

The head of asset management at the National Asset Management Agency said the biggest issue facing the organisation was its ability to retain staff. “(...)

AfD top candidate Bernd Lucke addressing the media – formed less than six months ago, the Eurosceptic party polled an impressive 4.8 per cent. Phtograph: Reuters

All eyes were on Berlin this week as Europe awaited the outcome of what is widely regarded as the most significant European political event this year.(...)

Social Democratic Party Peer Steinbrueck served as finance minister under Angela Merkel between 2005 and 2009. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

There was a cautious welcome across Europe to the results of the German election, as Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) secured a third (...)

Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore

The result of the German general election is unlikely to improve Ireland’s chance of securing retroactive direct recapitalisation for AIB and Bank of(...)

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