Olli Rehn

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‘Yes Minister’ stars Nigel Hawthorne, Paul Eddington and Derek Fowlds.

John Murphy bowed out as secretary general of the Department of Jobs and Enterprise this week and he told some great yarns about his time in the Civil(...)

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has said the banking inquiry would be able to set a realistic deadline if they knew the date of the next general election. Photograph Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to name the date of the next general election to allow the Oireachtas banking inquiry c(...)

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty: said he could not agree to the contents of the report.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Oireachtas banking inquiry has agreed to delay publication of its report by a week. Members met for more than four hours on Wednesday night ami(...)

Commissioner Pierre Moscovici: has vowed to prioritise taxation during his five-year term. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/Reuters

Ireland’s corporate tax regime is to come under the spotlight at a meeting of EU finance ministers today in Luxembourg with ministers due to discuss (...)

 Prime minister of Finland Juha Sipilä: agreed to prioritise a revival of Finland’s stalled economy. It has been   hit by Nokia’s sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft and EU economic sanctions on neighbouring Russia. Photograph:  Martti Kainulainen/Lehtikuva/AFP

Finland’s populist Eurosceptic “Finns” party is set to enter government as part of a new centre-right coalition.Prime minister designate Juha Sipilä,(...)

The chairman of the National Coalition Party Alexander Stubb speaking during a news conference at the party’s office in Helsinki yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva

As a self-made millionaire, Finland’s Juha Sipilä knows a thing or two about success in business. After leading his Centre Party to victory in Sunday(...)

Finnish Centre Party leader and likely next prime minister Juha Sipilä poses for a photograph with passersby in Helsinki while campaigning for Sunday’s parliamentary elections. Photograph: Antti Aimo-Koivisto/AFP/Getty Images

If selfies were votes, Finnish prime minister Alexander Stubb would sail back into office after Sunday’s general election. But as it stands, his Natio(...)

A couple look at campaign posters in Helsinki of candidates in the Finnish parliamentary elections. Finns will go to the polls on April 19th. Photograph: Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva/Reuters

On a glorious sunny afternoon in Helsinki, Olli Rehn is bringing it all back home.The former EU commissioner is Finland’s best-known political export,(...)

Michael Noonan: Expected to intervene on the contentious issue of EU budget rules during the discussion. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is to press the European Commission to extend greater budget flexibility to all EU member states at a meeting in B(...)

Photograph from 2010 showing Olli Rehn with then minister for finance Brian Lenihan, who he described today as a ‘great colleague’  who ‘was a very committed to the cause of Ireland and trying to save the Irish economy’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former European commissioner Olli Rehn has said he would “consider seriously” appearing before the forthcoming banking inquiry if he is asked to do so(...)

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