Olli Rehn

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Olli Rehn has undoubtedly been stung by the many critics of austerity, not least Paul Krugman, who coined the term “confidence fairy” when describing the intellectual flimsiness of austerity’s rationale. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

The European Commission is forecasting more of the same: the region’s economies will continue to grow at a slow rate, albeit with some welcome (...)

With almost $13 billion (€9.5 billion) of debt due for repayment this year, Ukraine  is hovering close to default. Photograph: Reuters

The events of the last 10 days in Ukraine have raised uncomfortable questions for the European Union, particularly regarding its relationship w(...)

A portrait of Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko is seen during a rally on Independence Square in downtown of Kiev. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, freed from prison guard yesterday after her arch-rival president Viktor Yanukovich fled Kiev, sai(...)

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde  chats with Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer George Osbourne (right) and Australia’s treasurer Joe Hockey before the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors round table meeting in Sydney today. Photograph: William West/Pool/Reuters

The world’s top economies may agree to set an ambitious target for faster global growth at a weekend meeting in Sydney, where major central ban(...)

Jeroen Dijsselbloem (left), eurogroup president , and Luxembourg’s minister for finance Pierre Gramegna in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: EPA

The European Commission warned yesterday there would be no easing of pressure on Italy to adhere to fiscal ta(...)

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(...)

Finland’s prime minister Jyrki Katainen (left)  and his Polish counterpart  Donald Tusk, both  possible candidates to be next president of the European Commission. Photograph: Mauri Ratilainen/EPA

With the European Commission and parliament entering the final stretch before elections in May, staff of all ranks are nervously looking ahead and pos(...)

Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform sharing a joke with Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance yesterday at Government Buildings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Contact with Angela Merkel’s office in Berlin by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and between Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and his counterparts in the Ger(...)

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, yesterday set out three main ways in which economic growth could be boosted: by enhancing the institutional frameworks of monetary union; reforming production systems and the labour market; and reducing debt. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde has praised Ireland’s new bankruptcy laws, arguing that they are a strong example of h(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan with Jeroen Djisselbloem (left, president of the Eurogroup), Luis de Guindos (Spanish economy minister) and Maria Luis Albuquerque (Portuguese finance minister). Photograph: Peter Cavanagh

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said the Government’s intention to sell its stake in Allied Irish Banks will not preclude any potential retroa(...)

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