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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(...)

European Parliament economic and monetary affairs committee chairwoman Sharon Bowles says the EU/ECB/IMF troika ‘lacks transparency and at times credibility’.  Photograph: Davd Sleator

This week the European Parliament, often dismissed as the weak younger sibling in the European Union family, took momentary control of the debate on t(...)

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(...)

I was talking just before Christmas to a young man who sells shoes in a department store in Dublin. He told me that a television news crew had filmed (...)

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 (...)

‘The fact that Ireland has been a welcoming place for immigrants is a big positive. The more people we can bring to this country, the better.’ Illustration by: Dearbhla Kelly

The British and the US economies are each vying for the top spot in global growth league tables. That simple statement represents a major stroke of lu(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore: “I think the fortunes of the Labour Party are bound up in the progress we are making” towards restoring the State’s fortunes. Photograph: Frank Miller

This time last year Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore gave a very upbeat interview to this newspaper about the year ahead: 2013, he said, would be a turning poin(...)

European Commission president José Manuel Barroso: said it would be “wrong to give the impression that Europe has created a problem for Ireland and now Europe has to help Ireland”. Photograph: Julien Warnand

Senior Brussels officials are unhappy at the Government’s perceived failure to give Europe due credit for Ireland’s successful bailout exit. The disqu(...)

European Commission president José Manuel Barroso: complained that the euro was the victim of malpractice in Dublin banks. Photograph: EPA/Julien Warnand

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s final visit of the year to Brussels wasn’t supposed to turn out like this. Only days after the end of the EU-IMF rescue program(...)

 EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn (left) and Minister for  Finance  Michael Noonan at the start of a Eurogroup Finance Ministers meeting at the European Council headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Euro zone finance ministers last night agreed on a “backstop” to deal with problem banks should a bank need more capital while Europe’s €55 billion fu(...)

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