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# jean-claude-juncker - Friday 7 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Merkel: Ireland ‘has gone through difficult times, but has braved those times’ EPP Congress

Merkel: Ireland ‘has gone through difficult times, but has braved those times’

Meanwhile, delegates at the European People’s Party congress have selected former Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker as their nominee for the European Commission presidency.

# jean-claude-juncker - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why Angela Merkel and loads of other top EU leaders will be in Dublin today European People's Party

Here’s why Angela Merkel and loads of other top EU leaders will be in Dublin today

The two-day European People’s Party congress gets under way at the Convention Centre in Dublin later today.

# jean-claude-juncker - Thursday 11 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Luxembourg PM Juncker resigns in spy scandal Elections

Luxembourg PM Juncker resigns in spy scandal

A fixture on the European scene during the financial crisis, Juncker recently faced Luxembourg’s first confidence vote in 150 years.

# jean-claude-juncker - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Eurogroup chief says Eurozone is much ‘calmer’ now than last year

Jean-Claude Juncker was comparing the Eurozone now to a year ago in Brussels.

# jean-claude-juncker - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Video: Greece left waiting for aid as EU and IMF disagree Greece

Video: Greece left waiting for aid as EU and IMF disagree

IMF chief Christine Lagarde visibly disagreed with Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker at a press confernece last night.

# jean-claude-juncker - Sunday 23 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Jean-Claude Juncker is very angry and here are the pics to prove it Jean-Claude Juncker This post contains images

Jean-Claude Juncker is very angry and here are the pics to prove it

The longest serving head of government in the EU and the head of the Euro Group is not a man to mess with and these pictures prove it…

# jean-claude-juncker - Saturday 15 September, 2012

European-wide bank supervision plans ruled out by Sweden

Meanwhile, mass anti-austerity protests have filled central Madrid.

# jean-claude-juncker - Friday 14 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie EU leaders may discuss improved Irish bailout – but only after bank deal is finalised Bailout

EU leaders may discuss improved Irish bailout – but only after bank deal is finalised

Once discussions on the promissory note issue has been concluded, Ireland could get a more lenient deal – but it may be some time.

# jean-claude-juncker - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge The Rose of Tralee and 7 other things Luxembourg has given us Better Than Us

The Rose of Tralee and 7 other things Luxembourg has given us

Including Jean-Claude Juncker, Atlantic 252 and feelings of complete inadequacy.

# jean-claude-juncker - Monday 30 July, 2012

Whatever it takes: Stocks rise as leaders make eurozone pledge

There is speculation that the eurozone bailout fund and the ECB could buy-up Spanish bonds in a bid to alleviate fears about the single currency.

# jean-claude-juncker - Friday 29 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie We Know How You Feel Photo of the Day OMG

We Know How You Feel Photo of the Day

This is Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker at summit of EU leaders in Brussels. Maybe he knows something we don’t…

# jean-claude-juncker - Monday 25 June, 2012

Spain formally requests €100 billion rescue loan

Spain’s government views loan offer “very favourably”, according to letter sent to Jean-Claude Juncker.

EU leaders will discuss plans to integrate national budgets – report

Reuters says a document being prepared for Brussels also discusses banking union and deeper economic integration.

# jean-claude-juncker - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Germany to Greece: You must continue with austerity

The Greek electorate will vote tomorrow for the second time in six weeks.

# jean-claude-juncker - Monday 21 May, 2012

Ireland, Portugal hit out at Greece for breaking promises

Both Michael Noonan and Vitor Gaspar were tough on their Greek counterpart last week over Athens’s failure to follow its bailout programme.

# jean-claude-juncker - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie EU chief: suggestion of Greek exit is ‘nonsense’ and ‘propaganda’ Greece

# jean-claude-juncker - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Eurogroup head not seeking new term ‘due to French and German influence’

Jean-Claude Juncker says he wasn’t impressed by France and Germany acting “as if they are the only members of the group”.

# jean-claude-juncker - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Juncker hails “unique opportunity” as Greece gets new bailout funds

Eurozone members have agreed to release the first €39.4 billion of funds under Greece’s second bailout programme.

# jean-claude-juncker - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

# jean-claude-juncker - Monday 20 February, 2012

Greek minister ‘optimistic’ about approval of second €130bn bailout

Arriving in Brussels, Evangelos Venizelos says Greece is “ready to conclude this long process” and secure more funding.

# jean-claude-juncker - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Doubts remain over approval of Greece’s second bailout

A meeting of eurozone finance ministers due today has been put back until Monday, due to concerns over “political assurances”.

# jean-claude-juncker - Friday 10 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie ‘Memorandum macht frei’: how one Greek paper views the second bailout Austerity

‘Memorandum macht frei’: how one Greek paper views the second bailout

The Greek daily Dimokratia isn’t best pleased with the EU-enforced austerity. Check out yesterday’s front page…

From TheJournal.ie EU withholds Greek bailout until new conditions are met Greece

EU withholds Greek bailout until new conditions are met

EU finance ministers are refusing to release the aid package despite a deal reached by Greece’s leaders yesterday.

# jean-claude-juncker - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Eurozone finance ministers look to IMF for help as bailout fund falls short

It’s now feared the European Financial Stability Fund does not have sufficient firepower to rescue distressed countries.

# jean-claude-juncker - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Fears for Eurozone debt deal as crisis talks stall

Nicolas Sarkozy left the birth of his child last night for talks with Angela Merkel – but they do not appear to have produced results.

# jean-claude-juncker - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Greece’s €8bn lifeline put on hold – but ministers still rule out default

Eurozone finance ministers have decided to delay a decision on Greece’s next €8bn loan package until later in the month.

# jean-claude-juncker - Monday 3 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Ministers scramble to Luxembourg as Greece admits it will miss bailout targets Debt Crisis

Ministers scramble to Luxembourg as Greece admits it will miss bailout targets

The shrinking Greek economy means the austerity drive will not be enough to ensure that the government deficit is within targets.

# jean-claude-juncker - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

Italy set for crisis talks with Eurozone chief as market fears grow

Things aren’t looking too good in Spain either.

# jean-claude-juncker - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

From TheJournal.ie EU to hold emergency meeting to tackle ‘contagion’ Eurozone

EU to hold emergency meeting to tackle ‘contagion’

The IMF has voiced approval of the move – saying that recognition of the need for a broader, more forward-looking policy response to assist Greece was welcomed.

# jean-claude-juncker - Monday 11 July, 2011

EU leaders hold crisis summit as bailout talk turns to Italy

Italy could be the next country holding out the beggar’s bowl – in a bailout that would dwarf the previous ones.

# jean-claude-juncker - Friday 3 June, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Protesters take over finance ministry in Athens Greece

Protesters take over finance ministry in Athens

About 200 protesters have blockaded the entrance of the Athens finance ministry and hung a giant banner from the roof calling for a general strike – as Greece tries to wrap up tough international negotiations on new austerity measures.

# jean-claude-juncker - Monday 30 May, 2011

Greece set for new bailout loans in return for ‘severe conditions’ – report

Greece will be subject to unprecedented international intervention in its domestic affairs in return for new bailout loans according to a report in today’s Financial Times.

# jean-claude-juncker - Thursday 26 May, 2011

IMF ‘may delay Greek bailout loans’ over political opposition to cutbacks

The Greek opposition have refused to sanction new austerity moves – and now the IMF is threatening to hold up on payments.

# jean-claude-juncker - Monday 9 May, 2011

Greece bailout package set for renegotiation

There are conflicting reports about the extent to which Greece needs help but the suggestion that Athens would pull out of the euro has been dismissed as a “stupid idea”.

# jean-claude-juncker - Friday 25 March, 2011

Portuguese bond yields soar after overnight debt downgrade

Portugal’s crisis is taking the shine off the EU summit in Brussels, where leaders have put the finishing touches to a “comprehensive package” in response to the financial crisis.

# jean-claude-juncker - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Portugal and Ireland’s woes dominate EU summit

The political crisis in Portugal takes the shine off the EU’s new crisis strategy, which was due to be signed off at the summit.

# jean-claude-juncker - Monday 14 March, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Noonan asks Trichet for more time to restructure banking system Banking

Noonan asks Trichet for more time to restructure banking system

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has met with the ECB president Jean Claude Trichet to discuss Ireland’s banking system and corporate tax rate.

# jean-claude-juncker - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Eurozone ministers still deadlocked over bailout expansion Eurogroup

Eurozone ministers still deadlocked over bailout expansion

There’s no deal from Brussels over whether to add more money to the bailout pot, but support is growing.

# jean-claude-juncker - Saturday 11 December, 2010

France and Germany dismiss prospect of common ‘E-bonds’

Merkel and Sarkozy commit to defending the Euro – but say they’re not considering plans to issue common Eurozone bonds.

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