- January 07, 2013
Ireland's reform policies have been widely praised for helping it emerge from the crisis, but the truth is bleaker. If the government fails to get European taxpayers to assume some of the risk of its ailing banking sector, the country could soon require another bailout. By Christoph Pauly more... [ Forum ]
- August 29, 2012
The euro zone's crisis-hit countries are becoming more competitive, according to a new German study. Wage costs are down, and the countries are reducing their trade imbalances. Painful reforms appear to be slowly bearing fruit, and the euro zone might even return to growth next year. more... [ Forum ]
- June 04, 2012
Irish voters have approved the fiscal pact in a closely watched referendum, to the relief of European leaders. But the country is still a long way from solving its debt crisis, and its banks will soon need additional billions in fresh capital. By Christoph Pauly in Dublin more... [ Forum ]
- June 01, 2012
Ireland has approved the European fiscal pact in a closely watched referendum, averting a possible setback for a key element of Chancellor Merkel's approach to fighting the euro crisis. Although analysts say it's a sign of support for Europe, they point out that Ireland still has more serious problems to worry about. more... [ Forum ]
- May 30, 2012
All of Europe is looking to Ireland as the country prepares to vote on Thursday in a referendum on the unpopular fiscal compact for greater budgetary discipline. If the Irish reject the new treaty, it won't just be a major blow to its main advocate Angela Merkel. It could also spark panic on the financial markets. By Carsten Volkery in London more...
- February 29, 2012
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has announced his country will hold a referendum on Europe's fiscal pact. A "no" vote in Ireland could cause uncertainty on the financial markets and even put the future of the common currency in doubt. But with the country still dependent on EU aid, the Irish can't afford to say no. By Carsten Volkery in London more... [ Forum ]
- November 15, 2011
Ireland, which has received billions in aid from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, is setting the example for how to make painful cuts to get the country back on track in the debt crisis. But the success of the country's rescue will also hinge on economic developments in Europe and the United States. By Marco Evers more... [ Forum ]
- July 14, 2011
For a while, Europe's common currency crisis seemed to be cooling down. But this week Italy joined other debt-ridden euro-zone countries in the crosshairs of the financial markets. Europe's indebted nations are fighting to get their houses in order -- with some success. By Carlo Angerer, David Böcking and Yasmin El-Sharif more...
- July 13, 2011
Just one week after downgrading Portuguese debt to junk status, the rating agency Moody's has slashed its rating of Irish debt. The move comes despite growing official anger in Europe at the power of the big three rating agencies. But a new aid package for Ireland, Moody's believes, may be unavoidable. more...
- June 23, 2011
The European Union is in bad shape. Not only is the common currency in a shambles and the economies of many member states moribund, but young Europeans no longer see how the EU helps them. Millions of them are taking to the streets to demand a future. By SPIEGEL Staff
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