Crisis Meeting in Brussels Irish Obstinacy Unsettles the Euro Zone

Ireland's government insists it needs no assistance -- and the euro has become highly unstable as a result. Euro-zone finance ministers were unable to persuade Dublin otherwise at Tuesday's crisis meeting in Brussels. Their half-hearted assurances of help are unlikely to calm financial markets.
A newspaper seller in Dublin on Monday: Ireland is insisting it doesn't need help from the EU.

A newspaper seller in Dublin on Monday: Ireland is insisting it doesn't need help from the EU.

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