Tag Archives: ecb

Endgame: Can the Syriza-Troika gap be bridged?

Posted on by Tony Connelly

By Tony Connelly, RTÉ Europe Editor, Athens Within hours of Syriza’s stunning electoral victory the gulf between popular expectation in Greece and official generosity in Brussels and Berlin grew alarmingly. Addressing jubilant supporters in the centre of Athens on victory … Continue reading

Spanish budget may offer bailout clues

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

By Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, in Madrid Now that the Spanish budget has been presented we should know more about when the government of Mariano Rajoy will move into full bailout mode. The centre-right prime minister has delayed long and … Continue reading

What next for Promissory Notes?

Posted on by Tony Connelly

Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, in Copenhagen The government is putting the best gloss it can on the Anglo promissory notes deal, but opinion is divided as to how much has been achieved. The exchequer doesn’t have to find €3.06 billion … Continue reading

Anglo “promissory notes” dilemma enters critical phase

Posted on by Tony Connelly

By Tony Connelly,  Europe Editor Across Europe, news organisations will be preparing to cover the Irish referendum on the fiscal stability treaty. It’s never been an easy topic for the uninitiated: in the past correspondents have had to grapple with … Continue reading