Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc has won a lacklustre victory in Germany’s national election while the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany party managed a triumphant entry into parliament, projections have shown.
Mon, 25 Sep, 2017
Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be “unable” to take any questions on the controversial Fennelly report into decades of garda phone tapping when it is published today as he will be in Germany at a long-arranged meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Thu, 06 Apr, 2017
The German parliament approved a third bailout for Greece yesterday after finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, said the country should get “a new start”, while in Athens the government agonised over whether to call a snap election.
Thu, 20 Aug, 2015
IT is becoming increasingly difficult to tell fact from propaganda, ideologically driven positioning from the uncoloured and unattractive reality faced by ordinary Greeks struggling to live basic, decent and dignified lives. It is becoming increasingly difficult to tell political ambition or dogma, national or individual, from the pressing humanitarian needs generated by the deepening crisis.
Wed, 08 Jul, 2015
European indices ended the week mostly higher, with Ireland 1.1% better off, outperforming the region. Greece closed 2.7% lower after the German Bundestag approved the four-month extension of the bailout programme. Of note, there were rumours circulating late in the afternoon that Piraeus Bank ATMs in Athens were running out of cash, a rumour swiftly denied by its chief financial officer.
Sat, 28 Feb, 2015