Monday 18 December 2017

Crucial week for the euro


Paris -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel unveil proposals for European treaty changes to "rethink the organisation of Europe".

Dublin -- Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin presents the first part of Budget 2012.

Frankfurt -- The European Central Bank (ECB) reveals how much it spent buying bonds over the previous week.


Dublin -- Minister for Finance Michael Noonan presents the second day of Budget 2012.

Berlin -- US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner arrives in Europe for a whistle-stop tour to discuss efforts to reinforce the euro area, meets German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble.


Paris -- Timothy Geithner meets French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Finance Minister Francois Baroin, before all three travel to Marseille.

Marseille -- Leaders of the centre-right European People's Party meeting for a two-day annual get-together. the group includes Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel.


Frankfurt -- The ECB could cut interest rates again from 1.25pc following a meeting with its Governing Council. Bolder action to stabilise the eurozone will also be discussed.

Marseille -- Day two of the European People's Party conference will be cut short to allow heads of government to leave for an EU leaders' dinner in Brussels.

Rome -- Timothy Geithner meets Italian Prime Minister mario Monti.


Brussels -- Heads of all 27 EU member states meet for a make-or-break summit aimed at ending the eurozone's debt crisis.

Irish Independent

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