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    1. 14 hours ago

      Eurozone approves Greek reform proposal

      The new Greek government cleared one of its final hurdles to extending its €172bn bailout for another four months when...

    2. February 20, 2015

      Finance chiefs draw up Greek bailout text

      Negotiations led by Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister who chairs the eurogroup of 19 eurozone finance...

    1. February 19, 2015

      Germans rebuff Greek ‘Trojan horse’

      Athens’ chances of finding itself without an EU financial backstop in one week will come down to a bitter face-off in...

    2. February 17, 2015

      European markets shrug off collapse of Greek talks

      European financial markets have largely shrugged off a breakdown in talks between the Greek government and its eurozone...

    3. February 12, 2015

      Merkel keeps up the heat on Greece

      Angela Merkel, German chancellor, reiterated her government’s hardline stance on Greece’s options for a fiscal rescue,...

    4. Brussels Blog

      February 12, 2015

      UPDATED: The (almost) agreed statement on Greece

      [UPDATE] In response to our post below, the Greek government this morning has denied it ever agreed to the text we got our...

    5. February 8, 2015

      No extension to Greek bailout, says Tsipras

      Speech highlights • Declares bailout has been cancelled ‘by its own failure’ • First goal is a ‘bridge agreement’ with...

    6. January 30, 2015

      Greece will no longer deal with ‘troika’, Yanis Varoufakis says

      Greece will no longer co-operate with the “troika” of international lenders that has overseen its four-year bailout...

    7. January 30, 2015

      Greece hires Lazard to advise on debt

      The Greek government has hired US investment bank Lazard to advise it on its debt burden as it prepares to enter talks with...

    8. FT Alphaville

      January 30, 2015

      The many faces of Jeroen Dijsselbloem

      It’s Friday. You probably can’t wait for the weekend after a tough week. Judging by his expressions in the above video (H/T...

    9. January 29, 2015

      Alexis Tsipras to hold talks in Athens with eurogroup chairman

      Greece’s new anti-austerity government will have its first face-to-face encounter with the eurozone on Friday as concerns...

    10. December 8, 2014

      Greek premier calls snap presidential election

      Prime minister Antonis Samaras has called a snap presidential election in a high-stakes bid to retain power despite his...

    11. October 27, 2014

      European banks: life after the AQR

      “I definitely think the banking crisis is behind us,” said the Dutch finance minister on Sunday of the results trickling in...

    12. October 24, 2014

      David Cameron angry over €2.1bn EU surcharge

      David Cameron has lashed out at the EU, saying a €2.1bn surcharge for the UK was “unjustified”, even as it emerged that...

    13. October 14, 2014

      Greece bond yields jump back above 7%

      Greek long-term borrowing costs jumped above 7 per cent for the first time in months amid concerns about political...

    14. September 12, 2014

      Eurozone leaders warn on fiscal rules

      Eurozone leaders warned the currency bloc risks facing a new market backlash if it strays from its fiscal rules, an apparent...

    15. July 16, 2014

      Q&A: The confusing contest for the EU’s top jobs

      After Tuesday’s official coronation of Jean-Claude Juncker as the next president of the European Commission, EU leaders at a...

    16. June 24, 2014

      Juncker’s management style stirs doubt as summit nears

      After serving as personal chauffeur to Luxembourg’s prime minister for more than a decade, Roger Mandé dreamt of a more...

    17. June 6, 2014

      War of words on BNP Paribas reaches a roar

      The transatlantic war of words over BNP Paribas and whether it should be fined for violating US financial sanctions reached...

    18. April 3, 2014

      Anger simmers in Cyprus despite bailout ‘success’

      Jeroen Dijsselbloem was not expecting a warm welcome, and he did not receive one. Seated at the front of a cavernous lecture...

    19. Brussels Blog

      December 18, 2013

      Banking union: the limits of the backstops deal

      ECB chief Mario Draghi, left, with eurogroup chair Jeroen Dijsselbloem at last night's meeting Whenever it comes to eurozone...

    20. Brussels Blog

      December 17, 2013

      Coming banking union storm: leaked points of friction

      Wolfgang Schäuble, centre, last week with Jeroen Dijsselbloem, right, and Dutch aide Hans Vijlbrief EU finance ministers...

    21. Brussels Blog

      December 16, 2013

      Dutch banking revolt: Dijsselbloem vs Borg round II

      Are the Dutch attempting to lead a mutiny on bank reform? It is hard to tell whether the objections are serious enough to...

    22. December 5, 2013

      Eurogroup chief seeks to break impasse on banking union

      Deep divisions over European banking union should be overcome by “splitting up” a proposal on handling ailing lenders, the...

    23. November 1, 2013

      Dutch government profits from ING bailout

      The Netherlands’ government will turn a €400m profit on the sale of US subprime mortgage-backed securities that it took over...

    24. October 28, 2013

      Dijsselbloem says budget extensions should be tied to reform

      Eurozone countries should only be allowed more time to bring wayward budgets into line if they agree to EU-recommended...

    25. September 17, 2013

      King’s speech to parliament heralds end of Dutch welfare state

      The Netherlands’ newly inaugurated King Willem-Alexander has made his first annual appearance before parliament one to...

    26. FT Alphaville

      September 5, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, NEWS US consumers are buying new cars at the fastest pace since the beginning of the financial...

    27. July 12, 2013

      Netherlands may need to compensate SNS Reaal shareholders

      A court’s ruling that the Netherlands may need to compensate shareholders for the nationalisation of Dutch bancassurer SNS...

    28. July 11, 2013

      Dutch minister pledges to crack down on financial sector bonuses

      Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch minister of finance, has condemned Rabobank’s promise of €33m in retention bonuses to senior...

    29. FT Alphaville

      July 11, 2013

      Reaal resurrection?

      You’re Jeroen Dijsselbloem. You expropriate subordinated bondholders of a Dutch bank, SNS Reaal — insisting that the bonds...

    30. Brussels Blog

      July 11, 2013

      Is Greece’s bailout running out of cash? Part 2

      Greek finance minister Stournaras, left, with IMF chief Lagarde at Monday's eurogroup meeting In an interview with five...

    31. June 30, 2013

      Dutch bonus rules to crunch fund market pay

      The Netherlands plans to introduce the strictest cap on bonuses for financial services staff in Europe, prompting several...

    32. Brussels Blog

      June 26, 2013

      Is Greece's bailout running out of cash?

      Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras, centre, holds a cabinet meeting this week. Just how off track is Greece’s €172bn...

    33. June 20, 2013

      IMF to suspend aid payments to Greece unless bailout hole plugged

      The International Monetary Fund is preparing to suspend aid payments to Greece by the end of next month unless eurozone...

    34. June 7, 2013

      Dutch scrap high-speed train deal and ask Italians for money back

      The Dutch government and the national railway company have cancelled a €336m contract for high-speed, Amsterdam-Brussels...

    35. Brussels Blog

      May 31, 2013

      Did Berlin throw Dijsselbloem under the bus?

      Dijsselbloem, right, meeting Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras in Athens this morning. As part of the big Franco-German...

    36. May 23, 2013

      Urenco privatisation given go-ahead by Dutch authorities

      The Dutch government on Thursday removed the final obstacle to a full privatisation of Urenco, saying it would join other...

    37. FT Alphaville

      May 7, 2013

      Capital controls: "unfortunate, but inevitable"

      Still time (at pixel) to listen to Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem defend the Cyprus bailout in front of some...

    38. April 14, 2013

      Cyprus: Storm in a Mediterranean tea cup?

      Is Cyprus a template for the rest of the eurozone? European leaders have been rushing to deny it, after Jeroen Dijsselbloem,...

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