EUROPE has betrayed Ireland over commitments to ease the cost of saving banks, opposition politicians have claimed. The allegation was levelled after European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso claimed that ...
GLOBAL ratings agency Standard & Poor's has cut the EU's long-term rating, citing concerns about how the bloc's budget was financed. But officials in Brussels dismissed the move, saying S&P had recently downgraded the Netherlands and has ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Irish Independent
TAOISEACH Enda Kenny is insisting the government bid to get back-dated funding for the cost of the banking bailout is still on, despite an unprecedented attack on Ireland by the EU's top official.
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The Standard Poor’s rating agency stripped the European Union of its triple A credit rating in the wake of a bitter budget battle and the debt problems afflicting a number of its members. FULL ARTICLE AT The Telegram
(AP) — Missouri's resumption of executions after controversy over its lethal injection protocol was the top story of 2013, according to a survey of Associated Press reporters and editors. The state, once among the nation's more active death penalty ... FULL ARTICLE AT San Antonio Express-News
WASHINGTON - British and U.S. spy agencies targeted the office of an Israeli prime minister, the heads of international aid organisations and a European Union official who oversees antitrust issues involving U.S. technology firms, according to secret documents.FULL ARTICLE AT The Age
Neonicotinoid pesticides that are widely used on crops in Canada could have adverse affects on the human nervous system, the European Food Safety Authority declared this week . The chemicals, used to treat corn, soybean and canola seeds, have previously been ... FULL ARTICLE AT Toronto Star
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 member states, located primarily in Europe. It was established by the Treaty of Maastricht on 1 November 1993, upon the foundations of the pre-existing European Economic Community. With almost 500 million citizens, the EU combined generates an estimated 30% share (US$16.8 trillion in 2007) of the nominal gross world product.
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