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New European Budget


statsman

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It looks like a deal has been done and a new budget will be struck today/this weekend.

It might be interesting to have a rolling news thread on this, especially as it impacts on Ireland.

Let's start with a bit of not very good news.

RTÉ News ‏@rtenews

EU peace programme budget for Northern Ireland has been reduced from €225 million in the initial draft to €150 million. #eubudget
https://twitter.com/rtenews

I wonder will this have much of an impact on jobs up north?
 

Howya

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There was some reference to the Southern countries including France campagining hard for the agri component not to be touched so that should help Ireland.
 

sondagefaux

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Will €75 million make a huge difference? Any idea of how much Ireland's going to get from the 'jobs' fund? If we get a big enough slice of that pie, it could make a real difference to unemployment rates.
 

kkkkkkkkkk

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did Lucinda leak the european budget also !!!
 

statsman

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Will €75 million make a huge difference? Any idea of how much Ireland's going to get from the 'jobs' fund? If we get a big enough slice of that pie, it could make a real difference to unemployment rates.
Probably not, but psychologically a 33% cut looks bad. Maybe it should be seen as a sign of 'normalisation'?
 

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Judging by recent events the less money thrown at the "Gathering" up north the better. How much of the €75million saving is going back into the ROI coffers.
 

ruserious

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Has drummed been seen running to the hills? CAP...
 

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Also, it's far from a done deal yet - the budget still has to be approved by the European Parliament.
I loved how Martin Schulz, the EP chair, opposed making cuts to Rumpy's draft. "EU must not be forced to live on debt."

I wonder, might there be a point now a tad bit missed?
 

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RTÉ News ‏@rtenews

EU leaders are returning to the Council building in Brussels where they are due to resume budget discussions after a 2 hour adjournment.
Not done yet, so.
 

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Not done yet, so.
If David Cameron has secured a budget reduction and clipped the wings of the C.A.P. couch potato then it is a massive victory for him.
 

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If David Cameron has secured a budget reduction and clipped the wings of the C.A.P. couch potato then it is a massive victory for him.
Although I wonder what this will bode for the future of the EU as the entire pro-EU argument in most of the EU is the handouts and the ability to overspend.
 

statsman

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If David Cameron has secured a budget reduction and clipped the wings of the C.A.P. couch potato then it is a massive victory for him.
Let's wait for the details. They'll want to throw him something to keep the UK in.
 

Cassandra Syndrome

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It looks like a deal has been done and a new budget will be struck today/this weekend.

It might be interesting to have a rolling news thread on this, especially as it impacts on Ireland.

Let's start with a bit of not very good news.

EU peace programme budget for Northern Ireland has been reduced from €225 million in the initial draft to €150 million.

I wonder will this have much of an impact on jobs up north?
Where will the funds for the €150 Million to €225 Million expenditure budget come from to begin with?
 

SilverSpurs

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It looks like a deal has been done and a new budget will be struck today/this weekend.

It might be interesting to have a rolling news thread on this, especially as it impacts on Ireland.

Let's start with a bit of not very good news.



https://twitter.com/rtenews

I wonder will this have much of an impact on jobs up north?
The spectator magazine covered this point in a recent editorial on the flag riots. Tony Blair showered the North with goodies that pacified the masses, now reality is biting hard in the north and zero sum is back with a vengence. Those on the second bottom step (poor protestants) will turn on those on the bottom step (poor catholics).
 
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