Archive for October, 2010

Cross-border healthcare a step closer

Travelling abroad for specialist medical treatment could be considerably easier and cheaper as soon as next year, following a vote by a key committee in Brussels this week. (more…)

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October 28, 2010 at 9:23 pm Leave a comment

Budget deficit date ‘flies in the face’ of Lisbon

The EU-imposed deadline for Ireland to reduce its budget deficit to three per cent by 2014 was slated this week as ‘utterly Utopian’ and ‘disastrous’ by several Irish MEPs who demanded that the timeline be extended. (more…)

October 28, 2010 at 9:22 pm Leave a comment

EU plans for greener vans ‘not ambitious enough’

New rules which will force manufacturers to make vans more environmentally-friendly are ‘disappointing’ and ‘not tough enough’, an Irish MEP said this week. (more…)

October 28, 2010 at 9:21 pm Leave a comment

Icelandic fishermen over-fishing mackerel

Iceland could jeopardize its bid to join the EU if it continues to over-fish mackerel, an Irish MEP has warned. (more…)

October 25, 2010 at 10:45 pm Leave a comment

Presidential hopefuls staying mum

Two Irish MEPs who have been widely tipped to run for the Áras are insisting that they have had no conversations with their party leaders about any presidential ambitions. (more…)

October 25, 2010 at 10:43 pm Leave a comment

Give EU a seat at United Nations

An Irish MEP has this week called for a special position to be allocated to the European Union at the United Nations. (more…)

October 21, 2010 at 10:38 pm Leave a comment

Late payments rule must be properly policed

New legislation aimed at putting an end to late payment of bills for goods and services will only work if it is adequately enforced by member states, the European Parliament was told this week. (more…)

October 21, 2010 at 10:37 pm Leave a comment

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