Archive for February, 2011

Irish businesses denied chance of EU expansion

Munster MEP Sean Kelly has lambasted the government for failing to implement a key European law that would make it easier for Irish companies to do business in other member states. (more…)

February 17, 2011 at 5:11 pm 1 comment

Ireland’s debt is EU’s problem

A Dublin MEP has warned that the entire eurozone will go into meltdown unless Ireland’s EU/IMF bailout is renegotiated by the next government. (more…)

February 17, 2011 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

New law will give bus passengers more rights

Private and public bus operators across the EU will soon have to offer passengers compensation if a journey is delayed or if luggage gets lost or damaged, under a new rule approved by the European Parliament this week. (more…)

February 17, 2011 at 5:06 pm 1 comment

MEPs dismiss idea of common retirement age

A proposal by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to introduce an EU-wide retirement age of 67 years has been rejected by the European Parliament. (more…)

February 17, 2011 at 5:05 pm Leave a comment

Huge opportunities for Irish products in South Korea

Irish whiskey, pork and dairy products have been singled out as key growth areas for Ireland’s export trade to South Korea, which is expected to surge under the EU’s first Free Trade Agreement with an Asian economy. (more…)

February 17, 2011 at 5:02 pm Leave a comment

Speculators partly to blame for rising food prices

International speculators who invest in commodities like grain could be responsible for exaggerating price hikes in foodstuffs across the world, an Irish MEP said this week. (more…)

February 17, 2011 at 5:01 pm Leave a comment

Number’s up for Higgins

The EU-wide emergency number – 112 – should be emblazoned on the side of garda cars, ambulances and fire engines, under a proposal put forward by Northwest MEP Jim Higgins this week. (more…)

February 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

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