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Just the Facts: Cyprus Bailout Deal, March 2013

In the early hours of the morning of Monday 25 March, Cyprus agreed a last minute bailout deal with the Finance Ministers of the Eurozone.  A €10 billion bailout deal to recapitalise Cypriot banks and to ensure that it remains within the Eurozone was agreed.  Cyprus is now is the […]

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Just the Facts – Horse Meat Scandal, January – March 2013

The horse meat scandal in Ireland and the United Kingdom The presence of horse meat was first discovered by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) under its food fraud programme.  Of the 27 frozen beef burgers tested, 37% tested positive for equine DNA.  The results of these tests were […]

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Just the Facts – Single Bank Supervisor, 19 March 2013

The Irish Presidency of the EU reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on the single EU bank supervisor last Tuesday, 19 March 2013, in Brussels.  This was an agreement between the governments of all 27 EU Member States, the European Commission, the European Parliament, and negotiators representing European […]

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Just the Facts – Maltese General Election, 9 March 2013

Malta’s general election took place on Saturday, 9 March 2013.  The Labour Party defeated the Nationalist Party, which had been in power for 15 years.  Malta, with a population of just over 400,000 people, is the smallest and one of the most successful economies in the Eurozone. With it’s strong […]

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