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Just the Facts – Bulgarian Parliamentary Elections

Parliamentary elections took place in Bulgaria on 12 May 2013.  Preliminary official results released on 14 May show that the centre-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (Gerb) Party, which is led by former Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, received 30.7% of the vote.  The Bulgarian Socialist Party came a […]

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Just the Facts – ECOFIN Meeting, 12-13 April 2013

European Finance Ministers met for two days in Dublin Castle last week to discuss a packed agenda in one of the most high profile meetings of the Irish Presidency so far. The most significant outcome of the meeting from an Irish perspective was the deal struck on Friday to postpone […]

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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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