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Just the Facts – Irish Corporate Tax

In recent times Ireland has come into the spotlight internationally because of the rate at which corporate tax is applied in this country.  Corporate tax is a complicated issue and needs to be looked at comprehensively to understand why it has been in the international spotlight of late. What is […]

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Just the Facts – Women’s Economic Engagement in Europe

Gender equality is an area of great importance in the EU; in fact it is one of the EU’s founding ideals, going back to when the principle of equal pay for equal work was introduced in the Treaty of Rome.  This year, the Irish Presidency of the Council of Europe […]

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Just the Facts – Croatian Accession to the EU

Croatia is set to become the EU’s twenty eighth Member State on the 1 July 2013. The entry of a new member into the European Union is a four-stage process. First, a country has to apply for membership. Second, an applicant country’s institutions and practices are reviewed on technical and […]

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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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