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Just the Facts: Late Payments Directive | Tánaiste Briefing | Czech Election

Late Payments Directive 2011/7/EU On the 15 January, the European Commission held a briefing seminar in Dublin on the Late Payments Directive.  This directive applies to all payments for commercial transactions and is a recast of an older directive from 2000, which was failing to combat the problem of late […]

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Just the Facts: Czech Presidential Election

First Round 11-12 January 2013 On the 11 and 12 January 2013, the first round of Presidential elections took place in the Czech Republic. This is the first time that a President has ever been directly elected by the Czech people following a change to the electoral law in February […]

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Just the Facts: January Governing Council of the ECB 10 January 2013

Economic Outlook Last week, the Governing Council of the ECB met in Frankfurt for their first meeting of 2013. At the press conference following the meeting, President of the ECB, Mario Draghi announced that it had been decided unanimously not to change the key ECB interest rates.  The reason for […]

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Just the Facts: European Council Summit 13-14 December 2012

Economic Policy On Thursday 13 and Friday 14 December, the European Council held its December Summit, attended by the Heads of State of the 27 EU Member States, along with President of the Council, Herman Van Rompuy; President of the Commission, José Manuel Barroso and the High Representative for Foreign […]

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