Tag Archives | just the facts

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }