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Kenny kow-tows to Brussels and ordinary people pay the price – Adams

Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has accused the Irish Government of kow-towing to a right-wing ideology and of being shamefully uncritical and subservient to Brussels. Teachta Adams said it did not suit EU leaders, including Taoiseach Enda Kenny, to … Continue reading

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Adams slams Kenny comments on Greece

Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has slammed comments by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in relation to the Greek economic crisis. Enda Kenny said the Irish Government will not support debt relief for Greece at talks in Brussels and criticised Greek … Continue reading

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Health Care Collapse in Greece Spells Troika ‘Genocide’

The genocidal “reforms” of the Greek health-care system continue to its collapse. Mandated by the Troika of the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary fund health-care expenditures dropped by 25% between 2009 and 2012. Outlays on … Continue reading

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Euro’s Scorched Earth: Mezzogiorno Will Lose 2 Million Youth in Coming Years

The 2013 Report by the southern Italy think-tank Svimez, the Association for the Industrial Development of the Mezzogiorno, says that “by 2065, two million of those under 44 will disappear due to the drop in births, unemployment, and new emigrations. … Continue reading

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Troika Headed for Divorce Court?

After a scathing IMF report this week blaming the European Union for wrecking the Greek bailout, there is growing speculation that the Troika—the IMF, the European Commission, and the European Central Bank—is headed for a messy divorce. In response to … Continue reading

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Muscardini Files Query to EC: Is Bankia the Future for All EU Savers?

Member of European Parliament (MEP) Cristiana Muscardini (Italy) filed the following Question to the EU Commission on Wednesday to provoke a response as to whether the Bankia scenario is the future for all EU savers. Muscardini asked if the Commission … Continue reading

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Ireland Could Be the One To Say ‘No!’ to the Troika

This article appeared in EIR Volume 40, Number 21, May 24, 2013 Nessa Childers is a member of the European Parliament representing the East constituency of the Republic of Ireland. She was interviewed by EIR’s Nina Ogden and Gene Douglas, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Austerity Policy Only Makes Things Worse

This article appeared in EIR Volume 40, Number 22, May 31, 2013 by Nina Ogden Through their many constitutional referenda on EU treaty changes, the Republic of Ireland has long been a battleground in the war between the European Union’s … Continue reading

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Unemployment, Hunger, Malnutrition Wrack Europe

The International Labor Organization (ILO) has issued it annual “World of Work” report, which warns that rising unemployment, and increasing length of period unemployed, is creating a serious risk of social unrest and political explosions, especially in the EU countries. … Continue reading

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Senator Kathryn Reilly: Howlin using ‘threats’ and ‘bully boy tactics’ to force through Bill to cut pay

May 30, 2013 Speaking during the Seanad debate on the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Bill 2013 Senator Kathryn Reilly accused Brendan Howlin of using ‘bully-boy tactics’ and ‘threats’ to get public sector workers to support the Beggars … Continue reading

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