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If the ECB is eager to do a deal – what happens next?

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By Paul Cunningham, Europe Correspondent, in Nicosia It now appears inevitable that the Government will reach a deal with the European Central Bank on lowering the cost to the taxpayer of the highly-expensive Anglo Irish Bank promissory note scheme. ECB … Continue reading

Stuttgart seeking Ireland’s IT talent

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By Tony Connelly, RTE Europe Editor, in Stuttgart Stuttgart may live long in Irish folklore as the place where, in 1988, a certain Ray Houghton put the ball in the English net, but could it become the Promised Land for … Continue reading

Clarity on Ireland and debt, but confusion in the eurozone remains

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  By Paul Cunningham, Europe Correspondent After nine hours of talks by eurozone finance ministers, the Irish Government now knows both the process for the renegotiation of its banking debt and the target date for a decision. A statement after … Continue reading

Double murder trial in Turkey adjourned

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By Paul Cunningham, Europe Correspondent Shannon Graham came to Izmir expecting to come face-to-face with her former boyfriend, Recep Cetin, who is accused of murdering her mother, Marion Graham. Cetin has already told a previous hearing that he was responsible … Continue reading

Two go on trial for double murder in Turkey

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By Paul Cunningham, Europe Correspondent In the ever-sunny Turkish resort of Kusadasi, conversation is returning to last year’s dark double murder of two women from Newry, County Down. In August, shocking news came that regular visitor Marion Graham and her … Continue reading

Eamon Gilmore at the helm of the OSCE

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By Paul Cunningham, Europe Correspondent Ireland is at the helm of a major international organisation and the responsibility for directing policy for its 56 member states falls to Eamon Gilmore. For 2012, he holds the title of Chairperson-in-office of the … Continue reading

Ratko Mladic called to account at The Hague

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By Paul Cunningham, Europe Correspondent, in The Hague Former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic arrived into the chamber today with a look of defiance. He may face 11 counts of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, but he … Continue reading

Anger, despair as Greece struggles under bailout terms

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By Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, in Athens Outside the unemployment office in downtown Athens the mood among applicants is one of grim resignation. “I’m not optimistic I’ll be able to find something soon,” says Bujar Arapi, a 33-year-old construction worker … Continue reading

Stark fault lines emerge over fundamental issues in Europe

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By Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, in Marseille Winston Churchill once said of the Americans that they always did the right thing in the end – once they had exhausted every other option. The questions hanging over this week’s Brussels summit … Continue reading

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