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Money Talks

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

By RTÉ Europe Correspondent Paul Cunningham It’s budget time in Brussels – drafting a trillion euro financial plan for the years 2014 to 2020. EU leaders want agreement by November, and so decision time looms. The EU budget is of … Continue reading

Spanish budget may offer bailout clues

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

By Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, in Madrid Now that the Spanish budget has been presented we should know more about when the government of Mariano Rajoy will move into full bailout mode. The centre-right prime minister has delayed long and … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

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

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

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

Norway braced for mass killer verdict

Posted on by Tony Connelly

By Tony Connelly, RTE Europe Editor, in Oslo On a tiny island with 600 people there aren’t too many places to hide. Vegard Groslie Wennesland, a 28-year-old member of the Norwegian Labour Party’s youth wing was lucky enough to find … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

  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

The EU Summit: Turning Point or Tipping Point?

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By Tony Connelly, RTÉ Europe Editor, Brussels Once again an EU summit is pregnant with a sense of impending disaster, with expectations being lowered all week that a breakthrough can be delivered which will reverse, or even just slow down, … Continue reading

Double murder trial in Turkey adjourned

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

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

Posted on by Ray Donoghue

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

Greece: Sleepwalking to Calamity?

Posted on by Tony Connelly

By Tony Connelly, RTE News Europe Editor, Athens Will Greek voters sleepwalk into a potentially calamitous exit from the euro? Around the world central banks, investors, governments and economists are holding their breath. But in Greece a surreal fatalism infects … Continue reading

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