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#Deficit Sinners

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If the EU were one country, it would be breaking its own budget rules
# Deficit Sinners
# Deficit Sinners

If the EU were one country, it would be breaking its own budget rules

Oct 22nd 2012, 9:07 PM 5,839 Views 17 Comments

New Eurostat figures show the EU as a whole ran a budget deficit of 4.7pc of its GDP – €180 billion above its limit.

Facebook joke about EU commissioner’s flag gaffe ‘not an official remark’
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From The Daily Edge
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Facebook joke about EU commissioner’s flag gaffe ‘not an official remark’

Sep 14th 2011, 1:54 PM 921 Views 1 Comment

A comment on the EC’s official Facebook page, saying Gunther Oettinger has “form in the foot in mouth department”, was a joke.

German commissioner insists he doesn’t support ‘half-mast’ idea
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German commissioner insists he doesn’t support ‘half-mast’ idea

Sep 14th 2011, 11:51 AM 1,714 Views 15 Comments

Gunther Oettinger says lowering the flags of “default sinners” is an idea already out there – and that he didn’t say he supports it.

Germany’s EU commissioner wants Irish flag flown at half-mast
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# Deficit Sinners

Germany’s EU commissioner wants Irish flag flown at half-mast

Sep 13th 2011, 1:27 PM 10,749 Views 157 Comments

Günther Oettinger wants the flags of ‘deficit sinner’ countries – including Ireland – to be at half-mast at all EU institutions.