Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# EU Budget

All time
# EU recovery fund
Explainer: Will Ireland be a 'net contributor' to the EU's €750 billion recovery fund?
Member states will have to produce national recovery plans to access the funds.
# No deal
'We can't accept it': The EU budget summit has ended without agreement
Leo Varadkar had said that the budget proposal as it stood was “not something [Ireland] can accept”.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Is Frances Fitzgerald right about Ireland's financial gain from the EU?
Big numbers, big claims – FactCheck is here to find out what’s what.
# leprechaun economics
We might have to give the EU an extra €280 million because of those inflated GDP figures
The massive 26% hike in GDP was decried by one financial journalist as a “work of Irish fiction”.
'A great day for Europe': MEPs approve EU's budget for the next seven years
The agreement brings to near conclusion a lengthy process of getting 28 member states to agree on its spending priorities for the coming years.
# Brussels
EU Budget for 2014 agreed after marathon overnight talks
A 400 million fund to help countries hit by flooding and drought had been one of the main stumbling blocks in the negotiations.
# EU
Taoiseach to attend EU Council meeting with migration top of the agenda
The issue of migration will be discussed by EU leaders following the recent drownings in the Mediterranean.
# EU Budget
EU avoids its own shutdown after MEPs agree to fill €2.7bn funding shortfall
The emergency finance is needed because revenue from import duties fell below EU forecasts.
# Finally
European Parliament approves epic €960 billion budget after months of squabbling
The EU budget cuts spending for the first time ever.
# Youth Unemployment
When Enda met Angela: Merkel to host Taoiseach in round table meeting
Youth unemployment is top of the agenda at a round table summit in the German capital today.
Deal reached on seven year, EU trillion-euro budget
Enda Kenny welcomed an agreement and said it was an important day for “youth, the unemployed and the impoverished”.
# EU Budget
Gilmore praised for taking "political risks"
Alain Lamassoure said that he will defend the EU budget agreement.
Aaron McKenna: Money, Money, Must Be Funny In A Eurocrat's World
Bailed-out Ireland is to contribute an additional €90 million to the European Union to help plug a shortfall in its 2013 budget. Ludicrous? Yes – but it’s hardly a blip on the radar of incongruity that is the EU’s funny money parade, writes Aaron McKenna.
# EU Budget
Ireland to contribute over €90 million extra to EU budget for 2013
The contribution is part of an overall contribution of €7.3 billion to cover a spending shortfall from 2012.
# EU Budget
EU budget: Following talks, leaders agree to hold more talks
EU leaders agreed to hold further discussions on agreeing a budget for the next seven years as well as plugging a shortfall in this year’s finances following negotiations, chaired by Ireland, in Brussels.
# EU Budget
Ireland likely to contribute additional €100 million due to EU budget shortfall
THE EU is looking for an additional €11.2 billion from its member states to cover unpaid claims from 2012.
# EU Budget
MEPs shoot down leaders' proposals for seven-year EU budget
The budget for 2014 to 2020 was comprehensively beaten in a vote by MEPs, whose president Martin Schulz welcomed the vote.
# EU Budget
"You are a privileged generation" - Barroso to TCD audience
José Manuel Barroso also said he was “confident” that the United Kingdom would choose to remain a part of the European Union after its upcoming referendum.
# Austerity
Barroso: 'We can see light at the end of the tunnel'
The President of the European Parliament affirms, however, that MEPs will probably not pass the EU’s draft seven-year Budget.
# 50 First Days
7 things Ireland has done in the first 50 days of its EU presidency
It’s February 19 – and the 50th day of Ireland’s tenure at the helm of the Council of the European Union.
# EU Budget
Kenny: EU budget 'a good deal for Ireland and a good deal for Europe'
The Taoiseach has welcomed a deal limiting EU spending between 2014 and 2020 to €960 billion.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added musical history
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Non!
European Parliament leaders: We will veto hard-fought EU budget
The leaders of the four main groups say ‘non’ to the deal – making it virtually impossible for Ireland to steer it past MEPs.
# EU Budget
Leaders strike a deal on EU budget until 2020
The deal comes in spite of what were seen as key differences between France and the UK over the EU’s fiscal future.
# EU Budget
EU leaders battle over budget at tough summit
Countries like Britain are insisting that the EU has to make the same drastic cuts that member nations are making in their own budgets.
# EU Budget
'It might be a late night': EU leaders bunker down for budget talks
European Council president Herman van Rompuy hasn’t yet found common ground on a seven-year EU Budget.
# Facts and Figures
What's on the table for the 2014-2020 EU budget?
As EU leaders gather in Brussels for the first of a two-day summit, just what is at stake, and where is the money going to come from?
# Poverty
Oxfam Ireland fears EU budget cuts will leave millions in poverty
The charity said that the €6.1 billion which is set to be cut could instead help lift 4.6 million people out of extreme poverty.
Column: Eyes on Ireland to defend the EU aid budget
Bill Gates was right to highlight global poverty with Enda Kenny during his recent visit to Dublin – because Ireland is the country charged with brokering an agreement on overseas aid, writes Hans Zomer.
# Bill Gates
Bill Gates to meet with Taoiseach, Tánaiste and President tomorrow
The Microsoft founder and philanthropist is also reported to be meeting Bono on his visit to Ireland tomorrow.
# EU Budget
EU considering calling summit next month on seven-year budget
Herman van Rompuy is canvassing member states to ask whether he should call another summit on the budget in February.
# EU Budget
EU budget summit 'ends without deal'
The talks resumed today but officials from several delegations said no deal had been sealed for the bloc’s next long-term budget.
# EU Budget
EU budget talks head into second day but no deal yet
Angela Merkel is doubtful as to whether a deal can be reached as the leaders of the 27 EU members meet again today.
# EU Budget
Taoiseach and EU leaders gathering for budget summit
EU leaders are to spend the day and probably tomorrow discussing their budget for the next seven years.
# EU Budget
EU 2013 budget talks break down
The council of ministers were “unable to negotiate”, a spokesperson said.
# EU
Brian Hayes in Brussels to discuss EU budget
The Minister of State will meet with other EU finance ministers to discus the bloc’s budget for the coming year.
# EU summit
EU summit: Merkel backs EU budget control
While not originally on the agenda, there is speculation Spain may ask for a limited bailout in Brussels.
# Agriculture
Farmers hold 'Day of Action' to secure EU agricultural funding
Over 10,000 farmers are expected at a demonstration against possible cuts to the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.