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# eu-budget - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

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.

# eu-budget - Friday 21 February, 2020

'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”.

# eu-budget - Sunday 31 July, 2016

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.

# eu-budget - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

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”.

# eu-budget - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

'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.

# eu-budget - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

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-budget - Thursday 24 October, 2013

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 - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

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.

# eu-budget - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

European Parliament approves epic €960 billion budget after months of squabbling

The EU budget cuts spending for the first time ever.

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.

# eu-budget - Thursday 27 June, 2013

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 - Friday 21 June, 2013

Gilmore praised for taking "political risks"

Alain Lamassoure said that he will defend the EU budget agreement.

# eu-budget - Saturday 18 May, 2013

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 - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

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 - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

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 - Thursday 28 March, 2013

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 - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

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 - Thursday 28 February, 2013

"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.

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.

# eu-budget - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

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 - Friday 8 February, 2013

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.

The Evening Fix... now with added musical history

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

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.

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 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 - Thursday 7 February, 2013

'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.

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?

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.

# eu-budget - Monday 4 February, 2013

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.

# eu-budget - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

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 - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

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 - Friday 23 November, 2012

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.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s the nine stories you need to know this morning.

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 - Thursday 22 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

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 - Friday 9 November, 2012

EU 2013 budget talks break down

The council of ministers were “unable to negotiate”, a spokesperson said.

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-budget - Thursday 18 October, 2012

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.

# eu-budget - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

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.

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