Comment: EU budgets shape our future more than US elections
The compelling spectacle of American politics will influence our economy far less than the unglamorous policy debates playing out within the European Union
Since November 3 we have been looking west towards the political drama in the US, but this week’s developments in Europe will have greater practical consequences for us.
Pierre Larrouturou is a Frenchman who is reported to have gone on hunger strike just over a fortnight ago in an attempt to force the European Union to include taxes on financial transactions in its multiannual budget. Larrouturou is a long-standing member of the European Parliament...
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Comment: G20 powers must coax China back to the table
The US, in particular, must adopt a more conciliatory stance
Editorial: Farewell Angela Merkel and don’t worry, we’ll be okay
Things may be looking grim as the veteran chancellor bows out, but in spite of its problems, the EU is still a beacon of stability and prosperity in the world
Editorial: State must take radical action to meet climate targets
The revelation that Ireland is to increase its greenhouse emissions this year puts the government under renewed pressure over its climate plans
John Walsh: Ireland will not have energy security until it faces some unpopular truths
With the issue becoming ever more urgent, our leaders can’t afford to shirk difficult choices on alternative sources such as offshore wind and liquified natural gas to ensure a stable power supply