Brussels thinks tough

The coming budget, and the four-year economic plan which will precede it will be subject to an unprecedented degree of scrutiny from the European Commission

9th October, 2010
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At every European referendum since the first, anti-EU campaigners have warned that every treaty would result in Ireland being ruled from Brussels.

From unlimited abortion to conscription into a European army, there was no limit to the apparent dangers of closer European integration, Irish voters were told. None of these perils have (as yet) materialised. But in 2010, Ireland is now on the verge of being subject to a greater European influence in its affairs...

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