Burton defends President Higgins's criticisms of European strategy

Social protection minister Joan Burton has strongly endorsed the sentiments expressed by President Michael D Higgins in his criticism of EU leaders' fiscal policy.

4th May, 2013

Social protection minister Joan Burton has strongly endorsed the sentiments expressed by President Michael D Higgins in his criticism of EU leaders' fiscal policy and failure to address economic growth and unemployment.

In a robust defence of the president's interview with the Financial Times, Burton said that she and others in the Labour Party had pointed to the need for the EU to boost investment, growth and employment.

While the president's comments were criticised as...

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