German politicians get first look at Irish EU review

UPDATE: in unpublished documents seen in Germany, the EU warned that more Irish budget cuts may be needed in 2012 to meet targets on deficit reduction.

29th February, 2012
EU: "The growth outlook could continue to deteriorate significantly."

Sinn Fein Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty has described as “deeply troubling” reports that the German Parliament’s finance committee was discussing the as-yet unpublished European Commission review of the Irish bailout programme.

Bloomberg News had reported that these discussions included talk of a possible mini budget for Ireland in 2012.

“It is deeply troubling that yet again German parliamentarians know more about the details of the troika’s austerity programme in Ireland that elected...

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