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#Deficit Sinners

# deficit-sinners - Monday 22 October, 2012

If the EU were one country, it would be breaking its own budget rules

New Eurostat figures show the EU as a whole ran a budget deficit of 4.7pc of its GDP – €180 billion above its limit.

# deficit-sinners - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

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Facebook joke about EU commissioner’s flag gaffe ‘not an official remark’

A comment on the EC’s official Facebook page, saying Gunther Oettinger has “form in the foot in mouth department”, was a joke.

German commissioner insists he doesn’t support ‘half-mast’ idea

Gunther Oettinger says lowering the flags of “default sinners” is an idea already out there – and that he didn’t say he supports it.

# deficit-sinners - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Germany’s EU commissioner wants Irish flag flown at half-mast

Günther Oettinger wants the flags of ‘deficit sinner’ countries – including Ireland – to be at half-mast at all EU institutions.

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