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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Jose Manuel Barroso

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Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe
The former prime minister of Luxembourg is part of a developing crisis that threatens to be one of the greatest faced by the European Union.
# Back to the drawing board
Does this man know how to fix the Eurozone?
A former advisor to Jose Manuel Barroso says the only way to save Europe is to change direction.
# Liadh Ní Riada
SF Ireland South candidate: "We have to put up with the fact that we're part of Europe"
Liadh Ní Riada says she’s determined to work within the structures of the EU to help Ireland access further funds for job creation.
# European People's Party
Here's why Angela Merkel and loads of other top EU leaders will be in Dublin today
The two-day European People’s Party congress gets under way at the Convention Centre in Dublin later today.
Barroso: 'The European Commission is one of Ireland's best friends'
In a speech to be delivered tomorrow night in Cork, the European Commission President praises the “sacrifices” Irish families have made.
# honoured
Barroso to receive honorary doctorate from UCC
The European Commission president is due to give a 25-minute speech at the ceremony.
# indyref
TDs to brief Scots on EU membership but have 'no desire to impact' referendum
Scottish MSPs looking at independence proposals will hold a video conference this morning with Oireachtas members.
# indyref
Alex Salmond has come out fighting after EU warning about Scottish independence
The Scottish First Minister has said that not recognising the result would be anti-democratic.
# bank debt
'We need to know what the strategy is': FF urges government to push for debt deal
“We need to know what the strategy is. At the moment we’re really in a vacuum,” Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson Michael McGrath said today.
# Eurozone crisis
'Ireland wasn't a victim of the Euro, the Euro was a victim of Ireland's banks'- Barroso
The European Commission President didn’t mince his words last night.
# Enda's choice
Taoiseach: I fully expect to lead Fine Gael into the next election
Enda Kenny is “flattered” by being linked to two top European jobs that become available next year, but has insisted he intends to lead his party into the next general election.
'A great day for Europe': MEPs approve EU's budget for the next seven years
The agreement brings to near conclusion a lengthy process of getting 28 member states to agree on its spending priorities for the coming years.
# Enda's choice
There's something about Enda: Taoiseach 'being seriously talked about' for EU job
Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has confirmed that his party leader is being talked about in Brussels as a possible European Commission or European Council president.
# EU Budget
EU avoids its own shutdown after MEPs agree to fill €2.7bn funding shortfall
The emergency finance is needed because revenue from import duties fell below EU forecasts.
# phone bill
Roaming charges in the EU could be banned soon
The new legislative package launched today could bring the end to roaming charges and compulsory 24 month contracts.
# Sanctions
Iceland PM hits back in mackerel fishing row
Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson says that any EU sanctions would violate international trade law.
# EU2013
Enda Kenny: Anglo Tapes are a thunderbolt
They have also damaged Ireland’s reputation, according to the Taoiseach.
Deal reached on seven year, EU trillion-euro budget
Enda Kenny welcomed an agreement and said it was an important day for “youth, the unemployed and the impoverished”.
# G8
Awkward Family Photo of the Day: G8 leaders pose for traditional snap
It’s known as the family photo. Some family.
# G8
G8 leaders agree to negotiate 'the biggest bilateral trade deal in history'
Following negotiations today, EU and US leaders have agreed to hold more negotiations on a massive trade deal.
# G8
Who's who: Meet the nine men and one woman who make up the G8 leaders
Eight heads of government, and two EU presidents make up the G8 leaders who are gathering in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow.
# G8
Everything you need to know about the G8, but were afraid to ask
A gathering of some of the world’s most powerful people is happening up the road in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow. But what’s it all about?
# European Union
The next head of the European Commission will probably be chosen in Dublin
The European People’s Party, the biggest group in the European Parliament, is choosing its candidate in Dublin.
# predict a riot
PHOTOS: PSNI undergo riot training ahead of G8 summit
A massive security effort is being organised ahead of the arrival of world leaders like Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and David Cameron to Enniskillen later this month.
# Talking tax
Leaders back EU’s plan to attack ‘tax planning’ by the end of 2013
The heads of the 27 EU member states have called for ‘rapid progress’ on plans to stop companies abusing international structures.
# EU Budget
EU budget: Following talks, leaders agree to hold more talks
EU leaders agreed to hold further discussions on agreeing a budget for the next seven years as well as plugging a shortfall in this year’s finances following negotiations, chaired by Ireland, in Brussels.
# Soul-searching
Barroso: Austerity is 'fundamentally right' - but is approaching its limits
The European Commission president says, however, it is an ‘unacceptable prejudice’ to blame some countries for others’ problems.
# Dia duit Jose
The Queen, Obama and now Barroso... they've all had a go at cúpla focail
They’ll be reading Peig and jigging around next.
# EU Budget
"You are a privileged generation" - Barroso to TCD audience
José Manuel Barroso also said he was “confident” that the United Kingdom would choose to remain a part of the European Union after its upcoming referendum.
# Austerity
Barroso: 'We can see light at the end of the tunnel'
The President of the European Parliament affirms, however, that MEPs will probably not pass the EU’s draft seven-year Budget.
# choose growth
Speaking in Dublin, EC President urges Europe to ‘choose growth’
José Manuel Barroso also said that combating youth unemployment was a priority for the European Commission.
# Budget 2014
IBEC appeals for 'no more taxes' to try and ease austerity
The employers’ group says ordinary people have been hit with enough new charges and taxes, and can’t handle any more.
# Promissory notes
Failure on debt deal would have 'catastrophic effect on Ireland' - Tánaiste
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will address world leaders – including Angela Merkel – in Chile today as hopes for a deal on Ireland’s bank debt took a blow last night and the opposition criticised the government’s lack of openness.
# EU2013
European Commissioners to visit Dublin as part of presidency
All 27 members of the European Commission are in town to meet members of the Irish government in Dublin Castle.
# Winning
Pics: European Union collects the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo
Taoiseach Enda Kenny was among the great and the good at a ceremony in the Norwegian capital today to mark the awarding of the prize to the bloc.
# EU Budget
Taoiseach and EU leaders gathering for budget summit
EU leaders are to spend the day and probably tomorrow discussing their budget for the next seven years.
# Nobel Prize
EU to donate Nobel prize money to children affected by war
The EU has also announced an art competition for young people, whose winners will attend the Nobel awards ceremony in Oslo.
# EU summit
EU summit: Merkel backs EU budget control
While not originally on the agenda, there is speculation Spain may ask for a limited bailout in Brussels.
# Brussels
European health commissioner John Dalli resigns over lobbying allegations
The EU’s anti-fraud office has begun investigations into whether Dalli was open to lobbying and bribery on tobacco plans.
# current affairs
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Children’s hospital site for Balbriggan? TDs to stay home to cut costs? Chinese takeaways off menu for athletes?