The European Commission expects the recession due to the corona crisis to be deeper than initially thought. The recovery will also be less strong, the committee writes in the summer forecast.
The Irish will have a unique coalition after five months of negotiations. For the first time in its centennial history, the two major parties Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will rule the green island together. Not only that: the bitter rivals of yesteryear are also joined by The Greens, another unique one.
Christine Lagarde, the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), warned European leaders on Friday that there may be risks to the financial markets if aid packages fail for economic recovery. The current calm stock market sentiment may turn around if no agreement is reached, according to officials, according to Lagarde, during a video conference.
More than a hundred people were arrested on Saturday during protests in London. The British Metropolitan Police said in a statement.
According to a parliamentarian from Laois-Offaly, an Irish parliamentary constituency, the necessity of import of thousands of tons of potatoes and other food worth billions of euros suggests that the next Irish government should pay more attention to the sustainability of the food supply.
In order to pay for the European recovery and to limit the bill for the Member States, the European Commission is counting on a accumulation of new sources of its own income, such as a levy on non-recycled plastic or a carbon tax at the borders.
Prince Charles finds it very sad that he and Camilla are not travelling to Ireland and Northern Ireland this year due to the corona crisis. The British Embassy in Dublin looks back on Tuesday on a special visit by the Prince to Ireland, exactly five years ago. Charles also made himself heard.
Defectors from President Emmanuel Macron’s governing party on Tuesday announced the creation of a new group in the French House of Representatives, depriving the president of an outright majority and increasing pressure on more leftist policies.