November 06th 2020

Nov 06th

Christine Legarde ECB

The former International Monetary Fund chief, Christine Lagarde , who became the ECB’s first female president last November, says the past 12 months have been “very intense” and at times “without much sleep” as policymakers confront an unprecedented economic shock.

sport Ireland web

Ireland has the third highest number of sports workers per head in the European Union.
Three in every 1,000 people in this country are now employed in the sports sector compared to the EU average of just over two.
New figures from Eurostat show that Sweden leads the pack where nearly six people in every 1,000 work in sport.

♪ Music from Finland and France ♫

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October 23rd 2020

October 23rd 2020

 

THE TOP FIVE GREEN CITIES IN THE WORLD IN 2020

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Francesco Pilla UCD

Planting more hedges, plants and trees will reduce human exposure to harmful airborne pollution by 50 per cent, according to a ground-breaking project undertaken by University College Dublin.

Five other cities in Italy, Germany, the UK, Belgium and Finland participated in the Dublin-led, EU-funded project.

Dr. Francesco Pilla of UCD led the research.
 
♪ Music this week from Hungary ( Kaukázus ) and Sweden ( Victor Leksell ) ♫

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September 25th 2020

Sept 25th

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The European Commission needs to put its money where its mouth is and fund the renovation of buildings across the EU to make them more energy efficient.

That’s the recommendation from the Green Party MEP Ciarán Cuffe.

The European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen this week said the EU needs to reduce its toxic carbon emissions by at least 55% by 2030. It’s all part of Ursula von der Leyen’s European Green Deal to make the EU carbon neutral by 2050.

Ciarán Cuffe says renovating buildings would go a long way to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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♫ Music this week from Denmark and Iceland

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September 11th 2020

 

 

Sept 11th 2020

Maroš Šefčovič web

 

On tonights programme we have a run down on some of the stories of European interest that have made the headlines here in Ireland. We’ll be hearing from Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, about The European Commission’s first ever Strategic Foresight Report, aimed at identifing emerging challenges and opportunities to better steer the European Union’s strategic choices and we’ll have some music from ♪ Bulgaria and Lithuania ♫ for your enjoyment as well

The Civil Society Forum on Drugs (CSFD)

Did you know Ireland is one of the most expensive countries in the EU for bread and cereals.

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