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.
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.
“For the European Union to become a true Union of Equality we need to ensure that millions of Roma are treated equally, socially included and able to participate in social and political life without exception,” Helena Dalli
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.
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
Did you know Ireland is one of the most expensive countries in the EU for bread and cereals.