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Cypriot farmers: “Don’t listen to empty promises”

September 7, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN CYPRUS MAIL) Sheep and goat farmers must not be swayed by empty promises from deputies that they will continue getting a state subsidy, which was halved this year and is due to expire under EU rules, agriculture minister Sophoclis Aletraris said yesterday. Aletraris was in Parliament where main opposition DISY deputies tabled a […]

“A cannon in the ass” (by Juan José Millás)

August 21, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN EL PAÍS) The first operation performed by the economic terrorist over his victim is conventional terrorism, the shot in the neck. Si lo hemos entendido bien, y no era fácil porque somos un poco bobos, la economía financiera es a la economía real lo que el señor feudal al siervo, lo que el […]

Irish Coalition divided by welfare cuts or PRSI hike

August 20, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN THE IRISH TIMES) The Coalition row over PRSI contributions reignited yesterday as a Fine Gael Minister suggested cutting social welfare rates would be better than raising taxes in the budget. Minister of State for Finance Brian Hayes became the latest senior politician to voice objections to Labour Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton’s plan to […]