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#Deficit Sinners

From TheJournal.ie If the EU were one country, it would be breaking its own budget rules Deficit Sinners

If the EU were one country, it would be breaking its own budget rules

New Eurostat figures show the EU as a whole ran a budget deficit of 4.7pc of its GDP – €180 billion above its limit.

Facebook joke about EU commissioner’s flag gaffe ‘not an official remark’ Flagpalm This post contains images

Facebook joke about EU commissioner’s flag gaffe ‘not an official remark’

A comment on the EC’s official Facebook page, saying Gunther Oettinger has “form in the foot in mouth department”, was a joke.

From TheJournal.ie German commissioner insists he doesn’t support ‘half-mast’ idea Flagged

German commissioner insists he doesn’t support ‘half-mast’ idea

Gunther Oettinger says lowering the flags of “default sinners” is an idea already out there – and that he didn’t say he supports it.

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Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Germany’s EU commissioner wants Irish flag flown at half-mast Deficit Sinners

Germany’s EU commissioner wants Irish flag flown at half-mast

Günther Oettinger wants the flags of ‘deficit sinner’ countries – including Ireland – to be at half-mast at all EU institutions.