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Ireland imposes quarantine on travelers from Greece

The Irish government on Thursday tightened its Covid-19 travel restrictions by imposing quarantines on travelers from major holiday markets Italy and Greece, angering the country’s dominant airlines Ryanair and Aer Lingus. Ireland had initially waived quarantine for travelers from countries with lower Covid-19 rates, but as its 14-day infection rate …

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Ireland lifts 14-day quarantine for arrivals from Greece and Cyprus

Ireland has lifted its 14-day quarantine obligation for arrivals from Greece, Cyprus and 13 other countries and territories with a similar Covid-19 record to the Irish one. The Dublin government decided late on Tuesday that arrivals into Ireland from Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Finland, Norway, Hungary, Italy, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, …

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Irish far-right agitator attacked on Lesvos

Another foreign far-right agitator who sought to “live his (racist) myth” in Greece has been attacked by suspected antifascists on the Aegean island of Lesvos. Irishman Rowan Croft – who styles himself Grand Torino – was attacked by antifascists on the street during a live YouTube broadcast on Thursday evening. …

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EU Commission refers Greece, Ireland and Romania to Court of Justice

The European Commission refers Greece, Ireland and Romania to the Court of Justice for not implementing anti-money laundering rules, Brussels said on Thursday.  According to a statement issued by the Commission,  Greece and Romania have failed to implement the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive into their national law. Ireland implemented only …

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Travel disruption ahead as Ryanair pilots in Ireland declare 24h strike

Travel disruption ahead for thousands of holidaymakers as pilots in Ireland working at Ryanair confirm that industrial action is set to take place on July 12th 2018. Almost 100 pilots are expected to participate in the strike that takes place at the peak of the tourist season. Ryanair says the …

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Luxembourg, Ireland, Netherlands among worst tax havens

A report published by the charity non-governmental organization OXFAM exposes the worst offenders in the ‘race to the bottom on corporate tax.’ Luxembourg, Ireland, Cyprus, and the Netherlands are among the world’s 10 worst tax havens, despite an ongoing EU crackdown on tax avoidance and profit shifting across the bloc. …

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RIO 2016: Head of Irish Olympics arrested for alleged ticket touting inquiry

The Irish International Olympic Committee member Pat Hickey has been arrested in Rio as part of a police investigation into alleged ticketing touting, according to reports. The 71-year-old, who until last week sat on the IOC executive board, is also the head of the European Olympic Committees that organised last …

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Black Rock warns “Greece most likely to default” and nobody cares

Look what happened after four years of economic war and heavy bombardment with news about the imminent bankruptcy of Greece – a disaster that never came, because the country was bankrupt anyway.  An economic report warning of Greece’s bankruptcy risk is being released and we simply don’t care. No panic …

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Olli Rehn: Greek haircut did not happen in 2010 in order to save European banks and EU member states

It’s official! What we thought and reported about back in 2010 and 2011 about why there was no haircut of Greek debt, it’s been now officially confirmed by EU commissioner Olli Rehn. “Greek debt did not undergo restructuring ( haircut ) in 2010,  in order to avoid contagion of the …

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European Parliament points conflict of interest within the Troika of IMF, EU, ECB

The European Commission and the European Central Bank had conflicting interests when they acted within the troika of international lenders in bailed out countries, Members of European Parliament say. Othmar Karas and Liem Hoang Ngoc, the two MEPs tasked with looking at the problems surrounding the work of the so-called …

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EUobserver: bailout advisers to Troika – the multi-million unholy business with austerity

Who are the advisers to Troika who rule over our austerity-hit lives? In Greece, in Portugal, in Ireland, in Cyprus and Spain? How do they get the jobs and the contracts? How much are they being paid to ruin the lives of citizens in the European South? What are their …

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