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21st Feb 2017

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Ireland facing big fine for overclaiming CAP funds

Ireland is facing a fine of between €90m and €180m from the EU for over-claims in Common Agricultural Policy schemes dating back to 2008 , the Irish Independent reports. Agriculture minister Simon Coveney intends to challenge the fine, which could force further austerity measures in the next Irish budget.

Column / Crude World

Nordstream 2: Alternative pipeline facts

Arguments put forward by Nord Stream 2's Brussels lobbyist in defence of the Russian-led project are not consistent and ignore some basic facts.

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