21st Mar 2018


Russian firms funnelled €100bn through Dublin

More than €100 billion has been funnelled through Ireland's International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) since 2007 to Russian companies, including a Kremlin-linked bank and oil giant Rosneft, according to research from Trinity College Dublin, reported in the Sunday Business Post. "The government needs to think about what the risks are," commented former deputy governor of the Central Bank, Stefan Gerlach, to the Irish Times.


EU praises Turkey on migrant deal despite Greek misery

The EU-Turkey deal was agreed two years ago in Brussels. Focus has largely been on reducing migrant flows across the Mediterranean and helping Syrian refugees in Turkey, while the plight of those on the Greek islands are ignored.

US yet to push on Nord Stream 2 sanctions

Washington would still like to block a planned gas pipeline between Russia and Germany but is not yet considering hitting companies involved in the project.

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