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“We should heed” Barnier’s no Brexit deal warning – McGuinness

“We should heed” Barnier’s no Brexit deal warning – McGuinness

July 24, 2020

The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness says we need to prepare for the prospect of no trade deal being brokered between the EU and the UK.

 

The Midlands North-West MEP was reacting to comments made yesterday by the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

 

Following the latest round of Brexit talks in London, Mr Barnier said Britain’s refusal to commit to open and fair competition and to a balanced fisheries agreement, made a trade deal unlikely at this point.

 

Here’s Mairead McGuinness.

 

Out words: an agreement

 

Dur: 00:35

Greens will have to “fight” hard to achieve climate goals – O’Sullivan

Greens will have to “fight” hard to achieve climate goals – O’Sullivan

July 24, 2020

The Green Party will have to fight hard to ensure its climate and environmental objectives are achieved at government level.

 

That’s the verdict of the Party’s Ireland South MEP Grace O’Sullivan. She was speaking after EU leaders reached a deal this week on a massive EU Covid Recovery fund and the EU’s long-term budget.  

 

Grace O’Sullivan says it will be difficult for the party to do business with their coalition partners, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael.

 

Out words: Fine Gael

 

Dur: 00:37

Green leadership contest “worthwhile” – O’Sullivan

Green leadership contest “worthwhile” – O’Sullivan

July 24, 2020

The Green Party MEP Grace O’Sullivan admits it’s inevitable members of the party will leave following the leadership contest that was narrowly won by Eamon Ryan.

 

The Ireland South MEP believes having the leadership race was the right thing to do.

 

Out words: about it

 

Dur: 00:40

MEPs demand more EU funds for research and innovation – Clune

MEPs demand more EU funds for research and innovation – Clune

July 24, 2020

The European Parliament is calling for more EU funding for future research and innovation programmes.

 

MEPs this week debated the outcome of the recent 4-day EU Summit which ended on Tuesday morning. EU leaders reached an agreement on the EU’s Covid Recovery fund and the 7-year budget known as the multi-annual financial framework or MFF.

 

However, the European Council reduced the sum of money proposed for the EU’s research and innovation initiative called Horizon Europe. The European Commission had proposed a figure of €94.4 billion for the popular research programme. But in the end, EU Leaders slashed that sum to €80.9 billion.

 

Now the European Parliament is vowing to fight hard to increase the funding for Horizon Europe. Here’s the Fine Gael MEP for Ireland South, Deirdre Clune.

 

Out words: Horizon area

 

Dur: 00:32

EU Covid recovery fund ‘historic’ and ‘welcome’  – Clune

EU Covid recovery fund ‘historic’ and ‘welcome’ – Clune

July 24, 2020

The €750bn Covid recovery fund is a welcome and historic deal. So says the Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune.

 

The European Parliament this week debated the outcome of the recent 4-day EU Summit which ended on Tuesday morning.

 

The EU Council agreed a seven hundred and fifty billion euro (€750bn) Covid recovery fund which is being called Next Generation EU. Three hundred and ninety billion euro (€390bn) will be given out in grants. The rest will be distributed through loans.

 

Ireland is set to get around €1.3bn (one point three billion euro) in grants from the fund.

 

Deirdre Clune says it was an achievement to get the 27 leaders to all agree on the terms of the recovery package.

 

Out words: does happen  

 

Dur: 00:40

EU long-term budget “must be improved” warn MEPs PACKAGED REPORT

EU long-term budget “must be improved” warn MEPs PACKAGED REPORT

July 23, 2020

MEPs in the European Parliament have strongly criticised the European Council’s recent agreement on the EU’s long-term budget known as the multi-annual financial framework or MFF.

 

The Parliament debated (on Thursday morning) the outcome of the recent marathon summit of EU leaders which ended in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

 

The EU Council agreed a seven hundred and fifty billion euro (750bn) Covid recovery fund. They also reached unanimous agreement on the EU’s long-term budget which will run from 2021 to 2027.

 

However, MEPs say proposed cuts to EU programmes in the long-term budget are unacceptable.

 

Karen Coleman has been finding out what’s causing concern. 

 

Out words: EuroParlRadio

 

Dur: 5:38

EU Budget Rebates “a drain on EU resources” – Andrews

EU Budget Rebates “a drain on EU resources” – Andrews

July 23, 2020

MEPs in the European Parliament have condemned plans to give certain EU states rebates on their contributions to the overall EU budget.

 

This morning the Parliament debated the outcome of the recent EU Summit which ended early on Tuesday.

 

Leaders of the EU27 reached unanimous agreement on the EU’s long-term budget which will run from 2021 to 2027.

 

They also agreed that lump sum rebates would be maintained for Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Sweden. That’s angered MEPs such as the Fianna Fail MEP Barry Andrews.

 

Out words: European Union

 

Dur: 00:34

EU Budget cuts will have “real consequences” – Andrews

EU Budget cuts will have “real consequences” – Andrews

July 23, 2020

The European Parliament has strongly condemned proposed cuts to the EU’s long-term budget known as the multi-annual financial framework, the MFF.

 

This morning the parliament debated the outcome of the recent EU Summit of leaders which ended early on Tuesday morning.

 

The EU Council agreed a seven hundred and fifty billion euro (€750bn) Covid recovery fund. They also reached unanimous agreement on the MFF which will run from 2021 to 2027.

 

However MEPs have heavily criticised the Council’s agreement to cut funding to crucial EU programmes including the research and innovation fund called Horizon Europe. Cuts have also been made to the Just Transition Fund which is supposed to help EU regions make the transition to low carbon economies.

 

The Fianna Fail MEP Barry Andrews says there are real consequences to making these cuts.

 

Out words: around climate

 

Dur: 00:42

Scrappage of EU programmes “devastating” – Kelly

Scrappage of EU programmes “devastating” – Kelly

July 23, 2020

The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly has slammed decisions by EU leaders to reduce or scrap programmes in the EU’s long-term budget.

 

MEPs in the European Parliament this morning aired very critical views of the European Council’s recent agreement on the seven year budget known as the multi-annual financial framework or MFF.

 

The Parliament debated  the outcome of the recent marathon summit of EU leaders which ended in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

 

The EU Council agreed a seven hundred and fifty billion euro (€750bn) Covid recovery fund. They also reached unanimous agreement on the next MFF which will run from 2021 to 2027.

 

But MEPs say they won’t accept some of the proposed cuts to the budget. Here’s Sean Kelly.

 

Out words: member states

 

Dur: 00:43

 

MEPs slam EU leaders’ decisions on long-term budget – Kelly

MEPs slam EU leaders’ decisions on long-term budget – Kelly

July 23, 2020

MEPs in the European Parliament this morning aired very critical views of the European Council’s recent agreement on the EU’s long-term budget known as the multi-annual financial framework or MFF.

 

The Parliament debated the outcome of the recent marathon summit of EU leaders which ended in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

 

The EU Council agreed a seven hundred and fifty billion euro (750bn) Covid recovery fund. They also reached unanimous agreement on the EU’s long-term budget which will run from 2021 to 2027.

 

However, MEPs say proposed cuts to EU programmes in the long-term budget are unacceptable.

 

The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly says the Parliament will look for adjustments to the MFF. 

 

Out words: and involvement

 

Dur: 00:40