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EU push for digital transformation a welcome move – Clune

EU push for digital transformation a welcome move – Clune

May 29, 2020

The European Commission is proposing a raft of investments in digital technologies to help EU countries adapt to a fully digital age.

The proposals include developments in better connectivity systems such as 5G and 6G networks. The Commission says these investments will be essential to provide the necessary bandwidth for health, education, transport, logistics and the media.

Investments will also be earmarked for the likes of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data and cloud infrastructure and super computing.   

The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune welcomed the proposals.

Out words: to be curbed

Dur: 00:37

“Very Little comfort” for farmers in new proposed EU CAP budget – MacManus

“Very Little comfort” for farmers in new proposed EU CAP budget – MacManus

May 28, 2020

Farmers (in Ireland) are likely to lose out because of cuts to the CAP budget over the next seven years. That’s according to the Sinn Fein MEP Chris MacManus.

The European Commission has presented a new set of proposals for the EU’s long-term budget that will run from 2021 to 2027.

According to the Midlands North-West MEP, the new proposed CAP budget would represent a significant cut overall when inflation is taken into account compared to the overall CAP funding between 2014 to 2020.  

Out words: cuts CAP

Dur: 00:38

EU Recovery plan just a power grab by Brussels – Sinn Fein MacManus

EU Recovery plan just a power grab by Brussels – Sinn Fein MacManus

May 28, 2020

The EU’s proposed €750 billion Covid recovery fund is a move to shift power from individual EU countries to Brussels. That’s the verdict of Sinn Fein’s Chris MacManus, the MEP for the Midlands North-West constituency.

He was referring to the proposed Next Generation EU initiative that was unveiled by the European Commission president yesterday.

Chris MacManus says the mix of grants and loans will just mean more conditions and rules being imposed on member states by Brussels. 

Out words: to Brussels

Dur: 00:31

MEP says EU’s €9.4bn health strategy “new departure”– Andrews

MEP says EU’s €9.4bn health strategy “new departure”– Andrews

May 28, 2020

The European Commission is proposing to create a new standalone EU4Health programme, with a budget of €9.4 billion. It will invest in prevention, crisis preparedness, the procurement of vital medicines and equipment, as well as improving long-term health outcomes.

The programme is all part of the proposed EU’s recovery plan announced by the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen yesterday.

The Fianna Fail MEP Barry Andrews says this proposal is badly needed as Europe is too dependent on a small number of non-EU countries for vital medical supplies.          

Out words:

Dur: 00:30

Ireland could get over €2bn from EU recovery fund – Kelleher

Ireland could get over €2bn from EU recovery fund – Kelleher

May 28, 2020

Ireland could get over two billion euro from the proposed EU recovery fund announced yesterday. That’s according to Fianna Fail’s MEP Billy Kelleher.

The President of the European Commission unveiled details of the proposed seven hundred and fifty billion euro Covid recovery fund in the European Parliament yesterday.

The monies are supposed to go to EU countries, regions and sectors that have been badly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Here’s Billy Kelleher.  

Out words; two billion

Dur: 00:32

Is Von der Leyen’s €750bn recovery plan a game-changer?

Is Von der Leyen’s €750bn recovery plan a game-changer?

May 28, 2020

The European Commission yesterday (27th May) unveiled proposals for a whopping seven hundred and fifty billion euro recovery fund to help EU countries, regions and sectors deal with the economic fallout of the Covid pandemic.

Ursula von der Leyen, the Commission President unveiled plans for the initiative which she’s calling Next Generation EU.

The EU chief is proposing the fund would be distributed through a combination of five hundred billion in grants and two hundred and fifty billion in loans.

EuroParlRadio’s Karen Coleman talked to a number of Irish MEPs about the fund. She has this report.

Out words: EuroParlRadio

Dur: 5:32

Europe needs both a strong long-term and Covid recovery budget – McGuinness

Europe needs both a strong long-term and Covid recovery budget – McGuinness

May 28, 2020

Europe will need a strong long-term budget as well as the proposed seven hundred and fifty billion (€750bn) EU Recovery plan to deal with the enormous challenges in the years ahead.

So says the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness who is the first vice president of the European Parliament. 

The European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen yesterday announced details of the recovery plan which she’s calling Next Generation EU. The Commission is proposing the funds be distributed to member states through a mix of grants and loans.

The Commission is also calling for a revamped long-term EU budget that will run from 2021 to 2027 to be worth €1.1 trillion euro.   

Mairead McGuinness says Europe will need as much money as possible to deal with the multiple challenges ahead.

Out words: huge impact

Dur: 00:35

EU Recovery plan shouldn’t compromise long-term EU budget  – McGuinness

EU Recovery plan shouldn’t compromise long-term EU budget – McGuinness

May 28, 2020

The EU’s long-term budget should not be cut to fund the seven hundred and fifty billion euro (€750) Recovery plan announced yesterday.

That’s the warning from the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness.

The European Commission president unveiled details of the EU’s ambitious covid recovery fund during an address to the European Parliament yesterday.

Ursula von der leyen’s commission is proposing a mix of five hundred billion (€500bn) in grants and two hundred and fifty billion (€250bn) in loans to help EU countries, regions and sectors cope with the economic fallout of the pandemic.

Here’s Mairead McGuinness.

Out words: cohesion

Dur: 00:40

Early out at 00:24 (false economy)

EU €750bn recovery proposals show “solidarity” is back – Kelly

EU €750bn recovery proposals show “solidarity” is back – Kelly

May 27, 2020

The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly has welcomed today’s proposals by the EU for a seven hundred and fifty billion euro (€750bn) Covid rescue fund.

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen today outlined some broad details of the rescue proposals which she’s calling ‘Next Generation EU’.

The Commission wants to borrow €750 billion on the financial markets. The monies raised would then need to be repaid through future EU budgets not before 2028 and not after 2058.

Ursula von der Leyen told the European Parliament that the money will be invested across 3 pillars through 500 billion in grants and 250 billion in loans to member states.  

The proposals will have to be approved by all 27 EU countries including the so-called frugal four who’ve been against the idea of giving grants instead of loans to those urgently needing funds.   

Here’s Sean Kelly.

 

A range of businesses could benefit from EU Covid recovery fund - Cuffe

A range of businesses could benefit from EU Covid recovery fund - Cuffe

May 27, 2020

A range of businesses from tourism to food producers could benefit from the EU’s proposed Covid recovery fund.

That’s according to the Green Party MEP Ciarán Cuffe. He was responding to details of the EU’s seven hundred and fifty billion recovery proposals that were unveiled today by the European Commission president.

Ursula von der Leyen told the European Parliament the proposed 'Next Generation EU' initiative, would sit on top of a revamped long term EU budget of 1.1trillion euro.

Ciarán Cuffe outlined the kind of businesses that might be able to benefit from the recovery funds.

Out words: Green deal

Dur: 00:34