Category Archives: Economy

IBEC-CBI: European input

The IBEC-CBI Joint Business Council (JBC) Energy Stakeholders Group is an all-island forum funded through the European Union INTERREG IVA Programme for debating and representing the views of IBEC and CBI members...

Global trends

Oil and gas consumption is increasing due to new shale discoveries, but governments will have to make a trade-off between environmental protection and economic growth, Ross McCracken told the Northern Ireland Energy...

Brussels to Belfast

EU budget up 1.86% for 2012 After pressure from national governments, the EU’s 2012 Budget has been limited to a 1.86 per cent increase in payments, effectively a freeze when inflation is...

Analysis

After a disappointing start, devolution has to deliver in this Assembly term. Peter Cheney scrutinises the draft Programme for Government. Ministers have insisted they will deliver on the new Programme for Government,...