Category Archives: Europe

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...

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...

Brussels to Belfast

Nicholson promotes R&D Opportunities for businesses, universities, colleges and voluntary groups to gain R&D funding have been highlighted at a business breakfast hosted by Jim Nicholson in Belfast. He was joined by...

Cancun climate change deal

Climate change talks in Mexico reached a deal, including a fund to help developing countries but the finer details have still to be agreed on. Emma Blee writes. Expectations were low for...

What should Europe be

Coolness and enthusiasm about the EU and its future can be sensed across the local political spectrum, as parties put forward their views on the purpose of the union. Alliance: Peace, stability...

Climate pressure

Time is running out in the fight against global warming, Bairbre de Brún tells Peter Cheney. The Sinn Féin woman is, though, pleased to see the Assembly taking Europe more seriously. Action...