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...

How Europe works

An overview of how the European Union’s key parts are appointed and their links back to the union’s states and people. Commission President: José Manuel Barroso (Portugal, pictured) UK Commissioner: Baroness Catherine...

Reviewing CAP

Richard Halleron explains the forthcoming changes in funding and farmers’ reasons for concern. The Common Agricultural Policy, or CAP, underpins the finances of farming in Northern Ireland and the rest of the...