Commissioner to explain actions

The EU commissioner who handed down a formal reprimand to Finance Minister Charlie McCreevy this week will today explain his actions to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

The EU commissioner who handed down a formal reprimand to Finance Minister Charlie McCreevy this week will today explain his actions to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Irish MEP's, who are split on the issue, will be asking Pedro Solbes for more details on why he feels Ireland's economic policy is in breach of EU guidelines.

Some are supporting Minister McCreevy's actions, with others believing he was walking a fine line with the EU over the matter.

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