Get a taste of some of the interesting and quirky happenings in Europe from our Europe correspondent, Ann Cahill
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Apart from Independent MEP Marian Harkin, the Irish politicians who spent a few hours grilling European Commission officials about resolving the country’s flooding woes were at first sceptical. They had swallowed the Government’s long-held mantra that they were powerless to do anything sensible because of stupid EU rules. The truth of course was that they didn’t want to do anything, and cost taxpayers a fortune keeping up the charade that included defending decisions through the courts. The attitude of most of the group was quite different after the meeting, and despite being cross-party, including Luke Ming Flanagan, they issued a joint statement. It avoided mentioning the Commission’s advice on the importance of bogs, but noted the Government is late with their flood risk management plan.
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