Ireland diminish the importance to another leak to the Bundestag
The Irish Government today played down the importance of the fact that since the European Commission (EC) has reportedly expressed to the German Parliament a further report on the Irish economy, the third time this has happened in the past eight months, said today the newspaper ” The Irish Times “.
An economic committee of the Bundestag (German parliament) on Tuesday had access to the latest report on Ireland prepared by the inspectors of the troika composed of the EC, the European Central Bank (ECB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The document allegedly containing the analysis of the progress made by the Dublin government in the first quarter of the year to meet bail conditions imposed by the aforementioned troika and quantified at 85,000 million euros.
Among other issues, “The Irish Times” said the troika recommended in its assessment, the need for austerity measures implemented by Dublin are “balanced and fair” to American society.
An EC spokesman said today that it is not the official report of the troika, but a working document of the EU executive that will be released on 25 June, but could not confirm whether it was a “draft or a preborrador “.
The Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, said today that the paper, which he called “a draft” was presented Tuesday to the Cabinet by the Minister of Finance, Michael Noonan, before taking to the national parliament in the coming days.
EC spokesman Amadeu Altafaj said today in Brussels that “once again, the leak of the report is extremely regrettable, unfortunate and irresponsible.”
Last March, Dublin expressed “dissatisfaction” because the EC leaked a report on the Irish economy to the German Parliament which contained comments made by the troika on the program of aid to Ireland.
The triad then complained that the government’s privatization plan, which it hopes to raise 3,000 million euros in 2013, is not “sufficiently ambitious”, while considered to be present some new budgets for this year to reflect the current growth prospects.
Last November, the Irish Government submitted its first complaint with the EC by the Bundestag filtration of another confidential document detailing the plans of Dublin in the general state budget for 2012.
The news sparked a political firestorm in this country, which could therefore perceived as a loss of sovereignty after being forced to accept the bailout of the EU and the IMF.
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