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Spotlight on Europe Full edition May 23 2013 UCC98.3FM Cork Ireland

Spotlight on Europe Full edition May 23 2013 UCC98.3FM Cork Ireland

Playing tracks by

Bjork.

Presented/Produced by David Kelly(in studio)/Owen Stafford(Strasbourg).

-The US senate labels Ireland as a tax haven as controversy erupts over an alleged deal between Apple and the Irish government over tax. EU affairs minister gives us her views defending the government.
- Dublin Socialist MEP rips up his property tax return in front of Minister Creighton in the plenary session in protest at the Irish governments pursuit of the Property tax, while rumours abound of that alleged deal with Apple.
-Also Sean Kelly on the need to close tax loopholes as the EU loses approximately €1 trillion a year in tax avoidance and evasion.
-And the European citizens Initiative(ECI): The Right to Water initiative becomes the first initiative to gain 1 million signatures from 7 EU states and can now be submitted to the Commission. However what will the Commission decision be. How will it affect the ECI's future. We discuss the importance of this with German MEP from Munich,Gerald Hafner.

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