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    Given the abuse that Ireland has received across the EU members for its decision in protecting depositors its pretty striking that Greece, Denmark and Germany so far have followed suit with a number of other countrys likely to follow.

    So much for the idea that Ireland as a small country can't influence EU members policy.

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    Germany have guaranteed private savings, not interbank loans, or company savings. A bit of a difference.

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    didnt stop the competition comissioner coming out and giving us a bollocking about it.

    in fact the only reason we wont end up in trouble now is BECAUSE germany is doing it too (we are after all ONLY talking about the saving part of the deal here). i still fully expect to hear more about the loans guarentee part.

    have no illusions though, we went on a solo run and the EU aint happy. the fact others joined us will probably only compound it.

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    I thought that the EU undemocratic nature would mean that it would be stronger in times such as now but it still can't make a decision in the ongoing crisis.

    Ireland's relationship with the EU has turned upside-down over that last 6 months, firstly by the public voting NO to Lisbon and now our own government are doing the same, I think Ireland's actions have exposed everything thats wrong with the EU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by constitutionus View Post
    have no illusions though, we went on a solo run and the EU aint happy
    So, an EU member state acts to try and stabilise its domestic economy and the EU gets pissed off about it, threatening sanctions. Yet another sign, if one was needed, that the EU is infringing upon the sovereignty of it's member states.

    If any aspect of a sovereign state (territory, economy, population, etc) is seen as being threatened, then that state should have the ability to act in whatever manner it sees as necessary to counter-act that threat. The EU, through its' various laws and agreements, places serious constraints on a member states' ability to act effectively in such situations and some day that could prove fatal for one of the smaller EU states.
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    It shows that Ireland still has influence on EU policy despite having voted no.

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    Every European Union leader has signed up to the following statement:

    All the leaders of the European Union make clear that each of them will take whatever measures are necessary to maintain the stability of the financial system - whether through liquidity support through central banks, action to deal with individual banks or enhanced depositor protection schemes.

    While no depositors in our countries' banks have lost any money, we will continue to take the necessary measures to protect both the system and individual depositors. In taking these measures, European leaders acknowledge the need for close coordination and cooperation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureTaoiseach View Post
    It shows that Ireland still has influence on EU policy despite having voted no.


    That's kinda like saying an arsonist with a match can have an influence on a stack of hay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H.R. Haldeman View Post
    That's kinda like saying an arsonist with a match can have an influence on a stack of hay.
    You are just trying to inflame the debate

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    Quote Originally Posted by odie1kanobe View Post
    Given the abuse that Ireland has received across the EU members for its decision in protecting depositors its pretty striking that Greece, Denmark and Germany so far have followed suit with a number of other countrys likely to follow.

    So much for the idea that Ireland as a small country can't influence EU members policy.
    who ever said they can't influence EU members policy?
    Ireland interests are best secured within a more dynamic EU. Vote YES to Lisbon.

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