Friday, February 20, 2009

Fealty praised

I wonder if the Irish government ever stops to think this might actually be part of the problem facing their economy:

THE GOVERNMENT has implemented 99 per cent of EU directives within the required timeframe, according to a new report by the European Commission.

The commission's internal market scoreboard shows just 15 EU directives, or 0.9 per cent of all directives, had not been transposed into national law on schedule. This is slightly below the 1 per cent EU average and represents the best score achieved by Ireland since the creation of the scoreboard.

"I am extremely pleased that we have secured our best score to date," said Dick Roche, Minister for European Affairs. "Our EU membership provides guaranteed access to the single market of almost 500 million people, across the 27 member states of the EU."

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