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May 17, 2012

The Cedar Lounge Revolution

From the BBC:

France’s new finance minister has reiterated that the country’s new socialist government will not ratify the European Union’s (EU) fiscal pact.
“What has been said quite clearly is that the treaty will not be ratified as is and that it must be completed with a chapter on growth, with a growth strategy,” said Mr Moscovici in a television interview, his first public comments since his appointment.

From the Irish Times:

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore told the Dáil today that the Referendum Commission had already made it clear it was not possible to postpone it.

“Secondly, it would not be a good idea anyway to postpone it because what this country needs is certainty and not indecision,’’ he added.

Mr Gilmore said that citizens would have an opportunity on May 31st to show that Ireland wanted to have stability in the euro, confidence for investors and access to emergency…

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