Ireland blocks EC aid package
Sunday 04 July 1993
At the end of an all-night EC ministers' meeting, the Irish government vetoed an accord on new rules governing regional aid funds, saying it had not won the share of the aid it had been promised. 'We were looking for assurances on the basis of the understanding at Edinburgh, and they were not forthcoming,' said the Foreign Minister, Dick Spring.
Ireland says it won informal guarantees at last December's Edinburgh summit that it would retain its current 13.5 per cent share of the funds. EC officials said less had been offered.
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