Ireland relents on EC aid
Saturday 10 July 1993
An Irish spokesman said Dublin was sufficiently encouraged by the progress of funding negotiations with the EC's Commission to lift its immediate objection, so that the aid package could go to the European Parliament next week. But he added that there was still no agreement on Ireland's share of the six- year, dollars 164bn ( pounds 110bn) package and Dublin could still block approval by EC ministers later this month if no accord had been reached.
EC officials say Ireland has been offered about dollars 10.5bn of aid, short of the dollars 11.25bn it wants.
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