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Ireland: another threat for EUR?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 09:15

On May 31 Ireland holds a referendum on the Europe’s fiscal treaty which presumes automatic sanctions in case the European nation’s budget deficit exceeds 3% of GDP. The opinion polls still show the “yes” side ahead; however, the results of Greek and French elections, where people rejected the pro-austerity politicians, make the Irish vote questionable.

Ireland’s government has already introduced 24 billion euros ($31 billion) of budget cuts since the economy went into a recession in 2008, and the austerity has already become a pain in the neck for the voters.

Irish business leaders believe the “no” vote will force the country to leave the euro zone and create a new wave of panic on currency markets. А «yes » vote is very important to guarantee stability and business confidence.

Photo: AP

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