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Friday 23 March 2018

European Commission spokesman says Bundestag budget leak ‘irresponsible’ reporters

A EUROPEAN Commission spokesman has described the latest leak of a paper on the Irish bailout programme as "extremely regrettable, unfortunate and irresponsible."

The report recommends a quick sale of the Government’s stake in Aer Lingus and said the public’s response to the household charge shows the risks to reforms.

Amadeu Altafaj said the report in question was a Commission paper and not a formal troika one.

It was not supposed to be released until June 25.

"The German [govt] have a legal obligation to circulate such reports to the Bundestag committee," he said in Brussels.

When reminded that other reports had also been he added: "Once again the leaking of the report is extremely regrettable, unfortunate and irresponsible."

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