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Interesting to witness how the need of the few etc.

Yes I was exaggerating – there’s still another 20% to go at :twisted:
…as well as an appeal which we ourselves will be lodging on the back of a recently-refused case, which purpose will be to overturn the policy with some carefully chosen political nudges in the right places. ‘Friendly’ firms throughout Europe are starting to queue up for support.

There is one geopolitical dimension that’s being lost on you here, guys: don’t expect to see US/Jap/generally non-EU investment flowing into Europe anytime soon after that one (or intra-EU for that matter, since no pan-European protection). That is a real problem for Ireland, and the rest of Europe – and just demonstrates how short-sighted the EPO (not elected in anyway, nor an EU institution) can be. They bit the hand…