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Ryanair takes backward step with AGM media ban

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It wouldn’t work very well when it comes to running the country any better or would it? Perhaps that is a debate for another buy canada goose jacket day.

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After all, if anyone is entitled to buy a share canada goose store in the company, then anyone should be entitled to know what gets said at its AGM.

That has tended to be the thinking around letting journalists cover these events, even in circumstances where a company is in particularly challenging times.

Preventing journalists can become self defeating on a number of levels. Firstly, all the journalist has to do is buy a couple of shares or arrange with a shareholder to be their proxy or representative and they can attend anyway. This is a minor inconvenience that irritates the media and doesn’t help future relations.

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I remember watching a British television journalist seek to doorstep Michael O’Leary canada goose coats with questions as part of a TV documentary a few years ago. Instead of just walking on, Mr Canada Goose Outlet O’Leary stopped and on the spot rebutted every question put to him by the programme maker, in a very emphatic and convincing manner. To the average viewer, the Ryanair CEO won the argument.

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Ryanair’s first annual general meeting since engaging with trade unions brings with it the very real possibility that the meeting will be a noisy raucous affair, as union representatives seek to get their point across.

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Yet, none of this explains why the airline would chose to not admit journalists to cover the event or decide not to hold a press conference or briefing afterwards.

Shareholders have backed Mr Bonderman for the last 20 years because the company has continued to deliver for them. Despite its recent falls, its share price is at similar levels to where it was two years ago and is up more than 100pc in the last five years.

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canada goose deals Yes, there will probably be a bun fight at the AGM with various groups articulating their views about the company’s industrial relations practices, remuneration and corporate governance. canada goose deals

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Ryanair has said that it wants to allow shareholders to “discuss all matters freely with the board without these discussions being distorted for PR purposes”.

In its defence, this may not be a Trump like swipe at the “fake news” of traditional media, but it may raise valid points about who represents “media” these days anyway. Bloggers cheap Canada Goose with axes to grind, websites with links to stakeholders of various kinds, may all call themselves “media” in today’s communications landscape without disclosing their biases.

canada goose clearance sale How can a company decide which publications are “real media” and which are not? Who is allowed in and who is canada goose coats on sale not? Therefore, it is cheap canada goose uk easier uk canada goose to just say journalists cannot attend. canada goose clearance sale

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Canada Goose sale But this isn’t workable either. Publicly traded companies are privately owned but there is a greater onus on them to deliver openness and disclosure which can backfire if a firm retreats simply to what is permissible under the letter of the law rather than what is publicly expected of it. There are a few precedents where publicly listed companies have decided to prevent journalists from attending an AGM in Ireland. Canada Goose sale

Canada Goose Parka I covered one such meeting in Belfast in the mid 1990s. The company was a listed property vehicle called Ewart PLC. It was in the middle of a major boardroom power struggle as solicitor and property investor Noel Smyth sought to gain control. Canada Goose Parka

canada goose coats Without any advance notice we were told at the door of the event, we would not be allowed in. I rang the Irish Stock Exchange immediately and was told the company canadian goose jacket had the right to do that. canada goose coats

Noel Smyth rather apologetically explained afterwards that it wasn’t his idea to ban journalists but others on the board had made the decision.

Funny enough a boardroom power struggle was behind another example. Ten years ago the London AIM Canada Goose Online listed payments group Payzone barred reporters from an extraordinary general meeting in Dublin.

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Ryanair has been planning this move for at least six weeks. The annual general meeting is being held at 9am in Co Meath and the AGM buy canada goose jacket cheap notice drafted on August 1 states that somebody must be a shareholder or representative of a shareholder to canada goose outlet attend the meeting.

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UE recrutează specialiști în relații externe



Oficiul European pentru Selecția Personalului (EPSO) informează că Uniunea Europeană recrutează specialiști (gradele AD 5 și AD 7) în domeniul relațiilor externe.

Atribuțiile principale ale personalului selectat vor fi:

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Condiţiile de participare la procesul de selecţie sunt:

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Persoanele selectate își vor desfășura activitatea în cadrul Serviciului European de Acțiune Externă (SEAE).

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Şi din păcate situaţia este la fel pe mai toate aeroporturile din România. Criza provocată de pandemia de Covid a dus la disponibilizări în masă, rezilieri de contracte şi zboruri anulate pe bandă rulantă. Puţine au fost situaţiile în care s-au găsit soluţii de moment. Aşa se face că în primele şase luni ale anului numărul de pasageri a scăzut de la 10 milioane la doar 4. Numai în luna iulie scăderea a fost de 75 la sută. Per total anul acesta se aşteaptă la o scădere de aproximativ 60 la sută.

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