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ECOFIN By Numbers

19.04.2013, 12:27 GMT

Seven days after the ECOFIN meeting in Dublin, here are seven ‘alternative’ numbers that can be added to the other figures mentioned during this Presidency event




Litres of tap water were consumed in Dublin Castle during the event


Litres of tea and coffee was served in the media centre alone. With the centre being open for 37 hours in total, that is an average of 28l an hour




Journalists attended the meeting from 26 countries


People from 69 countries around the world watched the live coverage of the ECOFIN meetings over the weekend


There were 39 separate press briefings given by the Presidency, individual countries and EU organisations over the course of two days


We had our largest family photo to date with 68 people, of which 7 were wearing the Presidency tie


A Digital Presidency: 564 was the highest number of people who simultaneously used the uninterrupted Internet connection in Dublin Castle, reporting 0 problems


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