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Executive Director’s Blog – Youth Unemployment: An EU Challenge

One of the worst aspects of the recession has been growing youth unemployment across the European Union, with an estimated 5 million young people, or 1 in every 5, now out of work in the 28 Member States. In fact, 7.5 million young Europeans between the ages of 12-24 are […]

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Executive Director’s Blog – The straight Banana?

It’s the so-called silly season, so this seems like a good time to look at some of the more entertaining European myths.  Like the childhood game of Chinese whispers, if we were to trace the journey of European Union (EU) directives across the Irish Sea what would arrive into Cork […]

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Executive Director’s Blog – Travelling within the EU – Know Your Rights

Executive Director’s Blog – Travelling within the EU – Know Your Rights

Last month it was announced that my ‘home airport’, Cork had secured a number of new routes which will see its gleaming steel-and-glass terminal play host to a very busy summer period.  Regardless of whether you travel by air, rail, ship or bus, it’s important to know your rights before […]

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Executive Director’s Blog – The UK is going to have its own referendum….about the EU

Executive Director’s Blog – The UK is going to have its own referendum….about the EU

On May 7 2015, the United Kingdom witnessed its most intense and hotly contested election campaign since Tony Blair led the Labour party to victory in the 1997 general election.  As the votes were swiftly counted and the highly anticipated results came in, nobody, not even the highly reputable opinion […]

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