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Just the Facts: State of the European Union Address, 2018

President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, delivered his fourth and final annual ‘State of the European Union’ address at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 12 September 2018. The forward-looking speech, entitled ‘The Hour of European Sovereignty’, set out the priorities of the European Commission for the last year […]

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Welcome comments on Brexit but lack of recognition for the role of citizens in the Future of Europe a missed opportunity

European Movement Ireland response to the State of the European Union address Dublin, 12 September 2018:   Commenting on today’s State of the European Union address by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Noelle O Connell, Executive Director of European Movement Ireland, said: “In his final address as Commission President, Mr. […]

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Just the Facts: Swedish General Election, 9 September 2018

The Swedish electorate went to the polls on Sunday, 9 September to elect a new Parliament. Sweden traditionally has a high voter turnout, and this year was no different at 84.4 per cent. Preliminary results show that the electorate has returned a hung Parliament, with no outright winner. Official results […]

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Executive Director’s Blog: Riksdag Runners and Riders

The Swedish electorate will go to the polls on Sunday, 9 September to elect a new Parliament, or ‘Riksdag’. The Swedish system is unicameral, meaning there is one legislative house which is made up of 349 representatives elected through a proportional representational system. Much attention in the lead up to […]

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