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Just the Facts – The Erasmus Programme

Some Background Information As the new academic year approaches, over 1000 Irish students are making their final preparations to spend a year of academic study in another EU country.  Erasmus is the biggest educational exchange programme in the world and is heralded as one of the EU’s biggest successes with […]

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Just the Facts – EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

On 12 February 2013, in his State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama announced that a major priority of his administration would be to restore and revitalise trade links between North America and Europe.  He officially announced that he planned to notify Congress of his administration’s intent to […]

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Just the Facts – Irish Corporate Tax

In recent times Ireland has come into the spotlight internationally because of the rate at which corporate tax is applied in this country.  Corporate tax is a complicated issue and needs to be looked at comprehensively to understand why it has been in the international spotlight of late. What is […]

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Just the Facts – Women’s Economic Engagement in Europe

Gender equality is an area of great importance in the EU; in fact it is one of the EU’s founding ideals, going back to when the principle of equal pay for equal work was introduced in the Treaty of Rome.  This year, the Irish Presidency of the Council of Europe […]

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