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Just the Facts: European Council Summit 19-20 October 2017

On Thursday 19 October, the European Council met in Brussels to discuss migration, digital Europe, security and defence, and external relations.  On Friday 20 October, the EU leaders met in an EU27 format to review the Article 50 negotiations. Migration EU leaders concluded that the approach taken on migration, which […]

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Just the Facts: Austrian Parliamentary Elections 2017

Parliamentary elections were held in Austria on Sunday, 15 October 2017.  The Social Democratic Party, led by Chancellor Christian Kern, had been in coalition with the Austrian People’s Party since 2013. Provisional results indicate that the Austrian People’s Party won the biggest share of the vote, but do not have […]

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PRESS RELEASE | Time is of the essence, we need an inclusive debate on the Future of Europe

European Movement Ireland Statement following presentation to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs Dublin, Wednesday 4 October, 2017:  Today, European Movement (EM) Ireland Chairman, Maurice Pratt, and Executive Director, Noelle O Connell, presented to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs.  The presentation was on the topic […]

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Just the Facts: German Federal Elections 2017

Federal elections were held in Germany on Sunday 24 September 2017.  The centre-right Christian Democrat alliance (CDU-CSU) led by Chancellor Angela Merkel had been in a ‘grand coalition’ with the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) since November 2013. Provisional results released by the Federal Returning Officer indicate that the CDU-CSU remain […]

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