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Just the Facts: State of the European Union Address, 2017

President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, delivered his third annual ‘State of the European Union’ address at the European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday, 13 September 2017.  The forward-looking speech, entitled ‘Catching the Wind in Our Sails’, took stock of the achievements of the past year and set out the […]

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Executive Director’s Blog: Staying in the EU remains in Ireland’s national interest

On 10 May 1972, ‘What do I do’ by Sandie, Joe and the Dixies was top of the Irish charts, the day the public voted on whether Ireland should join the European Economic Communities (EEC).  Across the country, 70.9% of the electorate cast their ballot which, to this day, remains […]

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Press Release: Areas in common but a long way still to travel

European Movement Ireland Statement regarding EU and UK Position Papers on Ireland and Northern Ireland Dublin, Thursday 7 September, 2017:  Today the European Commission’s published guiding principles on Ireland and Northern Ireland. Michel Barnier, the EU Chief Brexit Negotiator, reiterated the EU’s aim to “minimise the impact of the UK’s […]

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Just the Facts: EU and UK Documents and Position Papers on Brexit

European Movement Ireland has sought to provide a comprehensive list of the EU and UK documents and position papers, as well as Irish government documents, which have been released to date. Introduction On 29 March 2017, the UK invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, formally beginning the […]

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