The Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Union Affairs has launched a national debate on the future of the European Union and Ireland’s relationship with it. This is in the context of Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the fortieth anniversary of Irish accession to the EEC and the European Year of Citizens 2013.
The Committee intends to focus on the implications for Ireland of an evolving European Union and has invited written submissions from individuals and organisations under the following themes:
- Financial integration
- Budgetary integration
- Economic policy integration
- Democratic legitimacy and accountability, and political integration
- The United Kingdom’s relationship with the EU – implications for Ireland
European Movement Ireland will be making a submission under the modules of Democratic legitimacy and accountability, and political integration and The United Kingdom’s relationship with the EU – implications for Ireland as these modules link strongly to this organisation’s work under our Accountability Campaign and the Balance of Competences Review as mentioned above.
In light of this, if you, our members, wish to feed into EM Ireland’s submission to the Committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 8 March 2013.
Alternatively, the Oireachtas Committee are inviting interested members of the public to send written submissions, titled “Ireland and the future of the European Union” directly to: Secretariat, Joint Committee on European Union Affairs, Kildare House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, or by e-mail to: email@example.com.
Further information on the National Debate on Ireland and the future of the European Union is available at http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/oireachtasbusiness/committees_list/eu-affairs/submissions/