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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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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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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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Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union – ‘Unity through Balance’ to enhance the EU

  Dublin, 13 July 2017: European Movement (EM) Ireland today hosted a discussion on the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which was addressed by the Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee, TD, and the Ambassador of Estonia to Ireland, H.E. Mrs Kristi Karelsohn. Addressing the briefing […]

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