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Just the Facts – The Spitzenkandidaten

Today the Heads of State from all 28 EU Member States met to formally nominate former Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Jean Claude Juncker, as the next President of the European Commission.  The Council’s nomination will now be voted on by the European Parliament in mid-July. In this article we take […]

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Just the Facts – First Successful ECI Submitted to Commission

What is the ECI? The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) gives EU citizens the opportunity to directly participate and contribute towards the formulation of EU policies by presenting proposals to the European Commission.  As it stands, the European Commission is the only EU institution that can propose legislation.  The European Citizens’ […]

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Calling All EU babies…

The first 160 children born in Ireland in 1973 were awarded a medal by the Irish Council of the EU (as EM Ireland was then known) to commemorate Ireland’s accession to the EEC. Now, as we celebrate 40 years of Irish membership of the EU and reflect on the changes […]

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Report on the Launch of the European Year of Citizens 2013

Report on the 10 January event in Dublin City Hall with the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso to launch the European Year of Citizens 2013 followed by a Citizens’ Dialogue between over 200 citizens and Minister for European Affairs, Lucinda Creighton TD and Vice-President […]

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