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European Movement Ireland statement on UK proposal for temporary customs arrangements

Commenting on the UK Government’s proposals, Noelle O Connell, Executive Director of EM Ireland, said: “The UK’s reaffirmation of the ‘backstop’ option is very welcome, especially in advance of the European Council summit in June.   The ‘backstop’ agreed between the EU and UK last December safeguards not only the Good […]

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Just the Facts: EU-Western Balkans Summit, 17 May 2018

On Thursday, 17 May, EU leaders and the leaders of the six Western Balkan partners (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) met in Sofia, Bulgaria.  Security and connectivity were the themes of this first EU-Western Balkans Summit since 2003.  EU Member State […]

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Just the Facts: European Council Summit 22-23 March 2018

On Thursday, 22 March, the European Council met in Brussels to discuss a wide range of issues including trade, digital taxation, Turkey and the Salisbury attack.  On Friday, 23 March, leaders met in an EU27 format to discuss the ongoing Brexit negotiations and adopt guidelines on the framework for the […]

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Just the Facts: Informal European Council meeting, 23 February 2018

On Friday, 23 February 2018, the European Council met in Brussels at an informal meeting to discuss the EU’s long-term budgetary plans and Institutional issues.  Brexit, relations with Turkey, and Syria were also discussed.  The meeting took place under the Leaders’ Agenda and as the discussions were future-orientated, leaders met […]

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