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Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe, Navan, 19 April

On 19 April, we will be asking people living in the East to join this conversation and to feed into the Future of Europe process at a Citizens’ Dialogue in Meath County Council Offices. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and European Movement Ireland are delighted to invite you to join the Minister […]

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‘All EU Need To Know’: The change in composition of the European Parliament explained

What is the current composition of the European Parliament? There are currently 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). The Treaty on European Union (TEU) outlines that no Member State can have fewer than six MEP seats or more than 96. There is also a policy of ‘degressive proportionality’, whereby […]

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‘All EU Need To Know’: Spitzenkandidaten explained

What is the Spitzenkandidaten process? The Spitzenkandidaten process is a way of giving EU citizens a say in the appointment of the President of the European Commission. Each European Parliament political group selects a lead candidate, which is where the name Spitzenkandidat comes from (it translates as lead candidate from […]

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