Tag Archives | Noelle O Connell

Executive Director’s Blog: Reflections on Salzburg

They say a week is a long time in politics.  It’s easy to forget that it was only this time last week that Theresa May was making a speech from 10 Downing Street re-stating her commitment to the UK government’s ‘Chequers proposal’.  It came after EU leaders had met in […]

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Executive Director’s Blog: Riksdag Runners and Riders

The Swedish electorate will go to the polls on Sunday, 9 September to elect a new Parliament, or ‘Riksdag’. The Swedish system is unicameral, meaning there is one legislative house which is made up of 349 representatives elected through a proportional representational system. Much attention in the lead up to […]

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Executive Director’s Blog: Hungary Goes To The Polls

The Hungarian electorate will go to the polls on Sunday, 8 April to elect a new Parliament. The Hungarian Parliament is unicameral, i.e. it is made up of one house, the National Assembly. Pre-election polls show that the current ruling party, Fidesz, is likely to emerge as the winners for […]

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Executive Director’s Blog: The end of the beginning and the beginning of the end…

My thoughts following the declaration of sufficient progress in the first phase of Brexit negotiations. Today, the European Council concluded that there has been ‘sufficient progress’ in the first phase of the negotiations on the priorities of citizens’ rights, the financial settlement and the unique circumstances on the island of Ireland. Brexit […]

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