Bulgarian General Election 2021

Bulgarian parliamentary elections for the National Assembly (‘Narodno sŭbranie’) are held every four years. As a unicameral parliamentary, representative democratic republic, Bulgaria’s assembly has 240 seats, with members elected through a ‘proportional representation’ system across 28 multi-seat constituencies. In this multi-party system, a political party or coalition of parties must gain a minimum of 4% of the national vote to enter the assembly, while…

The EU and Human Rights

The EU and Human Rights 📅 10.30am GMT+1   | Friday, 16 April 2021 | Online The European Commission Representation in Ireland, in co-operation with European Movement Ireland, is hosting an online event on ‘The EU and Human Rights’ with the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore. Eamon Gilmore has been the EU Special…

President of Eurogroup and Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe highlights importance of new recovery and resilience tools to safeguard Europe’s future

For immediate release Dublin, 29 March 2020: Eurogroup President and Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD spoke at an online event with European Movement Ireland this morning to discuss his priorities as Eurogroup President, how they relate to Ireland, the anticipated post-pandemic recovery and the future economic and political integration in Europe. Minister Donohoe TD…

Brexit Bites: Education

Education is a sector with high levels of mobility for staff and students. This mobility is particularly prevalent between Ireland and the UK. Indeed, for decades, the Common Travel Area (CTA) has provided Irish students with the opportunity to study in the UK and vice versa. Fortunately, the terms of studying, in the UK will…

Brexit Bites: Energy

The UK’s withdrawal from the EU exposes existing issues with Ireland’s energy infrastructure and importantly, with the security of Ireland’s energy supply. While the impact of these issues on energy consumers is indeterminate, its impact on Ireland’s energy market is clear. Despite this, Ireland’s energy sector has developed significantly in recent years. In 2007, Ireland transitioned…

The Dutch General Election 2021

The 2021 Dutch General Election was held over the course of three days between 15 and 17 of March in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) will become the largest party with 35 seats, according to preliminary results/ Democracy 66 (D66), led by Sigrid Kaag, significantly increased its support, becoming the second largest party with an expected 24 seats, an increase of five.   Introduction: General Elections in…

Disinformation and the EU

Introduction An information revolution has been underway for about the last 20 years. As technology has developed, its power has grown dramatically to the point where most people in Europe get some or all of their information from online digital media. This has radically altered both the volume and quality of the information we can…