The EU Budget: What’s Next?

Introduction: Overhauled by Covid-19 Back in February 2020, the EU was unable to reach agreement on the upcoming Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027. The key issues that shaped the debate then were the loss of the UK’s contribution to the MFF of around €75 billion, climate change and migration. Now, following an unprecedented period of…

The End of the Beginning

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” This was the reaction of Winston Churchill to the British victory over German forces in Egypt in November 1942, signalling a major turning point of World War II. Today, 31 January…

‘All EU Need to Know’: The New EU

The ‘New EU’ is taking shape in the aftermath of the 2019 European Elections, with a new group of EU leaders emerging to guide the Union through a critical time in its development. The European Commission The European Council proposes nominees for several crucial leadership roles, with criteria laid out by EU treaties. These include…

‘Sustainable Europe – Sustainable Future’ : European Movement Ireland briefing held on the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU

EM Ireland held a briefing on the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union and launched the EM Ireland Presidency calendar on 9 July 2019. This year’s Presidency will be underpinned by the motto, “Sustainable Europe – Sustainable Future” and its focus over the next six months will be on strengthening common values…