The Road to Recovery: Mapping Europe’s Economic Recovery Post-COVID-19

The onset of the Covid-19 crisis saw the European Commission set out ambitious plans to not only mitigate the economic fallout from the pandemic, but also to map the way ahead for the eventual recovery. In this Just the Facts, we take a look at what the EU has done to assist Member States during the pandemic and what has been planned for the economic recovery of the EU.   Introduction: First…

In Conversation with Karen Banks

We are delighted to invite you to our latest online event with Karen Banks, Deputy Director General of the Legal Service of the European Commission. Prior to this position, Ms Banks was Director responsible for running the AGRI-FISH team of the Legal Service. She has also worked in the areas of competition law, social law, intellectual property…

Live Webinar on the Future of the EU Budget

In cooperation with the European Commission Representation in Ireland, we are delighted to invite you to an online webinar on the new European Commission proposals for the future EU budget and the Recovery Plan for Europe. The briefing will be given by Mr. Andreas Schwarz, Director responsible for Revenue and the Multiannual Financial Framework in the European Commission’s…

TUESDAY 2 JUNE | European Chats with Noelle O Connell

Join European Movement International on Tuesday, 2nd June from 13:30 for the second edition of #EuropeanChats – a new Facebook live series from the European Movement International featuring members of our network from across Europe. #EuropeanChats gathers European citizens for informal discussions on different issues surrounding the COVID-19 crisis from their national perspectives, e.g. divergent…

Two ships passing in the night: Fisheries in Brexit

Introduction:  While the course navigated so far in Brexit is incomplete, the knotted issue of fisheries has being climbing the political ladder. Michel Barnier has stated that an EU – UK trade deal cannot be agreed without an agreement on fisheries. In this Just the Facts, we will explore why the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) may cause Brexit talks to run aground.  What is the Common Fisheries Policy?  The CFP, an exclusive competency since 1983, has four pillars…

COVID-19 contact tracing apps and the EU 

AS COVID-19 APPEARS to have reached its peak in many countries across the EU, governments are now examining ways in which current restrictions can be lifted without risking a second wave of infections.   In its ‘roadmap’ for a pan-European exit strategy, the European Commission made a series of recommendations to the 27 EU member governments in advance of lifting current restrictions. One recommendation is that countries…