60 years on from the Treaty of Rome

60 years ago this Saturday, the leaders of France, Belgium, Luxembourg, West Germany, the Netherlands and Italy gathered in the Palazzo dei Conservatori to sign the Treaty of Rome; it was the Treaty which created the European Economic Community (EEC), which itself paved the way for the European Union (EU).  As they sat in this grandest of locations, surrounded by 16th century frescoes atop the…

The UK referendum and Northern Ireland

On Thursday 23 June, the United Kingdom will hold a referendum on its membership of the European Union.  In this Just the Facts, which is part of a series European Movement Ireland is producing on the forthcoming referendum, we look at the possible impact on Northern Ireland should the UK vote to leave.  While the 1.86 million people living in Northern Ireland represent less than 3%…