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…

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 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…

The EU Vaccines Strategy

The EU Vaccines Strategy 📅 10.30 (GMT)  | Tuesday 23 February 2021 | Online The European Commission Representation in Ireland, in co-operation with European Movement Ireland, is hosting an online event on ‘The EU Vaccines Strategy’. Date: 23 February 2021 Time: 10.30 – 11.30am IST Speakers: John Ryan, Director for Public Health in the European…

Brexit Bites: Consumer Rights

The UK’s decision to withdraw from the EU has an effect on consumer protection and on the rights afforded to consumers. On 1 January 2021, the transition period, which required the UK to comply with EU consumer protection rules, ended. Despite the completion of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), UK consumer protection rules will, to an…