From Pills to Gills: Brexit Preparations in the Pharmaceutical and Fishing Industries

Pharmaceuticals, a high-tech industry reflecting the new modern Ireland, and fisheries, an important traditional industry – while these industries lie at opposite ends of the economic scale, both will be greatly impacted by the outcome of Brexit negotiations. In this Just the Facts we explore how the two industries are now preparing for all outcomes.…

President of the Eurogroup

Introduction With Portuguese Minister of Finance Mário Centeno announcing in June 2020 that he will not seek a second terms as president of the Eurogroup, the 19 finance ministers of the EU’s single currency began searching for his replacement. What does the role of President of the Eurogroup involve and who are the three candidates…

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…