‘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…

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Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson speaks about the legacy of Michael Sweetman at the 2019 Michael Sweetman Memorial Lecture

“Greta is right to be angry. The climate crisis is worse than we think, and it is getting worse more quickly than scientists had thought would happen.”   Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson speaks about the legacy of Michael Sweetman, climate change and women and young people as leaders at the 2019 Michael Sweetman…

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Austrian General Election | September 2019

On Sunday, 29 September Austria took to the polls to elect 183 members of the 27th National Council. This snap election was called after a corruption scandal that caused the collapse of the previous right-wing coalition government. Introduction Austria is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of nine states. In the Austrian system, the Federal President…

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“The European Way of Life”

What is the European Commission? Following her election in July, European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen announced her team of commissioners, also known as the College of Commissioners, on Tuesday, 10 September 2019. The European Commission is the executive arm of the European Union. It is the sole EU institution with the right to…

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