The Future of the EU27

Future of the EU27

18th June 2018

Whose Job is it Anyway? A debate on Globalisation and the Future of Work in Europe

The Spirit Store, Dundalk, the third regional event of the Future of the EU27 Project. Members of the public were invited to join us for a thought-provoking discussion on globalisation and social policy.
28th May 2018

Ireland in the EU: A Dynamic Future

In his address to the IIEA, Ibec CEO Danny McCoy presented Ibec’s report on the priorities of Irish business for the future of Europe.
23rd May 2018

The Future of the EU27: A Perspective from the Bulgarian EU Presidency

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, Emilia Kraleva, discussed the priorities of the current Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, placing an emphasis on strengthening the links between the EU and the countries of the Western Balkans.
17th May 2018

Back on the Agenda: EU Enlargement to the Western Balkans and Beyond

On Thursday 17 May, EU leaders and leaders from the 6 Western Balkans partners: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo will meet in Sofia at a summit hosted by Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria, which currently holds the Presidency of the Council.

EU Affairs

12th July 2018

Transatlantic Turmoil: Crisis or Opportunity

Ambassador O’Sullivan reflected on the current state of transatlantic relations within the context of increased tensions with regard to trading relations and the Iran Nuclear Deal.
5th July 2018

Counter-Terrorism Cooperation: Achievements and Challenges

In his address to the IIEA, Gilles de Kerchove discussed the achievements to date and the challenges that lie ahead as Europe continues to grapple with a significant terrorist threat.
3rd July 2018

A Populist Europe?

In his address to the IIEA, Dr Mudde reflected on the resurgence of populism in Western democracies, consider how strong the populist governments are and their influence in Brussels and beyond.
3rd July 2018

Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine and the Minsk Agreements.

Keynote Address by Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, on the situation in Crimea and the Donbas Region
29th June 2018

Europe and Northern Ireland’s Future: Negotiating Brexit’s Unique Case

Dr Mary C. Murphy drew on her recent book to analyse developments in the Brexit debate. Mark Durkan will provide a perspective on the negotiations from Northern Ireland.


12th July 2018

Brexit: Where are we now?

Dáithí O’Ceallaigh provided an update on the current state of play in the Brexit negotiations. Authors of the IIEA Brexit Sectoral Reports series discussed their findings.
6th July 2018

Today at the IIEA Brussels: A Major Keynote Speech by Michel Barnier, Chief Negotiator, Article 50 Taskforce “Brexit: Following the European Council, What’s Next?

Speaking today at the IIEA Brussels, Barnier said: “I have a difficult job, because there are still too many questions and not enough answers.”
4th July 2018

Brexit Brief 44

Issue 44 of the IIEA Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the Brexit talks and collates relevant news from Ireland, the UK and the rest of the EU.
25th June 2018

Business continuity during political uncertainty

In his address to the IIEA, Paul Drechsler discussed the implications of Brexit for business at the local and national level. He also discussed the CBI’s work in Northern Ireland, and how to strengthen the UK-Ireland business relationship in the future.
22nd June 2018

Brexit Brief 43

Issue 43 of the IIEA Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the Brexit talks and collates relevant news from Ireland, the UK and the rest of the EU.