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13th July 2018

The UK white paper on the future relationship with the EU

On Thursday, 12 July, the UK released its White Paper outlining the UK’s desired terms for the future relationship. This blog outlines the structure of the proposal and examines the proposed economic partnership.
29th June 2018

France and Germany on Eurozone Reform, From ‘Discretion v. Rules’ to ‘Centralisation v. Inter-governmentalism’.

At the Euro Summit today, Friday 29 June, Leaders of Eurozone countries will discuss the proposed programme of limited reforms agreed by Germany and France at a recent bilateral meeting. It is important for countries such as Ireland to understand changes in the approach of both countries to EMU reform since the crisis.
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.
16th May 2018

Meeting Ireland’s Climate Commitments for 2020 and 2030: an Update

IIEA Senior Fellow, Joseph Curtin presented to the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment on May 16th.
10th May 2018

Emmanuel Macron’s Vision of a Sovereign Europe: Rhetoric or Reality?

Since his election, Emmanuel Macron has repeatedly called for ‘European sovereignty’. This blog will analyse the French leaders’ vision for a sovereign Europe, and whether his vision for the European Union is feasible in the current political climate.