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19th July 2019

Delving Deeper into the New EU Leadership Package

This briefing provides background on the proposed leaders and explores where they stand on issues of relevance to the future of Europe and to Ireland. The briefing also covers the next steps in the appointment process for the candidates that have not yet been formally appointed.
15th July 2019

The Outcome of the European Parliament Elections

In this policy briefing, Francis Jacobs identifies the key trends that have emerged in Ireland and across Europe following the elections to the European Parliament in May 2019.
11th July 2019

Social Europe in the New Strategic Agenda

The EU’s New Strategic Agenda will inform Union policies over the next five years. This blog examines the agenda’s Social Europe dimension and outlines where it overlaps with Ireland’s European policy.
9th July 2019

Brexit Brief 68

Issue 68 of the Brexit Brief notes the current state of play in the Brexit debate and collates relevant news from Ireland, the UK and the rest of the EU.
3rd July 2019

A Delicate Balance: The EU’s new Strategic Agenda

On 20 June 2019, Heads of State or Government in the European Council adopted the EU’s Strategic Agenda for 2019-2024. This high-level document is designed to provide a blueprint of the EU’s political direction for the next five years. This search for a common narrative has perhaps been deeper and more reflective this time around, as the EU prepares for life as a Union of 27.