EU Affairs Blog


8th October 2019

The Challenge of Multilateralism

Tony Brown describes the challenge posed by the presumption of power over a rules-based international legal system and highlights recent calls to update the current multinational order.
3rd October 2019

John Bruton addresses IIEA Brussels

IIEA board member and former Taoiseach, John Bruton, addressed the IIEA Brussels on Monday, 30 September 2019.
10th September 2019

Macron’s Balancing Act in Europe

This brief provides an overview of France’s influence on the selection of the heads of the EU institutions and future thematic focus, in respect of developments within the EU since the European elections took place on 23-26 May 2019. It also assesses recent developments in Franco-Irish relations during this period. Further afield, the brief reviews President Macron’s broader strategy on foreign policy at the G7 Summit and annual Conference of Ambassadors.
11th July 2019

IIEA Briefing on the Finnish Presidency

On 1 July 2019, Finland assumed the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This briefing examines what we can expect over the next six months.
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.