EU Affairs

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Karen Banks, Deputy Director General of the Legal Service of the European Commission
IIEA22nd October 20191min

Ms Banks demonstrates how EU law can affect national rules concerning the judiciary and the administration of justice at the national level. She discusses how EU law relies on the national justice systems to apply EU norms and outlines how fundamental rights embedded in cross border legislation and can have profound implications for national judicial systems.

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IIEA10th September 20191min

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.