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Francis Jacobs, Member of IIEA EU27 Expert Group and Former Head of European Parliament Office, Dublin.
IIEA1st March 201812min

This blog analyses the state of play in Italian politics in advance of the 4 March 2018 elections, looking at the breakdown of the left, and the development of pre-election coalitions. It also examines rise of the Five Star Movement, paying particular attention to its ability to draw support from the far-right and far-left. Finally, the blog looks ahead to the possible outcomes of the election.

IIEA22nd January 20182min

A new national debate on the future of the EU27 has been launched by the Irish Government. Contributions to this debate have been made by leading European figures, by EU Member States, and by the EU Institutions and Irish people have been called upon to discuss their own visions for the future of the EU.  

IIEA8th December 201710min

The IIEA and ESB hosted Take Charge – Together Towards a Low Carbon Future, a major international conference on a consumer-driven energy future, on 23 November 2017. Over 300 delegates attended and listened to the speakers’ insights on how consumers could be effectively encouraged and engaged in making the vision of a low carbon future a reality. Here are our 10 takeaways.