Evaluation of the Irish Presidency: extracts from the press conference by Rory Montgomery, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the EU
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - Council/Justus Lipsius
End production: 01/07/2013 First transmission: 01/07/2013
The Irish Presidency comes to a close on 30 June, after an action-packed and highly successful six months. The headlines have been grabbed by agreements reached on things such as the MMF, Trade agreements, Agriculture and Fisheries reform, caps on bankers’ bonuses and new rules on tobacco.
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||SOUNDBITE (in English) by Rory Montgomery, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the EU: Obviously the watchwords of the Iris Presidency were stability, growth and jobs. We focuses a lot of our energy on banking union and financial stability and as you know we were able to complete negotiations with the Parliament on CRD 4 and on the SSM and those are some of the examples of what was left to us by the Cyprus Presidency. From our part we manage to conclude the negotiations on banking resolution and now Lithuania will manage the negotiations on the Council and carry forward the trialogue with the Parliament. Important financial services files were completed. Wee also emphasize very heavily work on MFF and at 11h00 we reach a deal with the parliament which will be voted this week.
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||SOUNDBITE (in English) by Rory Montgomery: we manage to complete negotiations on MFF, horizon 2020 and Erasmus for all which is very important.
||SOUNDBITE (in English) by Rory Montgomery: We work hard also en the EU-US trade partnership
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