The results of the Spring Eurobarometer opinion poll have just been published. Data show that optimism is on the rise in Europe with an increasing majority of people in the EU positive about the future of the European Union. Irish people are the most optimistic of all (77%) and most likely of all to have a positive image of the EU, at 58%, up 3 points since autumn 2016. Close to a majority of Europeans are now also optimistic about their national economy, while support for the euro shows its highest score since 2004. Over two-thirds of Irish people are positive about the national economy (68%, up 4 points since autumn 2016).
Ireland is to receive over €2.9 million from the new EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme for the 2017/2018 school year. The new scheme, which brings together the old School Fruit and Vegetables and School Milk Schemes, aims to promote healthy eating habits among children. It will include the distribution of fruit, vegetables and milk products in schools, as well as dedicated educational programmes to teach pupils about the importance of good nutrition and to explain how food is produced.
Ireland will celebrate European Heritage Days this year from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 August.
There are loads of great events taking place all around Ireland. Check them out here.
The European Commission Representation in Ireland will host a stand (Stand 315, Row 14, Block 3) at the “The National Ploughing Championships” in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly from Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 September 2017.
Further information about what will be on offer at our stand will be posted to this page as it becomes available.