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22/06/2017

Three Dublin SMEs have won EU grants of €50,000 each, continuing the excellent track-record of Irish universities and SMEs at winning funding from Europe's Research Fund.

Competition for Horizon 2020 cash is fierce but Ireland consistently out-performs other countries relative to our size. Today's announcement is confirmation that this trend is continuing.

Commissioner Moscovici presenting the Proposals
21/06/2017

The European Commission has today proposed tough new transparency rules for intermediaries - such as tax advisors, accountants, banks and lawyers - who design and promote tax planning schemes for their clients.

Recent media leaks such as the Panama Papers have exposed how some intermediaries actively assist companies and individuals to escape taxation, usually through complex cross-border schemes. Today's proposal aims to tackle such aggressive tax planning by increasing scrutiny around the previously-unseen activities of tax planners and advisers.

Events

On the first anniversary of the UK/EU referendum, the Brussels-based European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will hold a conference in Dundalk on the impact of Brexit on border communities.

The Vice-President of the European Parliament, Mairead McGuinness, will open the session on June 23, which will gather civil society representatives from all EU Member States to assess the economic, social and political implications of any type of UK withdrawal from the EU. 

 

Date:
20/06/2017
Time:
13:45
Poster advertising the exhibition

In cooperation with Comhlámh, the European Commission Representation in Ireland is hosting a photo exhibition on the EU Aid Volunteer initiative.

The exhibition features EU volunteers working with organisations across Europe as well as local volunteers working on humanitarian projects across Asia, Africa and Latin America.

It will be open to the public on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm from 12 to 30 June at Europe House,

Date:
09/06/2017
Time:
11:45