At a press conference following the second round of Article 50 negotiations this week, the EU Chief negotiator Michel Barnier said: "On Ireland, we had a first discussion on the impact of Brexit on two key subjects: the Good Friday Agreement and the Common Travel Area. We agree that the important issue of the Good Friday Agreement, in all its dimensions, requires more detailed discussions. In particular, more work needs to be done to protect North-South cooperation between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Today, that cooperation is embedded in the common framework of EU law and EU policies. We need to better understand how the UK intends on ensuring the continuation of this cooperation after Brexit. We also agreed that the UK should clarify in the next session how it intends on maintaining the Common Travel Area after leaving the EU."
The EU Commissioner for Security Union, Julian King, was today at this year's McGill summer school for a town-hall style debate on the EU's latest moves to boost cooperation between Member States in the fight against cyber attacks and radicalisation. At a time when people's personal data is held for ransom by hackers, when even democratic elections are subject to cyber-threats, what is the EU doing to protect its citizens?
See below for the full text of the Commissioner's speech.
The European Commission Representation in Ireland will host a stand 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.
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,