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18/02/2019

The European Commission has today stepped up its “no-deal” outreach to EU businesses in the area of customs and indirect taxation such as VAT, given the risk that the United Kingdom may leave the EU on 30 March this year without a deal (a “no-deal” scenario).

The outreach campaign launched today is part of the Commission's ongoing efforts to prepare for the UK's exit of the European Union without a deal, in line with the European Council (Article 50) conclusions of December 2018, calling for intensified preparedness work for all scenarios.

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15/02/2019

The European Commission today adopted the 2018 edition of the General Report.

The report shows how the EU is delivering on its commitments to Europeans.

In 2018, after nearly 6 years of continuous growth, 239 million Europeans were at work – more than ever before. 12.4 million jobs have now been created since 2014, with unemployment dropping to 6.8% and youth unemployment back to 2008 levels. The Juncker Investment Plan for Europe has mobilised over €370 billion in investment across Europe. 

 

Events
Launch of the EU 45 stories exhibition

This exhibition illustrates just some of the ways in which Ireland has benefitted from EU membership over the past four and a half decades. It includes stories from every county and across many sectors, including agriculture, culture, education, business, environment, health and consumer protection.

The exhibition is on a nationwide tour until July 2019, following its successful launch in Leinster House in 2018. 

Date:
  • 01/11/2018 to 31/07/2019
Venue:
Clones, Ballinasloe, Blanchardstown, Sligo, Portlaoise, Nenagh, Waterford and Letterkenny
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The European Commission Representation in Ireland, in co-operation with the European Movement Ireland, is hosting a Citizens’ Dialogue on “Brexit & Europe – Where Are We Headed?”.

Speakers include:

  • Gerry Kiely, Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland,
  • Dr Mary C. Murphy, Lecturer in Politics at UCC.
Date:
  • 21/02/2019
Venue:
UCC Boole Library, University College Cork