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Irish people are the most likely (85%) to be optimistic about the future of the EU according to a new Eurobarometer poll released this week, ahead of Denmark in second place at 79%. On average, 61% of Europeans were optimistic about the future of the EU with only the United Kingdom (47%) and Greece (45%) coming in under 50%.

The poll also shows that Irish people were, at 77%, the happiest with the way democracy works in the EU. This is also well above the EU average of 55%. The United Kingdom (46%), France (45%) and Greece (36%) were the only three countries in the EU where only a minority were satisfied with the way democracy works in the EU.

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The European Commission is today adopting a Communication and four reports that will support European and national authorities in better addressing money laundering and terrorist financing risks. The Juncker Commission put strong EU rules in place with the fourth and the fifth Anti-Money laundering directives and reinforced the supervisory role of the European Banking Authority. The reports stress the need for their full implementation while underlining that a number of structural shortcomings in the implementation of the Union's anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing rules still need to be addressed.
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The European Commission and Languages Connect invite you to ‘Try a new language’ during Culture Night – Friday, 20 September. 

As part of our annual celebration of the European Day of Languages (26 September), we will provide 20-minute taster classes in the following languages: French, German, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish.

Date: 
20/09/2019

The European Commission's Directorate-General for the Environment will hold a special Citizens' Dialogue for young people in Blanchardstown Library (Civic Centre, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15, D15 RY73) on Tuesday 3 October 2019 (timing not set yet) on the future of the Environment.

Date: 
03/10/2019