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.
As of tomorrow, new EU rules to cut costs and formalities for citizens living outside their home country will start to apply across the European Union.
Currently, citizens moving to or living in another EU country must obtain a stamp to prove that their public documents (such as a birth, marriage or death certificate) are authentic. This is the case of around 17 million EU citizens.
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.
- 01/11/2018 to 31/07/2019
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?”.
- Gerry Kiely, Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland,
- Dr Mary C. Murphy, Lecturer in Politics at UCC.