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A new competition was announced today to employ translators with Irish at the European Commission – both in Ireland (Grange, Co. Meath) and in Brussels.  The competition, which will be run by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) will aim to create a panel from which the European Commission can employ translators to work in the Irish Language Unit of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Translation.  The deadline for applications is midday 17 March 2020 (Brussels time).

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In its Winter 2020 Interim Economic Forecast, published today, the European Commission predicts that Ireland’s GDP will grow by 3.6% this year and by 3.2% in 2021. Only two countries are forecast to see faster growth in 2020: Malta (4%) and Romania (3.8%). On average, GDP is expected to grow by 1.4% in the EU and by 1.2% in the Euro Area in 2020 and 2021.

The forecast for Ireland also estimates real GDP to have grown by 5.7% in 2019, the fastest rate in the EU. It states that activities by multinationals remain difficult to predict and could drive headline growth in either direction.

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The European Commission Representation in Ireland, in co-operation with the European Movement Ireland and the National University of Ireland Galway, is organising a Citizens' Dialogue on the Future of Europe - 'Galway at the Heart of Europe' - on Thursday evening, 20 February.

With Galway the European Capital of Culture 2020, we invite you to join Vice-President of the European Commission Dubravka Šuica, responsible for Democracy and Demography; and Midlands-North West MEP Maria Walsh for the debate.

Date: 
20/02/2020