The European Commission today approved a joint electricity capacity for Ireland and Northern Ireland. This is part of building a joint all-island electricity market. The joint operation had to be signed off by Commissioner Margrethe Vestager under the EU's State aid rules.
Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: "The joint Irish and Northern Irish capacity mechanism will help ensure security of electricity supply in the years to come. I think it is a good thing that this mechanism is operated across national borders and fosters competition among all potential capacity providers, to the benefit of consumers."
The European Commission has just published a country "health" profile for each Member State, including Ireland. The Commissioner for Health, Vytenis Andriukaitis, urged Member States to spend more on primary care and prevention. He said: "Spending only 3% of our health budgets on prevention, compared with 80% on the treatment of diseases, is simply not enough...and we need to enshrine health promotion and disease prevention...to improve people's health and reduce pressure on health systems."
Eurofound will launch its new report on care homes for older Europeans at a special event on Tuesday 28 November 2017 in Europe House, Dublin.
The event will be opened by Mr Jim Daly, Irish Minister of State at the Department of Health with special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People, and will gather policy makers, academics, practitioners, and representatives from national authorities and European institutions in order to discuss fresh research findings on the provision...
The European Social Fund (ESF) is celebrating 60 Years of Investing in People with a one day conference in Dublin on Tuesday 28 November 2017. The conference will bring together ESF stakeholders, policy makers, social partners and practitioners.
The objectives of the Conference are to highlight the role and support provided by the ESF and also the achievements accomplished by activities supported by the ESF in Ireland.