The European Commission has today adopted a Communication outlining the ongoing work on the preparation for all outcomes of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.
On 30 March 2019, the United Kingdom will leave the EU and become a third country. This will have repercussions for citizens, businesses and administrations in both the United Kingdom and the EU. These repercussions range from new controls at the EU's outer border with the UK, to the validity of UK-issued licences, certificates and authorisations and to different rules for data transfers.
The European Commission's Summer 2018 Interim Economic Forecast predicts Ireland to have the highest GDP growth in the EU in 2018 at 5.6%. This is well above the GDP growth rate of 2.1% forecast for the euro area and the EU28 for this year.
GDP growth of 4% is expected for Ireland for 2019, double the growth rate predicted for the EU and the euro area.
Inflation in Ireland is expected to reach 1% this year and 1.3% in 2019, below the 1.7% rate forecast for the EU for both 2018 and 2019.
You can read the full Irish forecast here.
See below for the full European Commission press release.
To celebrate 30 years of the Erasmus programme, the Embassy of France in Ireland, together with the Higher Education Authority, twelve EU Embassies and the European Commission Representation in Ireland, has launched "European Union(s)", a photo exhibition highlighting the human dimension of the Erasmus programme.
The exhibition presents the stories of 22 binational families who met through the Erasmus programme since its launch.
- 03/07/2018 to 30/07/2018
EU Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development Phil Hogan will address a Citizens' Dialogue at this year's MacGill Summer School on the theme "Beyond Brexit: Ireland in Europe - the future scenario".
Other speakers include Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament, and Patricia Callan, Director of the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland and former Director of the Small Firms Association.
The speeches will be followed by an open forum.