Staff from the European Commission, in liaison with staff from the European Central Bank, visited Dublin from 28 November to 1 December 2017 to conduct the eighth post-programme surveillance (PPS) review mission for Ireland. The main objective of PPS is to assess the country’s capacity to repay the loans granted under the former EU-IMF financial assistance programme and, if necessary, to recommend corrective actions.
Social media companies need to do more to respond to the requests, made last March by the European Commission and Member States' consumer authorities, to comply with EU consumer rules.
Vera Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality said: "As social media networks are used as advertising and commercial platforms, they must fully respect consumer rules. I am pleased that the enforcement of EU rules to protect consumers by national authorities is bearing fruit, as some companies are now making their platforms safer for consumers; however, it is unacceptable that this is still not complete and it is taking so much time. This confirms that we need a ‘New Deal for Consumers': EU consumer rules should be respected and if companies don't comply, they should face sanctions."
The Irish Society for European Law (ISEL) is hosting an International Women's Day event on Monday evening, 5 March (starting at 6.30 pm) to discuss the role of influential women in Ireland and Europe.
Speakers include Emily O'Reilly, European Ombudsman, and Katherine Licken, Secretary General, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. The event will be chaired by Rachel Hussey, Partner, Arthur Cox, Member of the Steering Committee of the Irish Chapter of the...
The Model Council of the European Union debate for secondary schools will take place on Friday, 9 March in the Printworks Conference Centre in Dublin Castle.
The Model Council is an annual debate for secondary schools organised by the European Commission Representation in Ireland. It is a simulation of a meeting of the Council of the European Union and involves teams from 28 secondary schools, each of which represents an EU Member State. The event allows schools to gain first-hand...