In advance of the third African Union – European Union Agriculture Ministerial Conference taking place in Rome, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan yesterday (19 June) met His Holiness Pope Francis to inform him of the two continents' growing "partnership of equals" in agriculture and rural development policy.
Commissioner Hogan thanked Pope Francis for his "strong advocacy for policies that support rural communities to be the architects of their own development", and in this context drew his attention to this week's third African Union – European Union Agriculture Ministerial, where a historic Political Declaration will be signed, committing both continents to a shared agenda for greater action.
Ireland was ranked best in the EU for Employment Impacts and Sales Impacts on the 2019 EU Commission Innovation Scoreboard out today. Ireland is also characterised as a "Strong" innovator, the second highest category out of four (leader/ strong/ moderate / modest).
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.
It will be on display in the Europe Direct Information Centre,...
- 01/11/2018 - 31/07/2019