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Tajani: ‘#Brexit will be a particular challenge for Ireland and its people’

Tajani: ‘#Brexit will be a particular challenge for Ireland and its people’

Enda Kenny (left) with Antonio Tajani “Brexit will be a particular challenge for Ireland and its people,” said Parliament President Antonio Tajani after welcoming Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to the Parliament on 2 March. Tajani also expressed his “understanding for the deep political and economic ties that link Ireland and the UK”. Describing Ireland […]

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#Brexit: ‘The Good Friday Agreement should in no way be put at risk’

#Brexit: ‘The Good Friday Agreement should in no way be put at risk’

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker received Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny in Brussels today (23 February). The meeting was focused on Brexit, both the questions specific to Ireland and broader European issues. Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, sat in on the meeting. Juncker spoke glowingly of his personal relationship with Kenny and his […]

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#Irish PM to respond to leadership questions as disquiet grows

#Irish PM to respond to leadership questions as disquiet grows

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny may lay out a timetable for stepping down at a meeting of his ruling Fine Gael party on Wednesday (22 February), writes Padraic Halpin. With calls increasing for Kenny to spell out his plans, his spokesman said on Monday that the prime minister would not comment on the issue until […]

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#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

#ProjectDiamond begins where #PinkPanther left off

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

This week Europol organized, together with Austria and Switzerland, the first international conference on jewellery robbery and burglary under a new umbrella project entitled ‘Diamond’. Hosted at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, the event brought together more than 70 experts from almost all EU Member States, as well as third parties from Europe, Asia, the […]

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Hays says hiring in London slumped after #Brexit vote

Hays says hiring in London slumped after #Brexit vote

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

International recruitment firm Hays (HAYS.L) said hiring in London fell sharply as property and construction clients were reluctant to take on new staff after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, writes Esha Vaish in Bengaluru. The company, which places workers in areas such as finance and IT, reported a sharper fall in first-quarter UK […]

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European Commission appoints new Head of Representation in #Ireland

European Commission appoints new Head of Representation in #Ireland

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Gerard Kiely (pictured) will take up office as the new head of the European Commission’s Representation in Ireland on 1 October 2016. He brings more than thirty years’ European and international affairs experience as well as strong communication skills to this post. He joined the European civil service in 1989, specializing in International Relations on […]

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Wide support for Commission’s state aid verdict on Ireland’s tax deal with #Apple

Wide support for Commission’s state aid verdict on Ireland’s tax deal with #Apple

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager (pictured) won wide support from MEPs, in a Wednesday afternoon debate (14 September), for the Commission’s state aid verdict that the tax benefits that Ireland granted to Apple Inc., enabling it to pay substantially less tax than other businesses over many years, were illegal. Some MEPs criticized Apple and Irelands’ plans […]

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