What impact will Brexit have on the environment on island of Ireland? What do we know about what the EU and UK sides want to achieve on environmental regulation in the negotiations? Is it even possible to have divergent regulation? How would that work? The European Parliament is hosting a free discussion event, open to all, in partnership with leading environmental NGOs on Friday 16 June at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk.
A joint workshop on EU Information Sources was co-organised with the Joint Committee of European Affairs at Leinster House on 1 June 2017. The workshop designed specifically for National Parliaments included presentations from the European Parliamentary Research Service, the European Union Office of Publications as well as the Oireachtas Library and Research Service.
Two Irish organisations have been successfully nominated for the European Citizen’s Prize 2017. The youth organisation, Foróige and the campaigning group, Border Communities Against Brexit, are among the 50 winners of the European Citizen's Prize 2017.
A special radio show from the European Parliament in Brussels was broadcast on Newstalk on Saturday morning 3 June 2017. Sarah Carey of Talking Point was speaking to Irish MEPs Matt Carthy, Marian Harkin and Mairead McGuinness, as well as German MEP David McAllister and Patrick Smyth, Europe Editor of The Irish Times.
Following news that U.S. President Donald J. Trump intends to withdraw his country from the Paris Agreement on climate change, the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani has asserted that "the Paris Agreement must be respected. It is a matter of trust and leadership. This Agreement is alive and we will take it forward with or without the US administration"
What will MEPs be working on in next week's plenary session in Strasbourg? Among the items on the agenda will be Statements on US President Trump's decision on COP21 Paris Agreement, 30 years of Erasmus, the issue of the gender pension gap, MEPs priorities on the next European Council, and much more.
On 23 June 2016, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU. The decision will take effect on 29 March 2019. The final agreement will require the approval of the European Parliament and MEPs will scrutinise the process carefully. Here we provide some links to help you understand what is going on and who is doing what.
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