Simon Coveney to attend EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels to discuss Western Balkans, EU-African Union cooperation, Iran, Ukraine and Venezuela

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, was in Brussels recently to attend a meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Ministers. Ministers will discuss the Western Balkans, EU-African Union cooperation, Iran, Ukraine and Venezuela Speaking in advance of the meeting, the Tánaiste said: “Ministers will have an exchange of views on the…

Tánaiste Simon Coveney attends EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels to discuss Central Asia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Yemen and Security and Defence

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, is in Brussels today, Monday November 19,  to attend a meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Ministers. Ministers will discuss Central Asia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Yemen and Security and Defence. Speaking in advance of the meeting, the Tánaiste said: “Ministers will have an exchange…

Statement by Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee TD, on the State of the Union address to the European Parliament by President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker

President Juncker’s State of the Union speech is an important contribution to the ongoing debate on the future of Europe. We greatly appreciated the solidarity President Juncker has demonstrated on Brexit, and welcome his comments today in support of Ireland. His wide-ranging speech touched on many of the key areas in the debate, including the…

No radical change in EU direction needed, Ibec tells Future of Europe National Citizens’ Dialogue

At the National Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Ibec said that the EU must focus its efforts on implementing ongoing positive reform, rather than embarking on a radical change of direction. The business group said the EU should focus on its core competencies and objectives, and avoid legislating in areas where member states are better…