Category Archives: Europe

Single procurement document launched

The recently launched European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) will make it easier for SMEs to compete for public contracts.   First proposed in the EU’s 2014 Directive on Procurement, the European Commission...

Roaming charges abolished

agendaNi assess the impact of the European Union’s legislation that will bring an end to mobile roaming charges. In an attempt to boost growth and innovation across Europe, The European Union has...

Brussels to remain neutral in brexit debate

The European Commission’s Head of Representation for the United Kingdom, Jacqueline Minor claims Brussels will take no stance on Brexit debate. Jacqueline Minor, head of the EU Commission representation in the UK...

Aviation strategy adopted

The European Commission’s aviation strategy is designed to boost Europe’s economy, strengthen its industrial base and contribute to EU global leadership. The European Commission has adopted a new aviation strategy. The strategy...

Grexit is still an option

Peter Cheney assesses how Greece’s debt crisis could potentially impact on Ireland. Integration can no longer be taken for granted as national interests become more prominent. Greece’s withdrawal from the euro zone...

Investment Plan for Europe

Europe’s economy is recovering but investment remains at mid-recession levels.  Peter Cheney summarises the European Commission’s plans to boost infrastructure spending. The Investment Plan for Europe promises to release €315 billion for...

The Brexit and Northern Ireland

A British referendum on EU membership will have major consequences for the region. The returning officer’s declaration after the UK’s referendum on the European Union will be a significant moment in British...

Time to decide on Europe

Diane Dodds discusses the varied work of an MEP with Peter Cheney and outlines her case for a referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union. With Europe rising up the...

Greece’s election aftermath

Alex Tsipras’ election on an anti-austerity platform is the latest phase in an arduous journey which began with Greece’s international bail-out in 2010. Tsipras is Greece’s fifth Prime Minister in as many...