Category Archives: Europe

Brussels to Belfast

Political union rejected by MEPs European Commission President José Manuel Barroso used his third state of the union speech to call for a federation of nation-states as an alternative to leaving the...

Brussels to Belfast

Northern input into Irish EU presidency The Republic’s EU presidency could extend north of the border under plans discussed by the North/South Ministerial Council.  Its plenary meeting in June discussed the possibility...

What makes a resilient region?

European regions are most resilient when their economies are diverse and their leaders anticipate change, a Cardiff University study indicates. Lessons in how to avoid the worst impacts of an economic crisis...

Brussels to Belfast

New Sinn Féin MEP co-opted Martina Anderson replaced Bairbre de Brún as Sinn Féin’s MEP for Northern Ireland on 12 June; de Brún had been unwell for some time and stepped down...

Roadmap 2050

agendaNi examines the European Commission’s Roadmap 2050 which outlines various paths to a decarbonised Europe by 2050. Roadmap 2050 has concluded that Europe’s energy production will have to be almost carbon-free in...

Brussels to Belfast

Local views on the Fiscal Compact Treaty The Irish Government will hold a referendum on Fiscal Compact Treaty on 31 May. The treaty will require countries to limit their annual government deficits...

Brussels to Belfast

A need to remember The European Union is “poor at remembering” and must formally commemorate the First and Second World Wars, rather than just moving on, according to Diane Dodds.  The Parliament...