Thursday 19 October 2017

Ireland must be vigilant in Europe

'The speech in the European Parliament was accompanied by the adoption of concrete initiatives by the European Commission on trade, investment screening, cybersecurity, industry, data and democracy.'
'The speech in the European Parliament was accompanied by the adoption of concrete initiatives by the European Commission on trade, investment screening, cybersecurity, industry, data and democracy.'
Editorial

Editorial

There was much to be welcomed in European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the Union address last week in which he presented his priorities for the year ahead and outlined his vision for how the European Union could evolve, not least the sense of optimism he sought to portray after a decade of stagnation and the uncertainty created by the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

The speech in the European Parliament was accompanied by the adoption of concrete initiatives by the European Commission on trade, investment screening, cybersecurity, industry, data and democracy.

However, there were also several notes which will be of concern to this country and all smaller, peripheral countries in Europe, particularly in light of the UK's exit, a decision which will allow the political power blocs of Germany and France more freedom to dominate influence within the EU.

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