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27th May 2021

‘State of the Union’ Address from Minister Simon Coveney to the IIEA

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, delivered a ‘State of the Union’ address to the IIEA on Thursday, 13 May 2021, in which he examined the state of the European Union as it recovers from the COVID-19 crisis.
9min
20th May 2021

The View from the Home Nations: Assessing the Scottish and Welsh Elections’ Impact on East-West and EU-UK Relations

Following the recent Scottish and Welsh elections, this blog assesses the future of East-West and EU-UK relations considering the return of both Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford to power.
8min
18th May 2021

Porto 2021 – A New EU Social Commitment

This blog discusses the outcome of the EU Social Summit, which took place in Porto on 7 May 2021.
8min
15th April 2021

Beyond Borissov? The Possible Implications of the Bulgarian Parliamentary Election for the EU and Ireland.

This blog outlines the background context to the Bulgarian parliamentary elections, held on Sunday, 4 April 2021, the results, and their possible implications for the EU and Ireland.
7min
8th April 2021

The European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan

This new blog by Senior Fellow, Tony Brown, examines the European Commission’s Action Plan for implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights
5min