Future of Europe

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Minister Ann Linde & Minister Helen McEntee
IIEA27th September 20171min

As part of the IIEA’s project on Ireland and the Future of the EU27, Ann Linde, Swedish Minister for EU Affairs and Trade, and Helen McEntee T.D., Irish Minister for European Affairs, addressed the Insitute to present their governments’ perspectives on the Future of the EU27 post Brexit. In their speeches, each Minister outlined the vision for the EU in their countries, and discussed areas of potential policy alignment betwen Ireland and like-minded countries, such as Sweden.

IIEA1st September 20172min

Today, the IIEA will host a major international seminar on delivering the DSM providing insights from the Irish, Norwegian and Estonian Governments and from the European Commission. This seminar, which will be moderated by Joyce O'Connor, Chair of the IIEA's Digital Future Working Group, is co-hosted by the Estonian and Norwegian Embassies to coincide with their respective Presidencies of the European Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers.

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IIEA1st September 20172min

The seminar entitled: Delivering the Digital Single Market, covered a range of issues associated with completing the Digital Single Market, including the free flow of data (the so-called Fifth Freedom), E-governance and cooperation in the Digital North. The event was co-hosted by the IIEA, the Estonian Embassy to Ireland and the Norwegian Embassy to Ireland.

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Thomas Wright
IIEA25th July 20171min

In his keynote address, Mr Wright drew on his new book, entitled All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the 21st Century and the Future of American Power, in which he claims that great power competition has returned following two decades of unprecedented cooperation between the major global players. He argued that the great powers all seek to avoid a major war with each other but will compete with all measures short of that, including cyber war, economic war, proxy war, and coercive diplomacy.

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IIEA21st July 20171min

On 1 July 2017, Estonia took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time since its accession to the EU. This IIEA briefing note outlines the priorities and policy objectives of the Estonian Presidency, which comes at a particularly important time for the European Union.

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José Viegas
IIEA20th July 20172min

In his keynote address, Mr. Viegas discussed the main mobility-related problems affecting quality of urban life and proposed a new approach to address these challenges, taking advantage of the possibilities opened by digital connectivity. He showed how ride sharing can play a key role in addressing congestion, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, parking, car use and car ownership. He focused in particular on lessons learned on the International Transport Forum simulations that have been run in Lisbon in which buses and cars were replaced by different types of shared vehicles. Finally, he discussed the potential application of ride sharing in Dublin.

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Eóin O’Keeffe18th July 20175min

In a joint statement, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch claim that thousands more refugees and migrants could be at risk of dying in the Central Mediterranean, if the European Commission’s plan for a Code of Conduct for NGOs is improperly conducted. The Code of Conduct for NGOs was first announced by the European Commission on 6 July 2017, as part of an EU Action Plan, which aims to support Italy and reduce migratory pressure of illegal migrants along the Central Mediterranean Route. In the first six months of 2017, Italy received over 82,000 migrants, which has stretched its capacities to the limit.