Irish EU presidency: A breath of fresh Eire?

Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Euractiv, 18.12.2012

Link to original article


The upcoming Irish presidency of the EU Council of Ministers will be one of realism and optimism, Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore told reporters during a hand-over event in Brussels. Ireland, he said, hoped to become the first country to emerge from the EU/IMF bailout programme. […]

“The Irish EU Presidency comes at a decisive moment. In two weeks’ time, the December summit will agree a roadmap towards genuine Economic and Monetary Union. But is there less ambition than in June? Is there a risk that member states’ governments might fall into the trap of complacency?” said Janis Emmanouilidis, a senior policy analyst at the European Policy Centre.

“Ireland has a strong interest in the banking union, and wants to push it forward. The negotiations on the MFF will also be on Ireland’s watch. There’s a chance that a compromise will be found between member states, but then come negotiations with the European Parliament,” he said. [...]

For the article on the website of Euractiv see here.


Latest media contributions

EU's Von der Leyen to unveil trillion-euro recovery plan
Quotes, France 24, 27.05.2020

De la crise de 2008 à celle du coronavirus en 2020... Comment l'Union européenne a appris de ses erreurs
Quotes, La Libre Belgique, 26.05.2020

EPC Weekly Update – Franco-German proposal for €500bn 'recovery fund'; Single Market; industrial policy
Online Briefing, YouTube, 20.05.2020

Coronavirus : Paris et Berlin espèrent fédérer l’Europe autour de leur projet de relance
Quotes, La Croix, 19.05.2020

French-German Recovery Plan Faces Tough Brussels Test
Quotes, AFP, 19.05.2020

Η Ευρώπη της επόμενης ημέρας
Quotes, Kathimerini (GR), 17.05.2020

EPC Weekly Update EPC Weekly Update – Commission's tourism & transport package; German constitutional court; 'recovery instrument'; migration/asylum & Schengen
Online Briefing, YouTube, 15.05.2020

Debt Crisis, Brexit, Now Virus. Can the EU Survive?
Quotes, Bloomberg, 13.05.2020

Espresso oder Friseur – Europa öffnet nach dem Lockdown
Quotes, Deutsche Welle, 10.05.2020

EPC Weekly Update EPC Weekly Update – German constitutional court; recovery initiative; Brexit
Talkshow, YouTube, 08.05.2020


Media