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Phil Hogan: Safeguarding the Food Chain

TweetAgriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan told a Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) conference in Dublin last Friday that: “In Europe we still treasure the family farm model and all it represents for our rural areas. The European Commission wants this principle to continue, distinguishing

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Dublin, 19th October Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe

TweetEU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and Brian Hayes MEP will host a Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe on Thursday 19 October in Dublin. It’s in the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Registration is from 5.45 pm and we kick off at 6.15

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October dates for Business Advice Clinics held in Blanchardstown’s Europe Direct Information Centre

TweetIn cooperation with the Fingal Local Enterprise Office (LEO), Blanchardstown’s Europe Direct Information Centre holds fortnightly Business Advice Clinics. They have been developed to assist those who are thinking about starting out in business or those who have an existing business and are at a stage where

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Blanchardstown EDIC hosts annual regional Soapbox on 18 October 2017

TweetThe theme this year is “Brexit: Ireland’s Opportunity” and is open to entrants who are 18 years or under or those who are 19 years and over. Winners in both categories will receive a prize sponsored by the EU Commission with runner up prizes sponsored by the

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Soapbox 2017 at Ballinasloe Library

Tweet Ballinasloe EDIC once again hosted this years Soapbox Competition on Friday, 29th September. One of the first regional finals of the competition, 22 competitors took part in total, speaking on the theme of ‘Brexit: Ireland’s Opportunity?’. With 19 speakers in the ’18 and Under’ category, competition

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Path to Taxation of Digital Economy

Tweet “The current tax framework does not fit with modern realities.” So said the European Commission this week, as it announced its plan to tackle the issue of how to tax international digital companies. The aim is to ensure a coherent EU approach to taxing the digital

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EU Canada Agreement to benefit Irish business

Tweet Business opportunities for Irish companies look set to boom from today (21 September) as the new EU-Canada trade agreement comes in to effect. At present, Irish exports to Canada are worth €1.4 billion per year but this will now increase under the deal. Irish exports of

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The EU Investment Plan – an opportunity for local businesses in Waterford

TweetThe EU Investment Plan – an opportunity for local businesses Last Wednesday (27th September) over 50 entrepreneurs gathered at Boxworks Co-working space in Waterford’s City Centre to discuss the European Investment Plan and its relevance to the south-east region.  The event was organised by the Europe Direct

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The EU Investment Plan – what is in it for you?

TweetThe EU Investment Plan – what is in it for you? Waterford 27th September, Boxworks, Patrick Street, Waterford City at 6pm Are you an SME or an entrepreneur with an idea but need funding? Would you like access to major investors throughout Europe? Would you like to find

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Apprenticeships abroad: Commission gives boost to long-term placements across the EU

TweetThe European Commission is pre-financing seven pilot projects that offer long-term apprenticeships abroad. The aim of these projects is to test experiment placements of at least 6 months, in an effort to promote apprenticeships abroad of a longer duration. Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour

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