Upcoming Event: Liberal Breakfast “Priorities of the Irish EU Presidency 2013: a liberal view”

Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Maison des Ailes, Rue Montoyer 1, 1000 Brussels

PIn the first half of 2013, Ireland holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Dublin has placed its agenda for the next six months under the motto “For Stability, Jobs and Growth” in order to highlight both the Irish emergence from the crisis and its determination to contribute to the stability of the Eurozone. It may already be a role model in austerity, selecting state-owned venues for the more than 180 EU meetings and advising dignitaries to take public transportation. Another objective for Ireland is to highlight the advantage Member States in the European Union draw from their interdependence and close cooperation. Will Dublin be able to discourage the UK from considering the “Brexit”? Can Ireland, burdened with a critical youth unemployment rate, achieve improvements in the financial and economic architecture of the EU?

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Upcoming event: Liberal Breakfast “Priorities of the Cypriot EU Presidency 2012: A liberal view”

Wednesday, 11 July 2012, 8.00-9.30h

In the second half of 2012, Cyprus holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. For Cyprus, one of the smallest and newest members of the EU, presiding over the EU presents both a challenge and an opportunity. It will be a chance for Cyprus to make the image of the small island more pronounced and take appropriate steps towards a swift reunification. The challenge will be that on the one hand Cyprus will have to handle the critical economic situation in the EU. On the other pave the way for the next multi-annual financial framework and the EU’s long-term future. Praxoula Antoniadou Kyracou, former Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism will discuss the priorities Cyprus does and should hold during its presidency.

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Auftakt der Dänischen Ratspräsidentschaft

Zum Auftakt der dänischen Ratspräsidentschaft sprach der Europaabgeordnete Morten Løkkegaard in Brüssel. Über 100 Gäste waren der gemeinsamen Einladung des neu gewählten ELDR-Präsidenten Sir Graham Watson und des Dialogprogramm Brüssel der Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit gefolgt, um mehr über die Pläne und Prioritäten der Dänen zu erfahren. Continue reading