June 12th 2020
“The EU is currently the second-largest arms supplier in the world, after the US and before Russia, and a new European Parliament report by MEP Hannah Neumann (Greens) is set to urge the Commission and member states to address concerns over the lack of transparency and common arms export rules across the bloc”
*FOR SOME OF OUR IRISH MEP’S THIS REPORT HASN’T GONE FAR ENOUGH (listen to the podcast to see who and why)
♪ Music this week from Iceland and France.
May 29th 2020
“Despite comparatively high overall levels of life satisfaction and optimism in Ireland, young Irish women report being the loneliest of any nationality in the European Union.
A new study says that young women in Ireland aged between 18 and 35 also report being among the most depressed in Europe.
The survey was carried out last month by the Dublin-based EU agency ‘Eurofound’ “.
Also this week we heard from some of our Irish MEP’s.
♪ Music this week from Greece ♪
May 15th 2020
“Today, the 13th of May 2020, the European Commission issued an official recommendation on vouchers offered to passengers and travellers as an alternative to reimbursement for cancelled package travel and transport services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
This week we heard from our Irish MEP’s and we also had some news from our European Commission representatives here in Ireland
♪ Music this week from Spain and Romania ♫
May 01st 2020
This week we had an excerpt from the recent press conference by The European Commissions Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier. We heard from our Irish MEP’s and had a quick round up of some of the stories of European interest that have made the headlines in Dublin.
Music this week was from Belgium and Sweden.
EU Members States, supported by the Commission, have developed an EU toolbox for the use of mobile applications for contact tracing and warning in response to the coronavirus pandemic.