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Youth and sport must be a priority in Covid-19 recovery – MEP Kelly

Published: Mon, 08 February 2021

Young people and their future health and career prospects should be a clear priority across all EU policy and funding areas in the recovery plans from the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Seán Kelly MEP who is backing calls for more targeted assistance for youth and sport.

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FG MEPs: NI Protocol should not be renegotiated but better utilised

Published: Fri, 05 February 2021

Fine Gael’s five MEPs have said that the Northern Ireland Protocol should not be renegotiated, but better utilised for everyone’s benefit. Seán Kelly, Deirdre Clune, Frances Fitzgerald, Colm Markey and Maria Walsh are also urging the President of the European Commission to provide clarity on last Friday’s “concerning” proposal to trigger Article 16 relating to […]

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Opinion: Horizon Europe’s innovation will help us rise from Covid-19 crisis stronger

Published: Wed, 03 February 2021

Research and innovation are indispensable for ensuring vital progress in our economies and our daily lives, tackling unforeseen crises and building resilient societies. Research was among the very first EU policy areas to react with a comprehensive response to the coronavirus crisis. One billion euro from Horizon 2020 programme was mobilized to ensure delivering of […]

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MEP Kelly: Prioritise food checks review under EU-UK Trade deal

Published: Wed, 03 February 2021

Fine Gael’s Leader in the European Parliament, Seán Kelly MEP, is calling for a review of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) checks on food to be prioritised under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. “Although the realities, and indeed consequences, of Brexit are causing many difficulties for businesses, agriculture and even households it is important to recognize that […]

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Ireland could attract more EU third-level students post-Brexit

Published: Mon, 18 January 2021

Seán Kelly MEP is calling for Irish third level institutions to seize the opportunity posed by the UK’s departure from the Erasmus program by increasing efforts to attract EU students to Ireland. “16,000 EU students participate in an Erasmus in the UK every year. Now that the British are leaving the Erasmus programme, Irish third […]

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