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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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Post-Brexit trade: ‘Rules of Origin’ update needed – MEP Kelly

Published: Sun, 10 January 2021

Seán Kelly MEP is calling for an update to the Rules of Origin to clearly identify the distribution chains of products on the post-Brexit market, in order to distinguish between products produced in the EU and UK and those mostly made in other countries, like China, as the latter are subject to higher tariffs on […]

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Hard Brexit or crash-out chaos – Seán Kelly MEP

Published: Sat, 19 December 2020

As post-Brexit trade talks go down to the wire this weekend, we face the prospect of a hard Brexit or crash-out chaos, Fine Gael’s Leader in the European Parliament, Seán Kelly, has warned. The Ireland South MEP’s comments come ahead of the European Parliament’s Sunday deadline as the latest date it can receive any Brexit […]

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