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NI Protocol: assurances necessary for rebuilding trust – Fine Gael MEPs

Published: Wed, 10 February 2021

Fine Gael MEPs have welcomed a commitment from the European Commission President that the “Commission will do its utmost to protect peace in Northern Ireland as it has always done”. Ursula von der Leyen also expressed her deep regret over the recent controversial “mistake” to propose triggering Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol, later […]

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New Child Rights Strategy must tackle cyberbullying – MEP Kelly

Published: Tue, 09 February 2021

The EU’s forthcoming Child Rights Strategy, due to be published in March, must include a clear focus on digital safety, literacy and empowerment for youth in order to combat cyberbullying which can have very tragic consequences, Seán Kelly MEP has said on Safer Internet Day (9 February).

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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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