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Impact of Johnson Victory on Ireland
The Conservative victory this morning was a clear triumph for Boris Johnson whose line “Get Brexit Done” brought out millions of new Tory voters despite horrendous weather conditions. The decisive nature of the victory has been welcomed in Dublin since it provides the clarity which has been sought for the past 3 years. Speaking this morning in Brussels the Taoiseach congratulated Johnson on his formidable victory and noted; “The next step is to ratify the Withdrawal Agreement which guarantees no hard border between North and South, guarantees the protection of the common travel area.” Meanwhile Tánaiste Simon Coveney has vowed to “seize the moment” in a renewed push for a resumption of Stormont. Keep reading

European Council meets with new leaders
With the UK occupied with their election, Brussels has its own business as the European Council met for the first time with Charles Michel as President, and Ursula von der Leyen instated as Commission President. The leaders discussed the outcome of the UK election, noting the need to establish a solid framework for the trade negotiations. There is a feeling of relief that the British electorate has given a clear mandate for Brexit, however distasteful that may be to the EU. Charles Michel has stated the Council’s intention to move to the discussions on the future relationship as quickly as possible. Keep reading

The EU Green Deal – Europe responds to climate change
The eagerly anticipated EU Green Deal was published earlier this week to much furore in Brussels. Delivering on her central manifesto promise, European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen published the proposal in her first 100 days in office. The goal of Europe’s Green Deal is to “reconcile the economy with our planet, to reconcile the way we produce and consume with our planet and most importantly, to make it work for our people.” The European Green Deal is set to make Europe a more modern, resource-efficient and competitive global entity. Keep reading

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