Yesterday, French President Emmanuel Macron was welcomed to Ireland on his first official visit to the State since taking office in 2017. The day commenced at Áras an Uachtaráin where the President was welcomed by President Michael D. Higgins and where he noted Ireland’s place “at the heart of the European dream.” The President then travelled to Government Buildings for a working lunch with the Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Keep reading.
Controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline grapples with legal setback
A German Court this week served a significant legal setback to the already widely controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany under the Baltic Sea. According to the court’s decision, the pipeline cannot be exempt from the EU’s 2019-amended gas Directive. The 2019 amendment of the Directive, which sets out common EU-wide rules for the gas market, extended its legislative scope to pipelines to and from EU third countries and sought to increase competition in the gas market. Keep reading.
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