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Ireland – Meeting between Harlem Désir and Dara Murphy (Paris, July 7, 2016)

Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, met with Dara Murphy, Ireland’s Minister of State for European Affairs, on July 7.

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Introduction

Political relations with Ireland are good and France’s capacity for initiative has a strong impact, in which the Irish most often participate. The partnership between France and Ireland is remarkable in more ways than one regarding European affairs. The French and Irish agree on many international and community issues (UN reform, Official Development Assistance, CAP and fisheries, financial perspective, CFSP).

Franco-Irish cooperation focuses on scientific cooperation, including biotechnology and information technologies, and teaching French, which is well established in secondary schools (60% of students study it), but suffers from the “all English” temptation in technological education.

Updated on 20.06.12

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