France and Ireland
Political relations with Ireland are good and France’s capacity for initiative has a strong impact, joined most often by the Irish. The partnership between France and Ireland is remarkable in more ways than one in terms of European affairs. French and Irish points of view coincide on many international and EU topics (UN reform, official development assistance, the CAP and fisheries, financial perspectives, CFSP).
The French President made a visit to Dublin on 21 July 2008 in a difficult context following the referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon. Brian Cowen went to Paris on 1 October and 5 December 2008 to discuss the EU’s institutional future with the President.
Updated on 02.07.10
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