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Ireland – Harlem Désir’s visit to Cork (February 19 to 20, 2015)

Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, will visit Cork from February 19 to 20 in order to meet with his Irish counterpart, Dara Murphy. They will discuss key European issues and prospects for strengthening our bilateral cooperation, notably in the areas of energy and professional development. They will also meet with Members of the European Parliament from County Cork.

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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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