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The Joint Committee on European Union Affairs

The European Affairs Committee plays a key role in informing debate on the European Union in Ireland by fully considering important EU developments and initiatives affecting Ireland, ensuring that EU legislation and proposals are properly scrutinised and in holding the Government to account in Ireland’s relations with Europe.

The Committee also regularly engages with EU institutions to monitor and influence the political and strategic direction of the Union as a whole. View Committee's Orders of Reference and current Work Programme 2014  .

Read the Committee's EU Matters page.

Have your say: Europe 2020 Strategy

Joint Committee on European Union Affairs is inviting submissions from the public on the ‘Europe 2020 strategy’ for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Read more.

What's on this week

The Joint Committee on European Union Affairs will meet on Thursday 25 September 2014 at 2pm.

News from the Committee

17 July 14
EU Affairs Committee issues Political Contribution on TTIP

10 July 14
Have your say: EU Affairs Committee invites submissions on Europe-wide economic strategy

7 July 14
EU Affairs Committee to discuss Italian Presidency Priorities with Ambassador

View older press releases.

On 4 July, the Committee launched a report calling for the European Commission, Council and Parliament to increase the total available funds for the Youth Guarantee.

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