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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.

What's on this week

The Joint Committee on European Union Affairs will meet on Tuesday 4 November 2014 at 2pm.

News from the Committee

15 October 14
EU Affairs Committee to continue Europe 2020 engagement with key stakeholders

8 October 14
EU Affairs Committee to consider the Rule of Law with Hungarian Ambassador

6 October 14
EU Affairs Committee consider two important issues: the Europe 2020 Strategy and the Rule of Law


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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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