Wednesday, 18 December 2019

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Robert Troy

Question:

224. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the meetings she has had with her EU counterparts since her appointment, in tabular form. [53658/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

The EU agenda has always been important for Ireland and continues to be a priority. Since taking up office on 30 November 2017, my Ministerial colleagues, Ministers of State Pat Breen and John Halligan, and I have worked closely with a range of EU partners.

The tables below list the various meetings of the Council of Ministers in both Trade and Competitiveness configurations, as well as the various bilateral meetings that we have attended. Over the same period, we have engaged with EU like-minded counterparts on an informal basis, usually on the margins of Council meetings.

My Ministerial colleagues and I will continue to engage with our EU counterparts on an ongoing basis at numerous EU related events. 

Minister Heather Humphreys

Date of Meeting

Name & Title EU Counterpart

2018

 

25/01/2018

House of Commons Exiting the EU Committee chaired by Hilary Benn MP

27/02/2018

Informal Trade Council, Sofia

27/02/2018

Didier Reynders, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs & European Affairs

27/02/2018

Greg Hands, Minister of State in the Department for International Trade, UK

15 & 16/05/2018

Ann Linde, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade, Sweden

22/05/2018

Formal Trade Council, Brussels

22/05/2018

Cecilia Malmstrom, European Commissioner for Trade

22/05/2018

Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture

24/05/2018

Charles Michel, Belgian Prime Minister

13/06/2018

Claire Perry, Minister of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK

13/06/2018

Greg Hands, Minister of State in the Department for International Trade, UK

13/06/2018

Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade and Minister of State in Department for International Trade, UK

4 & 5/10/2018

Informal Trade Council, Innsbruck

05/10/2018

George Hollingbery, Minister of State for Trade Policy, UK

05/10/2018

Ann Linde, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade, Sweden

29/11/2018

Formal Competitiveness (Internal Market and Industry) Council

29/11/2018

Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture

2019

 

24/1/2019

Margarethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition

12/07/2019

Claudia Dorr-Voss, State Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

01/10/2019

Informal Trade Council, Brussels

01/10/2019

Phil Hogan, EU Trade Commissioner-Elect

 

Minister Pat Breen

Date of Meeting

Name & Title EU Counterpart

2017

 

30/11/2017

Lord Henley, Minister for Business, UK

11/12/2017

Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade and Minister of State in Department for International Trade, UK

10 – 13/12/2017

Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Netherlands

10 - 13/12/2017

Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Secretary of State to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, France

2018

 

12/03/2018

Formal Competitiveness (Internal Market and Industry) Council, Brussels

12/03/2018

Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society

12/03/ & 28/05/2018

Lord Henley, UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

14/03/2018

Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Scotland

10/04/2018

Margot James, Minister of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, UK

15/05/2018

Mona Keijzer, State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Netherlands

28/05/2018

Formal Competitiveness (Internal Market and Industry) Council

28/05/2018

Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

28/05/2018

Tomas Huner, Minister for Industry and Trade, Czech Republic

11/06/2018

Jerzy Kwiecinski, Minister of Development and Investment, Poland

11/06/2018     

Jadwiga Emilewicz, Minister of Enterprise and Technology, Poland

12/06/2018     

Marcin Ociepa, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Poland

12/06/2018     

Tomáš Hüner, Minister for Industry and Trade, Czech Republic

13/06/2018     

Vladamir Bartl, Czech Republic Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade and European Union,

14/06/2018     

Ales Chmelar, State Secretary for EU Affairs, Czech Republic

27/06/2018

Margarete Schrambock, Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs, Austria

16/07/2018

Informal Competitiveness (Internal Market and Industry) Council

22/08/2018

Ivan McKee, Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, Scotland

09/11/2018

Formal Trade Council, Brussels

09/11/2018

George Hollingbery, Minister of State for Trade Policy, UK

2019

 

15/04/2019

Anna Linde, Minister for Foreign Trade, Sweden

27/05/2019

Formal Competitiveness (Internal Market and Industry) Council, Brussels

12/06/2019

Tanil Kiik, Minister of Social Affairs, Estonia

12/06/2019

Kazimierz Kuberski, Deputy Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy, Republic of Poland

05/07/2019

Informal Competitiveness (Internal Market and Industry) Council, Helsinki

05/07/2019

Simon Kollerup, Minister for Business, Denmark

05/07/2019

Karel Havlícek, Czech Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade

16/07/2019

 Dr. Eurico Brilhante Dias, Portuguese Secretary for Internationalisation

26/09/2019

Formal Competitiveness (Internal Market and Industry) Council, Brussels

26/09/2019

Darko Horvat, Minister for Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Croatia

26/09/2019

Mona Keijzer, State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Netherlands

26/09/2019

 Ibrahim Baylan, Minister for Enterprise, Sweden

02/11/2019

Xiana Margarida Méndez Bértolo, Secretary of State for Business, Spain

10/12/2019

Marcin Ociepa, Minister for Entrepreneurship and Technology, Poland

 

Minister John Halligan

Date of Meeting

Name & Title EU Counterpart

2018

 

02/02/2018

Informal Competitiveness (Research) Council

02/02/2018 & 10/05/2018     

Minister Sam Gyimah, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, UK

02/02/2018     

Minister Mika Lintilä, Minister of Economic Affairs, Finland

02/02/2018     

Minister Costas Fotakis, Minister for Research and Innovation, Greece

17/07/2018

Informal Competitiveness (Research) Council

17/07/2018

Piotr Dardzinski, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland

17/07/2018

Nicolae Burnete, Minister of Research and Innovation, Romania

28/09/2018

Formal Competitiveness (Research) Council, Brussels

30/11/2018

Formal Competitiveness (Research) Council, Brussels

30/11/2018

Ingrid van Engelshoven, Minister of Education and Science, Netherlands

2019

 

13/02/2019

Chris Skidmore, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, UK

19/02/2019

Formal Competitiveness (Research) Council, Brussels

14/03/2019

Minister Claude Meisch, Minister for Education, Childhood & Youth (LUX)

03/04/2019

Informal Competitiveness (Research) Council, Bucharest 

27/06/2019

Commissioner Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science & Innovation

04/07/2019

Informal Competitiveness (Research) Council, Helsinki

04/07/2019

Minister Chris Skidmore, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research & Innovation (UK)

26/09/2019

Minister Blazenka Divjak, Minister of Science & Education Croatia

27/09/2019

Formal Competitiveness (Research) Council, Brussels