Category Archives: Europe and Brexit

EU is not to blame for dairy crisis

Over production of milk in Europe, primarily emanating from Ireland, is not the reason why international dairy markets are so depressed at the present time, according to EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan....

Designing a low-carbon transition market

Writing for eolas, Eurelectric’s Secretary General, Hans ten Berge outlines the association’s recommendations for an electricity market design fit for a cost efficient, low-carbon transition.   The European electricity industry is supportive...

Single procurement document launched

The recently launched European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) will make it easier for SMEs to compete for public contracts. First proposed in the EU’s 2014 Directive on Procurement, the European Commission recently...

The implications of Brexit

Tom Healy, Director of the Nevin Economic Research Institute considers the potential ramifications of Brexit for the EU and the island of Ireland. The question of Brexit is a wake-up call for...

EU procurement reform

The European Commission’s Marta Laszuk discusses the scope of the EU’s procurement reform package. Introducing new public procurement processes across Europe has been a work in progress since February 2014 when the...

Cañete sets out gas priorities

Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete has reiterated his call for the implementation of an integrated gas market. Delegates at this year’s annual Gas Industry Europe conference in Dublin were...