About: Enda Kenny

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Climate change 23-10-2014

Kenny: “Unreachable targets can’t be set”

On his arrival at the December 2014 EU Summit, Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that Ireland will be “ambitious about climate targets, but we don't want to be in a position where completely unreachable targets are set for us.”
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Economy & Jobs 23-04-2014

From reform to Growth – EPP Congress Dublin 2014

The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies was present at the XII Congress of the European People’s Party (EPP) that took place in Dublin on 6 and 7 March 2014, an event that gathered more than 2,000 participants, including the leaders of EU institutions, heads of state and government, party leaders, ministers, national and European parliamentarians, and delegates from EPP member parties throughout Europe.
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Global Europe 19-12-2013

Irish PM linked to EU’s top job

As EU leaders gather in Brussels for the last EU summit of the year, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny commented on the speculation that he might be running for the position of president of the European Commission or the European Council. Kenny also said that EU leaders have made 'significant progress' on the baking union deal.
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EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

Ireland PM Enda Kenny arrives at the May 2013 EU Summit

On his arrival at the May 2013 EU Council, Ireland PM Enda Kenny said that 'Ireland's corporate tax is very clear and transparent and we do not do any special deals with individual companies'. 'The European Commission has not been in touch with him about Apple', he added.
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Future EU 14-03-2013

Irish PM arrives at the March 2013 EU Summit

An EU summit opening in Brussels today (14 March) is expected to see leaders offer conflicting views on the economy, with France’s Socialist President François Hollande leading calls for Europe to loosen the austerity policies adopted in response to the eurozone debt crisis. Hollande will find an unexpected ally in UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who also backs a more “flexible” approach to debt policing.
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Banking union 11-01-2013

Ireland wants bank debt deal by June

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and his team of EU commissioners travelled to Dublin on Thursday to mark the start of the Irish presidency. Prime Minister Enda Kenny wants to use his presidency term to clinch a deal on restructuring Ireland's bank debt and successfully exiting the bailout programme. Banking supervision and reaching a deal on the EU budget will also be amongst Dublin's priorities.
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EU Priorities 2020 18-12-2012

Ireland unveils EU Presidency priorities

Stability, jobs and growth. This is the motto that will define Ireland's upcoming EU Council presidency starting on January 1st. On Monday Ireland unveiled their agenda for the next 6 months. Banking supervision and reaching a deal on the EU budget will take center stage. But with EU leaders failing to reach consensus on the next EU long-term budget in November, the Irish will be under pressure to clinch a deal.