Forging Partnerships: Ireland and Lithuania in the EU27
Across Europe, citizens are being encouraged to debate their visions for the future of the European Union. Following the Brexit vote, new alliances in an EU of 27 Member States are being forged, and EU leaders have pledged to debate, not dictate, the future shape of the EU. In keeping with this desire for a meaningful debate, following the Ministers’ addresses they will engage in discussion with a panel of UCC students who will respond and offer their own perspectives on the future of the EU. This panel discussion will be moderated by Alison O’Connor, broadcaster and Irish Examiner columnist. Come and contribute your views on the future of Europe.
About the Speakers:
Simon Coveney has been Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland since June 2017 and was appointed Tánaiste in November 2017. He previously served as Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government. He also served as Minister for Defence and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. He was first elected as a TD in Cork South-Central in 1998. He was an MEP from 2004 to 2007.
Linas Linkevičius has been Minister for Foreign Affairs of Lithuania since 2012. He was first elected to the Lithuanian Parliament in 1992 and he was previously Minister of National Defence on two occasions, from 1993-1996 and 2000-2004. In the intervening period from 1997-2000, he served as Head of Lithuania’s Mission to the Western European Union and NATO. He served as Lithuania’s Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council from 2005-2011.
University College Cork
T12 ND89 Cork
Date and time:
Mon 12 February 2018
11:30 – 13:30 GMT