Ibec Europe & Global Focus

Welcome to the autumn 2022 edition of the Ibec Europe and Global Focus. 

In this edition, we focus on latest developments at EU level, including the publication of the European Commission’s 2023 policy and legislative work programme and the EU response to the ongoing energy crisis. We also review trade relations with the UK and provide updates on US and China relations. Financial Services Ireland and the Irish Medtech Association highlight recent activities in both sectors, as well as update on Business 9+ (B9+) engagement with the Digital 9+ (D9+) group.

Finally in this edition you will find an overview of our busy autumn programme, including our EU and international activity in Brussels, Cork, Dublin and Paris. Of note is the opening of Ibec’s new Brussels office, marking our commitment to further enhancing and expanding our presence at the centre of EU policy making. This renewed commitment coincides with several important anniversaries for Ireland and Irish business, as in 2023, Ireland will mark 50 years of EU membership and 50 years of Ibec in Brussels. 


Please contact our EU and International Affairs team in Brussels or Dublin if you wish to discuss any of the items covered.  

Ibec Europe Global Focus Autumn 2022 pdf | 1970.2 kb

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In this short episode of Ibec Voices,  we are joined by Ibec’s Dr Pat Ivory, Director of EU and International Affairs, and Neil Willoughby, European Affairs Senior Executive to discuss the big ticket items covered in their Summer 2022 edition of the Ibec Europe and Global Focus, Ibec’s quarterly overview of major issues impacting Irish business at the EU and Global Level. 

They outline Ibec's policy priorities for the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, review the impact of the war in Ukraine and the continuing uncertainty of EU-UK relations, and analyse the European Commission’s winter preparedness energy package amongst other areas.

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