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of Economics

Founded in 1907

Ireland-EU relations discussed at PRUE
20 May
International news

“Ireland in Europe: towards challenges” - the topic of prof. Dan O'Brien’s lecture organized by the PRUE Faculty of International Economic Relations and the Irish Embassy in Russia. Economic situation in Ireland along with the prospects of European political and economic relation evolution were described by O'Brien to the students of PRUE. The Great Recession and exit routes were analyzed by the professor through pointing the main sectors of state’s economic growth.  O'Brien had dwelt upon the subject of national unemployment in comparison with other states.

Ambassador of Republic of Ireland in the Russian Federation Mr. O' Leary Eoin Finbarr told students about development of mutual relations between Ireland and Russia in socioeconomic, political and academic spheres. Opportunities of obtaining double degrees and diplomas in Ireland kept students on the edge of their seat. The questions of Irish migration policy and political crisis in Ukraine were discussed by the guests and students as well.

At the official meeting of Irish delegation with representatives of PRUE the parties agreed to strengthen relations not only in the form of discussion clubs but also through developing and promoting mutual educational programs.

Dan O'Brien is Chief Economist at the Institute of International and European Affairs, one of Ireland’s leading think tanks. He is also Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin and a columnist and economics analyst for the Independent Newspaper group.