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Year in Review 2016 - Our Place in Europe

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Protecting and advancing Ireland’s values and interests in Europe is one of the high level goals of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in our Statement of Strategy 2017-2020, and part of our overall mission statement as a Government Department.

Towards this end:

  • We work to maximise Ireland’s influence in shaping EU outcomes through building strong relationships with the EU institutions and other member States; and
  • We make a strong contribution to shaping the EU’s global engagement and peace and security in Europe.

The stories below are examples of our delivery of this goal in 2016.