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Ambassador Tomáš Kafka attends a regional dialogue to discuss various EU matters (8 April 2013, Galway)

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At the invitation of NGO, European Movement Ireland, Ambassador Tomas Kafka took part in a panel discussion with members of the public. Ambassador Kafka joined with the Minister of State for European Affairs, L. Creighton and J. Fennell, Chairman of the Marine Institute and also vice president of the local Chamber of Commerce.

The event took place during a series of public debates on current EU issues, and in the context of the year 2013 as the European Year of Citizens. The focus of discussion was the current financial crisis and the associated crisis of public confidence. Specific discussions included the problem of youth unemployment, the new Common Agricultural Policy budget, the role of regions in the EU and, ultimately, the "Cyprus affair".

The initial presentations from the guests and subsequent debate lasted about an hour and were received well by a full auditorium at the County Hall in Galway. It is also worth noting that the Czech Ambassador was, following his Danish counterpart, only the second head of mission to take part in this series of regional dialogues.

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Welcome in front County Hall, Galway

 

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Ambassador Tomas Kafka during his presentation

 

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Ambassador Tomas Kafka responding to questions from the public

 

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The main guests of the discussion

 

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Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton responding to questions

 

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The main guests of the discussion

 

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Gift from the mayor of County Galway, Thomas Welby