EU prize for female innovators – Clune

The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune isencouraging women entrepreneurs in Ireland to apply for the 2017 EU prize forfemale innovators. The EU prize, awards female entrepreneurs who havesuccessfully brought innovation to market. The winner of the prize will get onehundred thousand euro. And another hundred thousand will be given to threeother entrepreneurs. The application process was formally opened by the EUCommission on Tuesday. Previous recipients include an Irishwoman who pioneered space technology that’s being used by the InternationalSpace Station NASA. Here’s Deirdre Clune. 

Out words: come forward

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Deirdre Clune has put a link to information on the prize on her website 

We’d fight ‘tooth and nail’ against European Army – Boylan

EU calls for a single military headquarters for civilian and military missions have been getting mixed reactions from MEPs in the European Parliament. Yesterday, the President of the European CommissionJean-Claude Juncker said the EU needed to move towards having common military assets. Mr Juncker has previously called for the establishment of an EU army which he’s said would help the EU to persuade Russia it’s serious about defending the values of the EU. However, the Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan said her party was absolutely opposed to the idea of a European Army.

Out words: fight it

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MEP rejects Juncker’s plan for EU army – Boylan

The Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan has strongly rejected calls being made for a European army. Ms Boylan was reacting to statements made by the President of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker fora common military force. During his State of the Union Address to the EuropeanParliament yesterday, Mr Juncker told MEPs the EU needs a single military headquarters. Mr Juncker is also proposing the establishment of a European Defence Fund to boost research and innovation in Defence capabilities. However Lynn Boylan says Sinn Fein are opposed to such a move.  

Out words: neutral position

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