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Stability, Jobs and Growth - Ireland's Presidency Priorities

The Irish Presidency today launched its detailed policy programme for its six months in office, “For Stability, Jobs and Growth”.

The programme sets out the core principles of the Presidency:

1. People-centred recovery, designed to last

2. Investment in job-friendly growth and in Europe’s resources

3. Europe and the world: a win-win engagement with our partners

The programme sets out in detail its legislative and other priorities across all formations of the Council of the European Union.

Launching the programme, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said:

This is our guiding policy document for a Presidency which is that of a recovery country leading recovery in Europe. We’re already started our work and will pursue this programme in the interests of stability, jobs and growth. We will not lose a minute in doing so – now is the time to deliver on what we have agreed together.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said:

This is a work programme with people-centred recovery at its core. In every single policy area across the nine EU Councils we chair as Presidency, we are working for substantial decisions and real progress. It is a comprehensive programme about securing stability, about investing in job-friendly growth and about Europe in the world.

Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton said:

I urge as many people as possible to study this programme. It sets out what we’re working on, why it matters and what we hope to achieve. I look forward to the Presidency implementing it in partnership with our fellow Member States, the European Commission, the European Parliament and other key partners in the coming six months.

Ireland’s detailed Presidency Programme “For Stability, Growth and Jobs” is now available to read at