Ambassador Alison Kelly Interviewed by the Prague Post
Ambassador Alison Kelly was interviewed by the Prague Post
newspaper and spoke of the rich cultural heritage that is shared
and the opportunities that exist between Ireland and The Czech
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Launch of the EU Presidency Programme
The programme of the EU Trio-Presidency of Ireland, Lithuania and
Greece, effective from January 2013 until end June 2014, was
presented at the offices of the Representation of the European
Commission in Prague on 17 January.
The 18 month Trio Programme was contextualised by Head of
the European Commission Representation, Mr Jan Michal and
introduced by Ambassador Alison Kelly who also spoke of the
priorities of the Irish Presidency Programme. Contributions
were also made by the Ambassador of Lithuania, H.E. Mr. Aurimas
Taurantas and the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of
Greece, Mr. Georgios Stilianopoulos.
The Ireland-Lithuania-Greece Trio Programme is focussed on
stimulating growth, creating jobs and boosting EU competiveness.
Courtesy of Mantas Čiukšys, Embassy of Lithuania
Minister Hayes Launches New CIBCA Logo
Minister of State Brian Hayes made an official visit to
Prague in September. On Tuesday, 11 September, he unveiled the
new logo of the Czech Irish Business and Cultural Association
(CIBCA) at a
reception held at the Embassy.
During the event, Minister Hayes met with members of the Irish
community in the Czech Republic as well as Czech invitees. The
reception was hosted by Irish Ambassador to the Czech Republic,
H.E. Ms. Alison Kelly.
Minister Hayes also attended the OSCE Environmental Forum while in
Minister Hayes at a reception at the Irish Residence
Minister Creighton Makes Official Visit to Prague
Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton met with
the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
and State Secretary for European Affairs Jiří Schneider at the
Czernin Palace on Wednesday, 25 July. Minister Creighton also met
with the Secretary of State for European Affairs Vojtěch Belling.
Minister Creighton with Deputy Minister Schneider