Europe must look after its citizens

02 April 2019

Sheila Nunan meets with EU Commission Vice President in Brussels and lead candidate for the Party of European Socialists.

Labour European election candidate for Ireland South, Sheila Nunan, travelled to Brussels today (Tuesday, 2 April) where she discussed the challenges facing Europe and the need for a social Europe with European Commission Vice President, Frans Timmermans. Mr Timmermans is also the lead candidate for the Party of European Socialists (PES) for President of the European Commission in the 2019 European Elections.

Speaking with Mr Timmermans, Ms Nunan highlighted the need to establish a social floor below which people cannot fall. She said, “It’s essential that Europe ensures decent wages and quality of living for all its citizens.”

During her engagements in Brussels, Ms Nunan also met with Seb Dance and Sion Simon, MEP, a member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affair, to discuss workers’ rights and the regional impact of Brexit and shared her support for Autism Day 2019.

Sheila Nunan said:

“Today was an opportunity to bring the key message of my campaign, a forward-thinking social Europe that doesn’t leave anyone behind, to senior members of the European Commission, the European Parliament and leading activists within the European trade union world.

“I took the opportunity too to raise the concerns of constituents in Ireland South in respect of Brexit. A constructive settlement to Brexit is in Ireland’s and the EU’s interest.”

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