Read more: Is EU policy making matters worse? Towards a Human Rights Based Approach to Irregular Migration by Sea
(Irregular) Migration continues to be the European Union’s (‘EU’) Achille’s heel as its policy measures ad infinitum fail to adopt a human rights based approach in external border management. In turn, the thousands of migrant lives that perish each year in the Mediterranean Sea have become a humanitarian concern that is growing in scale and…
Read more: The European Union Budget: Member State Contributions and Expenditures
In 2017, total revenue accruing to the European Union (EU) was €139 billion with total expenditure amounting to €137bn. Ireland’s contribution to the EU budget amounted to just over €2bn in 2017, and it received €1.8bn from the EU in the same year.