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President of Ireland

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President addresses the European University Institute, Florence

Thursday, 10th May, 2018

Time: 14:30

Location: European University Institute, Via dei Roccettini, Florence

President Higgins has delivered a major speech on European solidarity at the European University Institute in Florence.

Earlier this year, in speeches in Athens and Dublin, the President pointed to the threats to the European social model and called for a greater role in the debate on the future of Europe for citizens, whose voices are not heard sufficiently. In Florence, the President highlighted the need to reconnect with "the European street" in order to avoid that the future of Europe comes to rest on "a limited conversation between the strongest".