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Noelle O'Connell: Competitiveness should be key in upcoming European elections

The EU must ensure its competitiveness in a changing world, and that should be front-of-mind for our election candidates

Nearly 450 million citizens across Europe will be going to the polls from June 6 to 9

There is less than a month to go before this year’s European Parliament elections, which will see nearly 450 million citizens across Europe going to the polls from June 6 to 9. In Ireland, we will cast our votes on June 7.

During this election season there is one major issue across all core policy issues that MEPs, European pundits and commentators are discussing, and that is EU competitiveness

Just over two weeks ago, Ursula ...