Office of The Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels

The Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels (Office of the NI Executive in Brussels) is part of the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister and is the focus of Northern Ireland's relations with the institutions of the European Union . As a dynamic European region, Northern Ireland has an interest in developments at Union level. Many laws and policies of the European Union have a direct effect on the lives of people in Northern Ireland. The European Union has contributed significantly to economic development in Northern Ireland and, through the PEACE Programme, to the process of reconciliation.

Many regions of Europe have established official representations in Brussels. This process has been accelerated by the development of EU regional policy and by the trend to devolution in countries like Spain and the United Kingdom. The Scottish Government, and the Welsh Assembly Government have opened offices since devolution. Like the Office of the Northern Ireland Executive, they operate under the umbrella of the UK Permanent Representation to the European Union.

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... The Office has six main functions Monitoring EU policy developments relevant to Northern Ireland Ensuring that Northern Ireland's interests are ... Many Northern Ireland-based organisations have used the facilities to hold meetings and events ... The activities of the Office also assist in promoting knowledge and understanding of the European Union in Northern Ireland and staff have developed a strong relationship with the European Commission ...

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