Sinn Féin MEPs Martina Anderson and Matt Carthy have briefed the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz on concerns on the Irish political and peace process.
Following the meeting Martina Anderson said:
“We explained our concerns about the pressure recent events are putting on the political and peace process in Ireland.
“We pointed out the potential for deterioration in community relationships caused by the issue of contentious parades as we approach the height of the loyalist marching period.
“I was encouraged by Mr Schulz’s interest in and support for our efforts to promote peace and reconciliation.
“I hope to arrange a discussion in the near future between Mr Schulz and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.
“I was also pleased to receive assurances from Jean-Claude Juncker that he would continue to support an EU task force looking at creating jobs and promoting growth.”