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#European Union

# european-union - Yesterday’s News

Speak Irish? The EU wants 72 translators

An bhfuil Gaeilge agat?

# european-union - Monday 16 July, 2018

EU urges US, China and Russia to avert trade 'conflict and chaos'

EU Council President Donald Tusk spoke after meeting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as part of an annual EU-China summit.

# european-union - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

From made-up quotes to Brexit votes - Boris Johnson has come a long way, and he's far from done yet

Johnson’s resignation as UK foreign secretary has given Theresa May the mother of all political headaches.

# european-union - Friday 6 July, 2018

After a day-long private meeting, Theresa May's cabinet agrees to a 12-point Brexit position

Theresa May has reportedly warned her Cabinet that they must agree to this position, or else they’ll be disciplined.

# european-union - Friday 22 June, 2018

Whiskey, jeans and motorbikes: EU tariffs on US goods come into effect

The move comes after US President Donald Trump imposed 25% tariffs on steel imports and 10% on aluminium.

# european-union - Friday 15 June, 2018

Tory MP's 'call Ireland's bluff' comment is just 'scraping the bottom of the barrel'

TDs said today that Jacon Rees-Mogg’s comments were unhelpful and showed a lack of understanding of the issues at hand.

EU approves tariffs on US motorcycles, bourbon and blue jeans as trade war grows

Europe’s move fuels a growing transatlantic trade war just days after a disastrous G7 summit in Canada.

# european-union - Monday 11 June, 2018

Enda Kenny on Brexit: 'I am appalled by what is happening in politics in Britain'

The former Taoiseach received European Movement Ireland’s European of the Year Award this afternoon.

# european-union - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Theresa May's Cabinet agrees on Brexit backstop ending in 2021

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has voiced opposition to any time-limited backstop.

# european-union - Monday 28 May, 2018

Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU Marine Litter This post contains videos

Plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds could be banned across the EU

Some 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.

# european-union - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Defence Forces conduct exercise to help prepare for 'dirty bomb' attacks

This EU-funded project uses robots and unmanned aerial vehicles to help minimise the risk to operators while collecting physical evidence.

# european-union - Sunday 8 April, 2018

'It's a vicious cycle': One in three Roma people in EU states are victims of harassment

The report also found that 80% of Roma people living in the EU are at risk of poverty.

# european-union - Monday 26 March, 2018

UK civil servant tasked with finding solution to Irish border issue quits job

Simon Case is leaving his role to become Prince William’s private secretary.

# european-union - Friday 23 March, 2018

EU leaders approve guidelines for negotiations on post-Brexit relations and trade talks

However, the major issue of the Irish border still remains unresolved.

EU leaders agree Russia 'highly likely' to blame for nerve agent attack

Some states are also now considering following Britain’s lead in expelling Russian diplomats.

# european-union - Monday 19 March, 2018

Ireland 'fully supports' UK's efforts to punish those behind 'heinous' poisoning of former spy

Russia has denied involvement in the poisoning.

# european-union - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

European Commission president: 'Good Friday Agreement must be preserved in all its dimensions'

Jean-Claude Juncker said that the European Union stood “firm and united” when it came to Ireland.

# european-union - Sunday 11 March, 2018

The UK's divorce from the EU is hurting Ireland's cross-border weddings trade

Northern Irish couples are the ‘bread and butter’ of some regional hoteliers.

# european-union - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'Ireland first': Donald Tusk says every EU leader 'wants to protect peace process and avoid hard border' Brexit This post contains videos

'Ireland first': Donald Tusk says every EU leader 'wants to protect peace process and avoid hard border'

The President of the European Council said disrupting the peace process in Northern Ireland “must be avoided at all costs”.

# european-union - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Peanut butter and bourbon: The US and EU are on the verge of a tit-for-tat trade war

Donald Trump’s administration has vowed to unveil new tariffs on steel and aluminium over the coming days.

# european-union - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Trump claims EU has made it 'almost impossible' for US firms to trade

Meanwhile, the US is “subsidising” Europe militarily, he said.

# european-union - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Varadkar: 'The Israeli government has a tendency to disengage with countries that recognise the state of Palestine'

The Taoiseach said Ireland plans to intensify and increase aid work in the Palestinian territories.

# european-union - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

EU seeking power to restrict UK access to single market post-Brexit if it violates agreed rules

The comments are contained in the latest EU draft of the transition agreement.

# european-union - Friday 19 January, 2018

Farage doesn't want second Brexit referendum but fears UK will be forced into one

Last week, Farage suggested that Britain should have a second Brexit referendum in a tweet.

# european-union - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Poll: Do you make an effort to cut down on single-use coffee cups? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you make an effort to cut down on single-use coffee cups?

The EU is going to ban single-use coffee cups by 2030.

The EU is going to ban single-use coffee cups by 2030

Around 26 million tonnes of plastic waste is generated in Europe every year, but only 30% of that is recycled.

# european-union - Monday 8 January, 2018

Nigel Farage says top EU negotiator 'clearly doesn't understand Brexit' Immigration This post contains videos

Nigel Farage says top EU negotiator 'clearly doesn't understand Brexit'

Farage criticised Michel Barnier after their meeting today.

# european-union - Thursday 7 December, 2017

David Davis admits UK hasn't produced any Brexit impact assessment as he's 'not a fan'

David Davis admits UK hasn't produced any Brexit impact assessment as he's 'not a fan'

Davis was called before the House of Commons Brexit committee after MPs expressed dissatisfaction in him.

# european-union - Saturday 18 November, 2017

The UK Sun lashes out at Leo Varadkar, says he should 'shut his gob on Brexit and grow up'

The Sun’s editorial comment came following strong words from Varadkar at a European Union summit in Sweden yesterday.

# european-union - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Pope Francis has criticised Europe's low birth rates at a bishops' conference

In 2014 Pope Francis described the EU as a “grandmother, no longer fertile and vibrant”.

# european-union - Friday 13 October, 2017

20 people taken ill due to noxious fumes at venue for next week's EU leaders summit

A spokesperson for the emergency services said there was “a bad mix of chemical products on the kitchen level”.

# european-union - Thursday 12 October, 2017

EU chief negotiator: Brexit talks at 'disturbing' deadlock

After a fifth round of talks Barnier said he “cannot recommend” to move on from divorce issues.

# european-union - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain

All eyes will be on Carles Puigdemont’s speech later today.

# european-union - Monday 9 October, 2017

Whose court is the ball in then? EU and UK can't decide on who takes next Brexit step

Jean-Claude Juncker has warned that “miracles” are needed to make progress in this round of talks.

# european-union - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Fine Gael MEP says Ireland needs to re-examine its neutrality ahead of Brexit

Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the EU to implement plans for a common defence strategy

# european-union - Sunday 27 August, 2017

They've escaped from Aleppo, but the 60,000 Syrian refugees living in Bulgaria still feel far from welcome Hostile Territory This post contains videos

They've escaped from Aleppo, but the 60,000 Syrian refugees living in Bulgaria still feel far from welcome

The Bulgarian government has been roundly criticised for not doing enought to aid the integration of the refugees its country has received.

# european-union - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

'I couldn't believe my eyes': EU citizens in UK given deportation letters by mistake

The Home Office said letters had been mistakenly sent out to around 100 people.

# european-union - Monday 17 July, 2017

The EU is to curb sales of rubber boats to Libya to stop them getting to smugglers

Sales of outboard motors will also be cut back.

# european-union - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Google won't have to pay €1 billion tax in France - because its Irish subsidiary is not taxable there

A French court ruled in favour of the search engine giant today.

# european-union - Monday 26 June, 2017

Brexit: EU citizens in UK will have to join special register, but rules won't apply to Irish

The UK prime minister announced a set of proposals for EU citizens following Brexit.

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