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# brussels - This month November 2022

Coveney to discuss Ukraine and climate with foreign ministers in Brussels
# Foreign Affairs Council
# Foreign Affairs Council

Coveney to discuss Ukraine and climate with foreign ministers in Brussels

Nov 14th 2022, 6:30 AM 5,089 Views 2 Comments

The minister also spoke out against the Iranian government’s crackdown on protestors

Belgian police officer killed in knife attack in Brussels
# Belgium
# Belgium

Belgian police officer killed in knife attack in Brussels

Nov 10th 2022, 10:31 PM 16,074 Views 3 Comments

Anti-terror prosecutors have taken charge of the inquiry.

# brussels - This year 2022

'A good day for Europe': Ukraine and Moldova officially granted EU candidate status
# EU Summit
# EU Summit

'A good day for Europe': Ukraine and Moldova officially granted EU candidate status

Updated Jun 23rd 2022, 10:45 PM 60,675 Views 55 Comments

EU leaders met to consider applications for EU candidacy from Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia.

EU agrees ban on more than two-thirds of Russian oil imports
# Brussels
# Brussels

EU agrees ban on more than two-thirds of Russian oil imports

Updated May 30th 2022, 11:06 PM 33,056 Views 66 Comments

The EU has already slapped five rounds of sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine.

EU Commission plans to force web firms to combat child sex abuse images
# Brussels
# Brussels

EU Commission plans to force web firms to combat child sex abuse images

May 11th 2022, 1:15 PM 3,590 Views 4 Comments

The plan calls for a European centre to combat child sexual abuse, based in The Hague and working with police agency Europol.

EU member states continue to negotiate details of Russia oil embargo
# Brussels
# Brussels

EU member states continue to negotiate details of Russia oil embargo

May 8th 2022, 2:38 PM 12,172 Views 29 Comments

Several member states, most vocally Hungary, have demanded exemptions from the ban.

Belgium trial starts for alleged Paris attack accomplices
# Paris Attacks
# Paris Attacks

Belgium trial starts for alleged Paris attack accomplices

Apr 19th 2022, 5:59 PM 4,846 Views 0 Comments

The 14 accused are suspected of transporting, housing or financially helping some of the perpetrators of the 2015 Paris attacks.

Consensus proving difficult as EU discusses fresh sanctions on Russia
# Brussels
# Brussels

Consensus proving difficult as EU discusses fresh sanctions on Russia

Apr 11th 2022, 7:32 PM 9,777 Views 14 Comments

Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said banning Russian oil was “very difficult for some member states”.

Leo Varadkar self isolating after positive Covid-19 antigen test
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Leo Varadkar self isolating after positive Covid-19 antigen test

Mar 25th 2022, 11:04 AM 27,179 Views 38 Comments

The CMO has not recommended re-introducing measures to curb the spread of the virus.

Biden and other leaders head to Brussels ahead of back-to-back Nato, G7 and EU summits
# Meetings
# Meetings

Biden and other leaders head to Brussels ahead of back-to-back Nato, G7 and EU summits

Mar 23rd 2022, 10:56 PM 11,354 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin and other leaders are also travelling to Brussels on Thursday.

Ukraine nuclear plant: Russia denies shelling to Security Council; Coveney warns of 'new red flag'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine nuclear plant: Russia denies shelling to Security Council; Coveney warns of 'new red flag'

Updated Mar 4th 2022, 6:18 PM 33,044 Views 28 Comments

The Foreign Affairs minister spoke ahead of a meeting of ministers to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

# brussels - Last year 2021

Trial of ten men accused of involvement in the 2016 Brussels bombings to open in October 2022
# Brussels Bombings
# Brussels Bombings

Trial of ten men accused of involvement in the 2016 Brussels bombings to open in October 2022

Dec 8th 2021, 11:00 PM 7,106 Views 1 Comment

Six of the suspects are already on trial in France over the November 2015 Paris attacks.

Clashes erupt at Brussels protest against Covid rules
# Brussels
# Brussels

Clashes erupt at Brussels protest against Covid rules

Dec 5th 2021, 6:35 PM 20,589 Views 18 Comments

Thousands of people gathered in Brussels to demonstrate against the latest restrictions announced on Friday.

Leo Varadkar says gardaí and security companies could check if pubs are following Covid rules
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

Leo Varadkar says gardaí and security companies could check if pubs are following Covid rules

Oct 21st 2021, 4:50 PM 15,154 Views 73 Comments

Speaking in Brussels today, he said the Government was looking at further options to ensure Covid rules were being followed.

Von der Leyen 'very concerned' over Hungary law banning LGBT 'promotion' to minors
# Hungary
# Hungary

Von der Leyen 'very concerned' over Hungary law banning LGBT 'promotion' to minors

Jun 16th 2021, 10:36 PM 18,793 Views 46 Comments

She said the European Commission is “assessing if it breaches relevant EU legislation”.

Legal showdown between EU and AstraZeneca begins, with EU seeking huge fine
# Brussels
# Brussels

Legal showdown between EU and AstraZeneca begins, with EU seeking huge fine

May 26th 2021, 2:23 PM 20,801 Views 22 Comments

The Anglo-Swedish company is set to provide 70 million doses in the second quarter – it had promised 180 million.

Ancient Roman statue stolen 10 years ago found in Brussels antiques shop
# Returned
# Returned

Ancient Roman statue stolen 10 years ago found in Brussels antiques shop

Apr 13th 2021, 9:30 PM 28,083 Views 14 Comments

The “Togatus” marble piece was looted in 2011 from a villa in Rome.

Belgian police clash with large crowd at 'April Fool's' party in Brussels park
# Belgium
# Belgium

Belgian police clash with large crowd at 'April Fool's' party in Brussels park

Apr 1st 2021, 10:50 PM 27,115 Views 49 Comments

The festival, dubbed ‘La Boum’ or ‘the party’, had been advertised on social media and police warned that it was a fake event on April Fool’s Day.

# brussels - All time

EU leaders agree to cut emissions by 55% over the next decade after all-night summit
# Grumbles In Brussels
# Grumbles In Brussels

EU leaders agree to cut emissions by 55% over the next decade after all-night summit

Dec 11th 2020, 8:09 AM 9,323 Views 41 Comments

Leaders also came to a compromise yesterday to clear the way for a €1.8 trillion Covid-19 recovery package.

'This is move week': Where are post-Brexit trade talks at right now?
# Level Playing Fields
# Level Playing Fields

'This is move week': Where are post-Brexit trade talks at right now?

Nov 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,072 Views 2 Comments

It’s another crunch week on the Brexit front – so what are the sticking points?

‘Very serious’ gaps remain between UK and EU positions in trade talks
# Brexit
# Brexit

‘Very serious’ gaps remain between UK and EU positions in trade talks

Nov 4th 2020, 11:04 PM 16,908 Views 5 Comments

Time is running short for a deal to be in place before the transition period expires at the end of the year.

EU leaders demand Britain budge on post-Brexit deal as UK 'disappointed' at summit conclusion
# Brussels
# Brussels

EU leaders demand Britain budge on post-Brexit deal as UK 'disappointed' at summit conclusion

Updated Oct 15th 2020, 7:54 PM 26,755 Views 45 Comments

EU leaders met today in Brussels for a two-day summit.

EU and UK to resume talks next week as time starts to run out for a trade deal
# Time Running Out
# Time Running Out

EU and UK to resume talks next week as time starts to run out for a trade deal

Oct 9th 2020, 1:59 PM 9,591 Views 9 Comments

No 10 says there have been ‘useful discussions’ but that differences remain on some ‘important issues’.

Local councillor Colm Markey is set to be Ireland's newest MEP - but who is he?
# MEP
# MEP

Local councillor Colm Markey is set to be Ireland's newest MEP - but who is he?

Updated Sep 8th 2020, 2:00 PM 49,422 Views 27 Comments

Colm Markey will replace Mairead McGuinness as an MEP.

UK chief negotiator says government 'not scared' of no-deal exit from EU
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK chief negotiator says government 'not scared' of no-deal exit from EU

Sep 6th 2020, 7:24 AM 19,875 Views 36 Comments

David Frost was speaking in an interview with the Mail on Sunday.

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland

Sep 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 48,098 Views 59 Comments

Billy Kelleher, Seán Kelly, and Ciarán Cuffe have written to Taoiseach Micheál Martin to ask for MEPs to be treated as essential workers for travel purposes.

From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable
# Unrelenting Pressure
# Unrelenting Pressure

From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable

Aug 27th 2020, 9:33 AM 24,139 Views 58 Comments

The unending revelations from GolfGate took a toll on the trade commissioner.

Brexit trade talks resume in Brussels
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

Brexit trade talks resume in Brussels

Aug 19th 2020, 7:06 AM 10,634 Views 11 Comments

Officials from the EU and UK sides will enter into detailed haggling today and tomorrow.

'Frugals' holding out as EU leaders fail to agree on €750 billion rescue package after late-night talks
# Brussels
# Brussels

'Frugals' holding out as EU leaders fail to agree on €750 billion rescue package after late-night talks

Jul 20th 2020, 7:20 AM 14,972 Views 18 Comments

The leaders are gathering briefly this morning after spending the night negotiating in smaller groups.

'People are dying': EU leaders remain 'fundamentally divided' over €750 billion rescue deal
# Brussels
# Brussels

'People are dying': EU leaders remain 'fundamentally divided' over €750 billion rescue deal

Updated Jul 19th 2020, 7:15 PM 43,809 Views 72 Comments

Frugal states are resisting pleas to agree to a plan to help the countries hardest hit by the pandemic.

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher apologises for not self-isolating when returning for election of Taoiseach
# Brussels
# Brussels

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher apologises for not self-isolating when returning for election of Taoiseach

Jul 5th 2020, 3:27 PM 38,983 Views 97 Comments

Kelleher said it was “an error of judgement” to attend the Dáil sitting in the Convention Centre.

North-south split opens up as EU finance ministers fail to agree coranvirus bailout plan
# Coronabonds
# Coronabonds

North-south split opens up as EU finance ministers fail to agree coranvirus bailout plan

Apr 8th 2020, 9:20 AM 25,468 Views 62 Comments

Italy and Spain are insisting on a solidarity fund but this is being resisted by Germany.

'We can't accept it': The EU budget summit has ended without agreement
# No Deal
# No Deal

'We can't accept it': The EU budget summit has ended without agreement

Updated Feb 21st 2020, 7:52 PM 48,324 Views 123 Comments

Leo Varadkar had said that the budget proposal as it stood was “not something [Ireland] can accept”.

Irish 'cold-storage' MEPs Deirdre Clune and Barry Andrews have taken their seats
# Brussels
# Brussels

Irish 'cold-storage' MEPs Deirdre Clune and Barry Andrews have taken their seats

Feb 11th 2020, 6:35 PM 22,920 Views 16 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Andrews has given his first address to parliament after what he called “a tough week” for his party.

Did Varadkar worry that the EU would put pressure on him? 'It did cross my mind'
# The 27 Musketeers
# The 27 Musketeers

Did Varadkar worry that the EU would put pressure on him? 'It did cross my mind'

Oct 18th 2019, 4:21 PM 12,068 Views 23 Comments

In an attempt to comfort unionists, Varadkar said “the queen will still be the queen; the pound will still be the pound”.

As it happened: Focus turns to House of Commons after last-minute Brexit deal endorsed by EU leaders
Live Oct 17th 2019, 10:43 PM

As it happened: Focus turns to House of Commons after last-minute Brexit deal endorsed by EU leaders

'It takes two to tango': UK and EU officials to resume Brexit talks in Brussels
# Brexit
# Brexit

'It takes two to tango': UK and EU officials to resume Brexit talks in Brussels

Updated Oct 14th 2019, 11:14 AM 14,895 Views 10 Comments

There are doubts about the feasibility of a British proposal to track goods as they move through Northern Ireland.

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson

Oct 11th 2019, 7:26 AM 12,975 Views 25 Comments

The talks will indicate whether discussions between the Taoiseach and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paved way for a potential breakthrough.

Coveney warns that 'time is running out' after Brexit meeting with Barnier
# 35 Days To Go
# 35 Days To Go

Coveney warns that 'time is running out' after Brexit meeting with Barnier

Updated Sep 27th 2019, 2:00 PM 17,152 Views 45 Comments

The meeting took place against the backdrop of a chaotic week in UK politics.

Man due in court over money laundering charges totalling €1.1m
# Courts
# Courts

Man due in court over money laundering charges totalling €1.1m

Sep 6th 2019, 11:08 AM 20,037 Views 0 Comments

The man was found with €500,000 in cash at Dublin Airport in 2015.

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