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# brussels - Thursday 23 June, 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 60,115 Views 55 Comments

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

# brussels - Monday 30 May, 2022

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 32,961 Views 66 Comments

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

# brussels - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

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 3,526 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.

# brussels - Sunday 8 May, 2022

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 12,132 Views 29 Comments

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

# brussels - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

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 4,824 Views 0 Comments

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

# brussels - Monday 11 April, 2022

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 9,753 Views 14 Comments

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

# brussels - Friday 25 March, 2022

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 27,153 Views 38 Comments

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

# brussels - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

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 11,315 Views 0 Comments

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

# brussels - Friday 4 March, 2022

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 33,010 Views 28 Comments

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

# brussels - Wednesday 8 December, 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 7,097 Views 1 Comment

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

# brussels - Sunday 5 December, 2021

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

Clashes erupt at Brussels protest against Covid rules

Dec 5th 2021, 6:35 PM 20,572 Views 18 Comments

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

# brussels - Thursday 21 October, 2021

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 15,122 Views 72 Comments

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

# brussels - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

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 18,773 Views 46 Comments

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

# brussels - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

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 20,790 Views 22 Comments

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

# brussels - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

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 28,074 Views 14 Comments

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

# brussels - Thursday 1 April, 2021

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 27,104 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 - Friday 11 December, 2020

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 9,315 Views 41 Comments

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

# brussels - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

'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 8,060 Views 2 Comments

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

# brussels - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

‘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 16,895 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.

# brussels - Thursday 15 October, 2020

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 26,733 Views 45 Comments

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

# brussels - Friday 9 October, 2020

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 9,585 Views 9 Comments

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

# brussels - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

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 49,349 Views 27 Comments

Colm Markey will replace Mairead McGuinness as an MEP.

# brussels - Sunday 6 September, 2020

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 19,854 Views 36 Comments

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

# brussels - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

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 48,075 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.

# brussels - Thursday 27 August, 2020

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 24,119 Views 58 Comments

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

# brussels - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Brexit trade talks resume in Brussels
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

Brexit trade talks resume in Brussels

Aug 19th 2020, 7:06 AM 10,625 Views 11 Comments

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

# brussels - Monday 20 July, 2020

'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 14,962 Views 18 Comments

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

# brussels - Sunday 19 July, 2020

'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 43,800 Views 72 Comments

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

# brussels - Sunday 5 July, 2020

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 38,964 Views 97 Comments

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

# brussels - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

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 25,460 Views 62 Comments

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

# brussels - Friday 21 February, 2020

'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 48,307 Views 123 Comments

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

# brussels - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

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 22,904 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.

# brussels - Friday 18 October, 2019

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 12,056 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”.

# brussels - Thursday 17 October, 2019

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

# brussels - Monday 14 October, 2019

'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 14,881 Views 10 Comments

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

# brussels - Friday 11 October, 2019

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 12,962 Views 25 Comments

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

# brussels - Friday 27 September, 2019

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 17,145 Views 45 Comments

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

# brussels - Friday 6 September, 2019

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 20,017 Views 0 Comments

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

# brussels - Sunday 7 July, 2019

First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on
# New Recruits
# New Recruits

First week on the job: We checked in with some of Ireland's new MEPs to see how they are getting on

Jul 7th 2019, 9:30 AM 23,789 Views 34 Comments

Committee memberships, travel woes and accidentally calling the fire department. All in a week’s work.

# brussels - Thursday 20 June, 2019

'Enormous hostility' among some EU members towards any further Brexit extension, says Varadkar
# Tensions
# Tensions

'Enormous hostility' among some EU members towards any further Brexit extension, says Varadkar

Jun 20th 2019, 4:08 PM 27,937 Views 87 Comments

Varadkar reiterated that the EU is not prepared to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement again.

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