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# eu - Friday 30 September, 2022

Inflation has reached 8.6% since start of 2022, but lower than Eurozone average
# Inflation
# Inflation

Inflation has reached 8.6% since start of 2022, but lower than Eurozone average

Updated Fri 12:32 PM 10,081 Views 10 Comments

The Eurozone average reached to 10% followed a 9.1% rise in August.

EU agrees to windfall levy on energy companies which could generate €2 billion for Ireland
# Windfall Levy
# Windfall Levy

EU agrees to windfall levy on energy companies which could generate €2 billion for Ireland

Fri 11:12 AM 17,937 Views 42 Comments

Speaking prior to the agreement, Enegery Minister Eamon RyanIreland can expect up to €2 billion from the deal.

# eu - Wednesday 28 September, 2022

EU seeks trade sanctions on Russia over ‘sham’ Ukraine votes
# EU Sanctions
# EU Sanctions

EU seeks trade sanctions on Russia over ‘sham’ Ukraine votes

Wed 6:09 PM 8,489 Views 5 Comments

Simon Coveney said the results don’t ‘truly reflect what people in those parts of Ukraine actually want’.

# eu - Saturday 17 September, 2022

EU calls for war crimes tribunal over mass graves found in Ukraine
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

EU calls for war crimes tribunal over mass graves found in Ukraine

Updated Sep 17th 2022, 5:34 PM 31,559 Views 35 Comments

Ukrainian authorities have found around 450 graves outside the formerly Russian-occupied city of Izyum, with most of the exhumed bodies showing signs of torture.

Young Scientist winners take top prize at EU contest
# Eureka
# Eureka

Young Scientist winners take top prize at EU contest

Sep 17th 2022, 5:30 PM 33,600 Views 15 Comments

Aditya Kumar and Aditya Joshi took first prize at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists.

Louvre and Versailles to turn off lights earlier in symbolic energy savings push
# France
# France

Louvre and Versailles to turn off lights earlier in symbolic energy savings push

Sep 17th 2022, 1:49 PM 8,167 Views 2 Comments

The Louvre Pyramid will go dark at 11pm instead of 1am to remind the public of the energy crisis sparked by the war in Ukraine.

# eu - Thursday 15 September, 2022

EU lawmakers say Hungary no longer a 'full democracy'
# Orban
# Orban

EU lawmakers say Hungary no longer a 'full democracy'

Sep 15th 2022, 7:44 PM 22,468 Views 28 Comments

Hungary was described as “a hybrid regime of electoral autocracy” in “serious breach” of EU democratic norms.

UK risks angering EU further with response to post-Brexit legal threats over NI Protocol
# Protocol
# Protocol

UK risks angering EU further with response to post-Brexit legal threats over NI Protocol

Sep 15th 2022, 2:07 PM 11,388 Views 5 Comments

The UK Government is understood to have told Brussels it will continue with the grace periods relating to the Northern Ireland Protocol.

# eu - Wednesday 14 September, 2022

EU plans 'comprehensive reform' of electricity market as MEPs back higher renewables target
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

EU plans 'comprehensive reform' of electricity market as MEPs back higher renewables target

Updated Sep 14th 2022, 2:34 PM 25,370 Views 22 Comments

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said ‘Russia keeps on actively manipulating our energy market’.

Google loses appeal against record EU antitrust fine
# Google Fine
# Google Fine

Google loses appeal against record EU antitrust fine

Sep 14th 2022, 9:34 AM 11,356 Views 5 Comments

Google is set to be hit with a fine of €4.125 billion

# eu - Monday 12 September, 2022

EU Brexit chief considers reducing Northern Ireland border checks
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU Brexit chief considers reducing Northern Ireland border checks

Sep 12th 2022, 9:10 AM 22,630 Views 20 Comments

Sefcovic said physical checks would only be made on suspicion of smuggling.

# eu - Friday 9 September, 2022

Gas companies may have to pay 'solidarity contribution' from excess profits, says minister
# Energy
# Energy

Gas companies may have to pay 'solidarity contribution' from excess profits, says minister

Updated Sep 9th 2022, 8:10 PM 33,628 Views 64 Comments

The main drive will be to find ways to compensate people struggling to pay their bills.

'Not part of the mainstream': Varadkar says SF Govt would diminish Ireland's influence in Europe
# Fine Gael Think-In
# Fine Gael Think-In

'Not part of the mainstream': Varadkar says SF Govt would diminish Ireland's influence in Europe

Sep 9th 2022, 12:51 PM 27,424 Views 111 Comments

The FG leader hit out against Sinn Féin stating the party would ‘wreck’ the economy.

# eu - Wednesday 7 September, 2022

Colder offices and fewer Christmas lights ... what Europe is doing to cut down on energy use
# Energy Saving
# Energy Saving

Colder offices and fewer Christmas lights ... what Europe is doing to cut down on energy use

Sep 7th 2022, 3:42 PM 25,125 Views 34 Comments

The EU plans to cut gas consumption by 15% between 1 August 2022 and 31 March 2023.

# eu - Tuesday 6 September, 2022

EU lays out new hurdles for Russian visa applicants
# Russia
# Russia

EU lays out new hurdles for Russian visa applicants

Sep 6th 2022, 3:07 PM 16,822 Views 23 Comments

The proposed new regime is expected to win quick approval from member state capitals in the days ahead.

# eu - Saturday 3 September, 2022

EU ready if Russia turns off gas supplies, Commissioner says
# Nord Stream
# Nord Stream

EU ready if Russia turns off gas supplies, Commissioner says

Sep 3rd 2022, 1:45 PM 29,436 Views 39 Comments

“We are not afraid of Putin’s decisions,” Paolo Gentiloni said.

# eu - Wednesday 31 August, 2022

EU ministers agree to suspend Russian visa facilitation deal
# Prague
# Prague

EU ministers agree to suspend Russian visa facilitation deal

Aug 31st 2022, 3:21 PM 17,507 Views 19 Comments

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said member states agreed that relations with Moscow “cannot be business as usual”.

# eu - Tuesday 30 August, 2022

Coveney backs more EU training of Ukrainian troops at foreign ministers meeting in Prague
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Coveney backs more EU training of Ukrainian troops at foreign ministers meeting in Prague

Updated Aug 30th 2022, 7:47 PM 22,537 Views 50 Comments

The ministers are expected to discuss the proposal to restrict Russian visas to the bloc at the two-day meeting.

# eu - Thursday 25 August, 2022

EU to examine complaints of UK dumping sewage into sea
# Sea Sick
# Sea Sick

EU to examine complaints of UK dumping sewage into sea

Aug 25th 2022, 3:13 PM 13,999 Views 4 Comments

Waters around France, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark could be impacted.

# eu - Saturday 20 August, 2022

Ireland joins eight EU countries calling Israel raid on Palestinian NGOs 'unacceptable'
# Palestine
# Palestine

Ireland joins eight EU countries calling Israel raid on Palestinian NGOs 'unacceptable'

Aug 20th 2022, 1:29 PM 16,846 Views 19 Comments

Seven organisations were raided on Thursday morning and had their doors welded closed and property confiscated.

# eu - Thursday 11 August, 2022

Six EU countries send firefighters to help battle French wildfires
# Cooperation
# Cooperation

Six EU countries send firefighters to help battle French wildfires

Aug 11th 2022, 7:33 PM 13,123 Views 12 Comments

361 foreign firefighters were dispatched to assist their 1,100 French colleagues deployed in the worst-hit part of the French southwest.

# eu - Friday 5 August, 2022

Defence Forces units train with NATO and EU partners but retention concerns continue
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Defence Forces units train with NATO and EU partners but retention concerns continue

Aug 5th 2022, 2:06 PM 17,598 Views 19 Comments

The Department of Defence and Defence Forces annual report was launched this week.

# eu - Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Ireland will be exempt from EU's 15% reduction in gas
# Gas Craic
# Gas Craic

Ireland will be exempt from EU's 15% reduction in gas

Jul 26th 2022, 5:11 PM 34,814 Views 26 Comments

The measure will aim to decrease European reliance on Russian gas.

# eu - Friday 22 July, 2022

Coveney says UK Government have not engaged seriously with EU to resolve NI Protocol issues
# Legal Action
# Legal Action

Coveney says UK Government have not engaged seriously with EU to resolve NI Protocol issues

Updated Jul 22nd 2022, 9:42 PM 21,968 Views 20 Comments

The European Commission has triggered four new infringement proceedings against the UK Government today.

Ireland cannot be 'bargaining chip' in UK negotiations with EU, says McDonald
# Australia Trip
# Australia Trip

Ireland cannot be 'bargaining chip' in UK negotiations with EU, says McDonald

Jul 22nd 2022, 12:05 AM 20,686 Views 36 Comments

McDonald said that Boris Johnson’s interactions with Ireland were “wholly negative”.

# eu - Tuesday 19 July, 2022

EU opens membership talks with two more Balkan countries
# Finally
# Finally

EU opens membership talks with two more Balkan countries

Jul 19th 2022, 9:02 AM 17,122 Views 14 Comments

North Macedonia and Albania have been waiting years to begin the process.

# eu - Monday 18 July, 2022

State is allowing calves to be transported to Europe in a cruel manner, claims NGO
# Courts
# Courts

State is allowing calves to be transported to Europe in a cruel manner, claims NGO

Jul 18th 2022, 4:47 PM 10,209 Views 0 Comments

Ethical Farming Ltd has brought a High Court challenge against the Minister for Agriculture and the State.

About 150 refugees to arrive to 16-per-tent Defence Forces marquees in Gormanston tomorrow
# Refugees
# Refugees

About 150 refugees to arrive to 16-per-tent Defence Forces marquees in Gormanston tomorrow

Updated Jul 18th 2022, 9:40 AM 22,233 Views 19 Comments

Further sanctions against Russia are on the cards.

# eu - Sunday 17 July, 2022

EU mulls sanctions as Russia accused of shelling from nuclear plant
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

EU mulls sanctions as Russia accused of shelling from nuclear plant

Jul 17th 2022, 7:43 AM 13,783 Views 11 Comments

More Russian figures could be placed on the EU’s blacklist.

# eu - Saturday 16 July, 2022

North Macedonian parliament approves deal to set EU bid in motion
# European Union
# European Union

North Macedonian parliament approves deal to set EU bid in motion

Jul 16th 2022, 4:25 PM 10,511 Views 1 Comment

Opposition MPs left the chamber in protest.

# eu - Friday 15 July, 2022

European Commission takes Hungary to court over LGBTQ law
# Pushback
# Pushback

European Commission takes Hungary to court over LGBTQ law

Jul 15th 2022, 11:54 AM 10,448 Views 12 Comments

Hungary’s so-called ‘anti-paedophilia’ law bans the “promotion” of homosexuality and gender reassignment to under-18s.

# eu - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Euro strikes dollar parity as fears mount of a eurozone recession
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Euro strikes dollar parity as fears mount of a eurozone recession

Jul 12th 2022, 3:13 PM 24,457 Views 24 Comments

The European single currency briefly hit exactly one dollar, its lowest level since December 2002.

# eu - Monday 11 July, 2022

EU to slash growth forecast again as high inflation persists
# Europe
# Europe

EU to slash growth forecast again as high inflation persists

Jul 11th 2022, 3:53 PM 8,672 Views 2 Comments

The European Commission is to hike its expectations for inflation.

# eu - Sunday 10 July, 2022

Northern Ireland should be 'front and centre' of Tory leadership race, says McGuinness
# EU
# EU

Northern Ireland should be 'front and centre' of Tory leadership race, says McGuinness

Updated Jul 10th 2022, 2:04 PM 16,557 Views 10 Comments

Ireland’s European Commissioner said candidates should understand the benefits of Northern Ireland remaining in the EU single market.

# eu - Wednesday 6 July, 2022

Britain must 'step back from brink': EU condemns UK's Protocol Bill
# Brexit
# Brexit

Britain must 'step back from brink': EU condemns UK's Protocol Bill

Jul 6th 2022, 1:29 PM 10,535 Views 3 Comments

The Westminster legislation would allow customs checks between Northern Ireland and Britain to be scrapped.

EU Parliament votes down objection to divisive 'sustainable' label for nuclear and gas
# Energy
# Energy

EU Parliament votes down objection to divisive 'sustainable' label for nuclear and gas

Jul 6th 2022, 12:03 PM 11,553 Views 31 Comments

Ireland’s two Fianna Fáil MEPs took opposite sides of the debate.

# eu - Thursday 30 June, 2022

The EU and You: What's working, not working and what we don't understand
# How It Works
# How It Works

The EU and You: What's working, not working and what we don't understand

Jun 30th 2022, 9:30 PM 6,846 Views 5 Comments

In the final topic of our 18-month initiative, we shone a spotlight on the EU itself and our part in it. Turns out we had a lot to learn.

# eu - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

European Commission seeks ban on flavoured heated tobacco products
# Cancer Crackdown
# Cancer Crackdown

European Commission seeks ban on flavoured heated tobacco products

Jun 29th 2022, 4:29 PM 8,264 Views 6 Comments

The devices heat tobacco up to 350°C, lower than the 600°C of conventional cigarettes.

# eu - Monday 27 June, 2022

Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate
# Brexit
# Brexit

Westminster pushes forward with NI Protocol Bill after lengthy debate

Updated Jun 27th 2022, 10:21 PM 42,849 Views 33 Comments

MPs voted 295 to 221 to give the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill a second reading, clearing the way for more detailed scrutiny in the coming weeks.

# eu - Sunday 26 June, 2022

The Big MEP Questionnaire: What do our Irish MEPs think of the EU?
# EU Say
# EU Say

The Big MEP Questionnaire: What do our Irish MEPs think of the EU?

Jun 26th 2022, 9:00 PM 20,489 Views 38 Comments
  • All 13 of our MEPs reveal their personal highs and lows of working within the European Parliament.
  • Frustrations include defence issues, pace of progress on climate, and feeling unheard by the Council and Commission.
  • Division among MEPs on whether the EU should have more power - or already has enough.
  • Priorities for next five years range from climate action to mental health to fostering EU businesses.
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