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# eu - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

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

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

# eu - Saturday 7 November, 2020

New travel traffic light system kicks in on Sunday - here's what you need to know

It’s hoped the plan will help jump start the aviation sector in a safe way.

# eu - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Taoiseach says it is 'far too early to say what type of Christmas we will be having'

Government aims to have travel traffic light system up and running by 8 November.

'We're overwhelmed by a second wave': Here's what Europe's worst-hit countries are doing to try curb Covid-19

The WHO has said that Europe is again an “epicentre” for the disease.

# eu - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

# eu - Friday 23 October, 2020

MEPs say veggie burgers can still be 'burgers'

The move is seen as a victory for environmentalists.

# eu - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming

The key issues of contention remain fishing rights, the governance of any deal and the “level playing field” aimed at preventing unfair competition.

Spain becomes first EU country to record over 1 million Covid-19 cases

Spain is only the sixth country to pass this grim milestone.

# eu - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Neale Richmond: When Boris refers to an 'Australia-style' deal with the EU, he's talking through his hat

The trade arrangements in place between Australia and the EU are nothing like a free-trade deal, writes Neale Richmond.

# eu - Monday 19 October, 2020

British government says EU leaders must 'change their position' for talks to continue

The British government has launched a ‘time is running out’ campaign urging businesses to get ready for the end of the transition period on 31 December.

# eu - Friday 16 October, 2020

Brexit: UK negotiator tells EU there is 'no basis' for further trade talks following EU summit

The Taoiseach has emphasised the importance of securing an agreement on fisheries if there was to be an overall trade deal.

# eu - Thursday 15 October, 2020

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

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

EU imposes sanctions on Russian officials over poisoning of opposition leader

The decision was agreed upon among the 27 EU envoys to Brussels.

EU Summit: Today is Boris's deadline day for a trade deal - but talks are still stuck

A draft deal hasn’t been created yet, with wide gaps remaining between the two sides on State aid and fisheries.

# eu - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

EU countries agree 'traffic light' system of international Covid-19 travel restrictions

The new guidelines were agreed at a meeting in Luxembourg today.

# eu - Monday 12 October, 2020

Belarus threatens to fire on anti-Lukashenko protesters as demonstrations rumble on

EU foreign ministers agreed to impose sanctions personally targeting the strongman leader.

# eu - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Boris Johnson phones Angela Merkel as Brexit deal deadline looms

Johnson spoke to the French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday.

# eu - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Boris Johnson holds last-minute Brexit talks with Macron

Johnson spoke with the French leader by phone today.

# eu - Friday 9 October, 2020

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

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

# eu - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Green List: Ryanair and Aer Lingus push for Ireland to join EU traffic light system but minister says it will 'take time'

Eamon Ryan tol the Oireachtas Transport Committee that the Green LIst was ‘not working’.

Last month was hottest September on record globally, EU says

This year has now seen three months of record warmth – January, May and September.

# eu - Monday 5 October, 2020

Ursula von der Leyen in isolation after contact with Covid-19-infected person

The European Commission President said she tested negative for the virus last week and will undergo another test today.

# eu - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Boris Johnson says EU-UK trade deal 'there to be done'

Intense talks are now set to take place in coming days in a bid to reach a deal.

Government plan on international travel to be published by 13 October, says transport minister

Eamon Ryan said that the government was also looking at the issue of airport testing.

# eu - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Neale Richmond: Government can only do so much, businesses must now prepare for Brexit

Neale Richmond says businesses must be on guard and ready for what Brexit brings, regardless of what comes of the fractured political process.

# eu - Friday 2 October, 2020

Mairéad McGuinness tells EU hearing she wants a 'fair and sustainable' tax system

McGuinness was also asked about being Irish, trust, and Michael D’Arcy as part of the three-hour hearing before MEPs.

# eu - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Brexit: European Commission begins legal action against UK over Internal Market Bill

The Bill threatens to overwrites parts of the Withdrawal Agreement, which the UK government admitted was a breach of international law.

Taoiseach to 'share assessment of Brexit' with European leaders today

Micheál Martin has said the government is preparing its latest Budget on the basis of a no-deal Brexit.

# eu - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

UK MPs back controversial Brexit legislation despite ‘law-breaking’ concerns

The United Kingdom Internal Market Bill will undergo further scrutiny in the House of Lords after clearing the Commons.

# eu - Monday 28 September, 2020

Micheál Martin 'not optimistic' about Brexit trade deal

It’s set to be a big week in Brussels, as the UK and the EU resume talks.

# eu - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Swiss voters appear to reject proposal to limit number of EU citizens living and working in country

Projections based on partial counts indicated that most voters had rejected the measure.

# eu - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Opinion: Brexit may be bleak but Ireland has many allies throughout Europe and beyond

Noelle O Connell says it’s easy for us to keep the focus on what’s happening across the Irish Sea, but if we look beyond, there is a huge body of support for Ireland in the face of Brexit.

# eu - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Brazil rejects concerns that EU-Mercosur trade deal could increase Amazon deforestation

Brazil argued that a French report raising these concerns “showed the true protectionist interests of those who commissioned it”.

# eu - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Cocaine overtakes opiates to become Ireland's second-most commonly used illicit drug

The findings were outlined in the EU’s drugs agency’s annual report today.

Simon Coveney to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels to discuss 'challenging' Brexit developments

Coveney has said the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has Ireland’s full support.

# eu - Monday 21 September, 2020

Simon Coveney meets 'extraordinary' Svetlana Tikhanovskaya at EU meeting on Belarus' future

The Belarusian opposition leader is in Brussels as the EU prepares sanctions to support her battle against the Minsk regime.

# eu - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

'The people of Europe are still suffering': EU chief calls for stronger health union amid pandemic

Ursula von der Leyen announced the creation of a new agency for biomedical advanced research.

# eu - Monday 14 September, 2020

Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons

Former British prime ministers have all warned against the Internal Markets Bill proposed by Johnson.

# eu - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Simon Coveney says UK suggestion that EU would 'blockade' food to Northern Ireland is 'spin and not true'

“Britain is behaving in an extraordinary way and the British people need to know that,” Coveney said on the BBC.

Where does Ireland's Europe minister think Brexit talks stand now?

The Meath-East TD, who worked in European law and twice ran as an MEP candidate, talks to about an extraordinary Brexit week.

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