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#EU

# eu - Friday 27 March, 2020

EU leaders fail to agree a Covid-19 stimulus package

“We cannot make the same mistakes of the 2008 financial crisis,” Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez warned.

# eu - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Michel Barnier confirms he has tested positive for Covid-19

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said he is “in good spirits”.

# eu - Friday 13 March, 2020

EU pledges €37 billion for coronavirus crisis and green lights big spending by member states

The European Commission has limited firepower to fight an economic downturn.

# eu - Monday 9 March, 2020

Explainer: What’s going on between Turkey and Greece and the EU?

Talks on the migrant crisis are being held today – here’s the background to the situation.

# eu - Friday 6 March, 2020

Phil Hogan insists no-deal Brexit threat won't 'cut the ice' in trade talks

Hogan said that he’s trying to allow apples and pears from the EU to be exported to the US as part of a possible new EU trade deal.

# eu - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

First EU official in Brussels tests positive for Covid-19

The male official had recently returned from Italy.

# eu - Monday 2 March, 2020

Covid-19: EU raises risk level to 'moderate to high'

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control updated the risk level facing the EU.

# eu - Sunday 1 March, 2020

At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened his country’s borders with Europe.

# eu - Friday 28 February, 2020

UK to withdraw from European arrest warrant scheme

The British Government said it wanted to reach its own, separate fast-track extradition arrangement with Brussels.

# eu - Thursday 27 February, 2020

UK could walk away from EU trade talks if progress not made by June

The UK has published its negotiating guidelines ahead of talks with Brussels on Monday.

# eu - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

EU to demand 'level playing field' and access to UK waters in Brexit trade talks

The terms also include a controversial clause stating that Britain should “return unlawfully removed cultural objects to their countries of origin”.

# eu - Friday 21 February, 2020

Your crash course in... the EU's grand plans for 'technological sovereignty'

The European Commission unveiled a slate of proposals this week on data rules and AI.

# eu - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

'A great day for rural Ireland': Turf-cutting trial collapses in Galway

The State conceded it could offer no evidence as a crucial prosecution witness was in Australia.

# eu - Monday 17 February, 2020

EU threatens big tech companies with 'stricter' regulation following meeting with Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg has recently asked governments to strengthen how online media is regulated.

# eu - Thursday 13 February, 2020

People in Dublin have the fifth highest commuting times in Europe

Budapest, Paris, Amsterdam and London have the longest average commuting times, according to new research.

# eu - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Facebook postpones Valentine's Day launch for dating app due to data regulator's concerns

The app was due to launch tomorrow, the day before Valentine’s Day.

# eu - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC

The Sinn Féin leader also said the British government needs to start preparing itself for this constitutional change.

# eu - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Your crash course in... what to expect from Britain and the EU's trade talk tango

The clock is ticking as the newly-divorced sides kick off tricky negotiations, with major implications for Ireland.

# eu - Friday 7 February, 2020

Your crash course in... what to expect from Britain and the EU's trade talk tango

The clock is ticking as the newly-divorced sides kick off tricky negotiations, with major implications for Ireland.

# eu - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Ireland had the highest rate of increase in cyclist deaths in the EU over 10 years

Between 2010 and 2018, cyclist deaths across the EU fell on average by 0.4% annually. In Ireland, this figure was an 8% increase.

# eu - Friday 31 January, 2020

'We weren't riding on their coattails': What does it mean for Ireland now that the UK has left the EU?

The UK “might be leaving by the backdoor… but sure, they can always come round the front door and knock on it again.”

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British flag lowered from outside European Parliament ahead of Brexit hour

As the clock strikes 11pm, Britain becomes the first country to leave the 28-member bloc.

Coveney claims Brexit will 'dominate Irish politics' as UK prepares to leave the EU tonight

He also said there will be no discussions on a trade deal if there is not a ‘level playing field’.

Opinion: A very Churchillian Brexit

As the UK prepares to leave the EU tonight, Noelle O Connell explores what practical changes it can expect to see.

# eu - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Pro-remain MEPs sing Auld Lang Syne after EU Parliament backs Brexit deal Final Countdown This post contains videos

Pro-remain MEPs sing Auld Lang Syne after EU Parliament backs Brexit deal

A vote by MEPs in Brussels paves the way for Britain to leave the EU on Friday with an agreement in place.

# eu - Friday 24 January, 2020

'Our friendship will remain': EU chiefs sign off on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

The UK is set to leave the EU at the end of the month.

# eu - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Businesses warn of price rises as Sajid Javid vows no EU alignment post-Brexit

Javid urged businesses to “adjust” and said that while some will benefit others will not.

# eu - Friday 17 January, 2020

Countdown clock to be projected onto Number 10 to mark Brexit day

A commemorative Brexit coin will come into circulation on exit day.

# eu - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Brexit divorce deal was 'the easy part'; and more 'last-minute turmoil' on the way, Irish MEPs say

Irish MEPs regret that Brexit has become an inevitability, with one saying that “as an Irish person, I can’t feel any happiness” towards the certainty it created.

# eu - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas

Boris Johnson does not want the Brexit transition period extended beyond December 2020, but Ireland and Europe have said this may not be realistic.

# eu - Monday 30 December, 2019

No more loyalty points on alcohol: Raft of changes to drink laws to take effect in January 2021

Health Minister Simon Harris said that alcohol should not be the subject of promotional activity.

# eu - Friday 27 December, 2019

Von der Leyen 'seriously concerned' over concluding post-Brexit trade deal within 2020 deadline

“I am very worried given the little time we have,” Ursula von der Leyen said.

# eu - Thursday 26 December, 2019

You will always be welcomed back, EU chief tells UK in Brexit 'love letter'

The UK has inflicted unnecessary damage on itself with Brexit, the European Commission’s vice-president has said.

# eu - Monday 16 December, 2019

Boris Johnson will bring Brexit bill to parliament on Friday

Johnson has pledged to bring the Bill back before the Commons before Christmas.

# eu - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Von der Leyen's Green Deal promises a carbon-neutral EU by 2050

At least 25% of the EU’s long-term budget should be dedicated to climate action, the EU Commission has said.

# eu - Sunday 1 December, 2019

New European Commission begins fresh term under leadership of von der Leyen

The team took the reins as the 28-member union is faced with a mountain of difficulties, including Brexit.

# eu - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

The new European Commission has been voted in ... here are the key players

The incoming European Commission will take office on 1 December.

# eu - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Anand Menon: 'Ireland is the only EU country that bothered to reflect on its relationship with the UK'

Professor Anand Menon, Director of the think-tank The UK in a Changing Europe, was speaking in Dublin today.

# eu - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Coveney condemns 'illegal' Israeli settlements in wake of US policy u-turn

This comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington no longer considers them to be illegal.

# eu - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Up to 4.8m unauthorised migrants lived in Europe in 2017 - that's less than 1% of the population

An ‘unauthorised migrant’ was defined as a foreigner who entered the country illegally, or asylum seekers waiting to be processed.

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