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# eu - Thursday 6 May, 2021

EU watchdog says additive used in sweets and cakes not safe
# E171
# E171

EU watchdog says additive used in sweets and cakes not safe

Thu 7:59 PM 41,977 Views 20 Comments

Its use in food was suspended in France last year over health fears.

# eu - Thursday 29 April, 2021

European Parliament votes to introduce EU Covid-19 passports - with some changes
# Digital Green Certificates
# Digital Green Certificates

European Parliament votes to introduce EU Covid-19 passports - with some changes

Apr 29th 2021, 9:43 AM 29,921 Views 47 Comments

MEPs said that the Covid certificate system should not be in place for longer than 12 months.

# eu - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

'I felt alone as a woman': von der Leyen says Turkey chair controversy wouldn't have happened to a man
# Sofagate
# Sofagate

'I felt alone as a woman': von der Leyen says Turkey chair controversy wouldn't have happened to a man

Apr 27th 2021, 7:27 AM 34,930 Views 32 Comments

The commission president was denied a chair at top-level talks in Ankara this month.

# eu - Monday 26 April, 2021

EU launches legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine deliveries
# European Commission
# European Commission

EU launches legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine deliveries

Updated Apr 26th 2021, 1:53 PM 33,265 Views 65 Comments

The Commission confirmed legal action against the company was launched on Friday.

# eu - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

EU unveils 'landmark' rules on Artificial Intelligence to curb 'high-risk' technologies
# Artificial Intelligence
# Artificial Intelligence

EU unveils 'landmark' rules on Artificial Intelligence to curb 'high-risk' technologies

Apr 21st 2021, 3:56 PM 10,528 Views 13 Comments

“Generalised surveillance” would be off-limits, as well as any tech “used to manipulate the behaviour, opinions or decisions” of citizens.

Almost half of Irish people don't have confidence in the EU's Covid-19 vaccines strategy
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Almost half of Irish people don't have confidence in the EU's Covid-19 vaccines strategy

Apr 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 12,766 Views 42 Comments

That’s according to a Red C poll commissioned by European Movement Ireland published today.

# eu - Sunday 11 April, 2021

Explainer: Why is the UK dithering over whether to use Covid passports, and how does it affect Ireland?
# Digital Green Certificates
# Digital Green Certificates

Explainer: Why is the UK dithering over whether to use Covid passports, and how does it affect Ireland?

Apr 11th 2021, 7:30 AM 25,126 Views 52 Comments

Covid passports are vaccine passports by a different name, at worst, and at best – a quick ticket back to normality.

# eu - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Loyalist anger at post-Brexit trade rules among factors in Northern Ireland disorder
# Explainer
# Explainer

Loyalist anger at post-Brexit trade rules among factors in Northern Ireland disorder

Apr 8th 2021, 8:10 AM 23,678 Views 49 Comments

It took an event unrelated to the Irish Sea border furore to set a match to simmering tensions

# eu - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Hotel quarantine: Why is Austria on Ireland's list of 'designated countries' but not France and Germany?
# Oh Vienna
# Oh Vienna

Hotel quarantine: Why is Austria on Ireland's list of 'designated countries' but not France and Germany?

Apr 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 55,195 Views 61 Comments

Officials want to add 17 EU countries to the list.

# eu - Saturday 3 April, 2021

Why did some Irish MEPs vote against an 'urgency' proposal for the EU's Digital Green Certificates?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Why did some Irish MEPs vote against an 'urgency' proposal for the EU's Digital Green Certificates?

Apr 3rd 2021, 6:30 AM 29,197 Views 36 Comments

Some MEPs voted against skipping the committee stage, where legislation underpinning the Certificates would be scrutinised.

# eu - Friday 26 March, 2021

EU says AstraZeneca must 'catch up' on vaccine deliveries
# Vaccine Row
# Vaccine Row

EU says AstraZeneca must 'catch up' on vaccine deliveries

Mar 26th 2021, 6:57 AM 12,186 Views 23 Comments

Some leaders stressed that an embargo should be a last resort if negotiations for a better way of sharing vaccine production come up short.

# eu - Thursday 25 March, 2021

The Explainer: Why is there talk of an EU-UK 'vaccine war'?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why is there talk of an EU-UK 'vaccine war'?

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 10,427 Views 19 Comments

What’s going on? We take a look in this week’s episode.

'I would have said of German unity 'not in my lifetime'': What can Ireland learn from a united Germany?
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

'I would have said of German unity 'not in my lifetime'': What can Ireland learn from a united Germany?

Mar 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,106 Views 81 Comments

“I was a citizen of West Germany and I had never known anything different, I thought that was the world: a divided world.”

# eu - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

EU tightens Covid vaccine export rules, union and UK pledge to seek 'win-win' in jab dispute
# Vaccine Row
# Vaccine Row

EU tightens Covid vaccine export rules, union and UK pledge to seek 'win-win' in jab dispute

Mar 24th 2021, 8:22 PM 16,284 Views 45 Comments

The European Commission said it would weigh how needy countries are, in terms of infection rates and how many vaccines they have.

'Keep supply chains open' Taoiseach says, in response to 29 million AstraZeneca vaccines in Italy plant
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

'Keep supply chains open' Taoiseach says, in response to 29 million AstraZeneca vaccines in Italy plant

Mar 24th 2021, 3:50 PM 31,717 Views 87 Comments

The EU has announced new vaccine export powers amid a contract row with AstraZeneca.

# eu - Monday 15 March, 2021

EU takes action against UK over ‘international law breaches’ on Northern Ireland
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU takes action against UK over ‘international law breaches’ on Northern Ireland

Updated Mar 15th 2021, 1:45 PM 15,982 Views 45 Comments

The European Commission is taking steps towards proceedings over the alleged breach of the NI Protocol.

# eu - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Five EU states seek summit on 'unfair' vaccine handouts
# Playing Fair
# Playing Fair

Five EU states seek summit on 'unfair' vaccine handouts

Mar 13th 2021, 12:30 PM 77,784 Views 67 Comments

The five countries want to discuss “huge disparities” in the distribution of vaccines against Covid-19.

# eu - Friday 12 March, 2021

British exports to EU plunged by 41% in January, while non-EU exports increased by 1.7%
# Brexit
# Brexit

British exports to EU plunged by 41% in January, while non-EU exports increased by 1.7%

Mar 12th 2021, 1:01 PM 19,399 Views 46 Comments

The UK officially left the Single Market and Customs Union on 31 December, leading to new trading rules from New Year’s Day.

# eu - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Blood-clot risk 'no higher' in vaccinated people, says EMA after countries suspend use of AstraZeneca jab
# Denmark
# Denmark

Blood-clot risk 'no higher' in vaccinated people, says EMA after countries suspend use of AstraZeneca jab

Updated Mar 11th 2021, 3:21 PM 67,333 Views 64 Comments

EMA said AstraZeneca use can continue pending the blood clot probe.

# eu - Sunday 7 March, 2021

British chief Brexit negotiator calls on EU to ‘shake off remaining ill will'
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

British chief Brexit negotiator calls on EU to ‘shake off remaining ill will'

Mar 7th 2021, 7:51 AM 24,824 Views 68 Comments

Whitehall has extended a series of ‘grace periods’ designed to ease trade between Northern Ireland and Britain.

# eu - Friday 5 March, 2021

The latest Brexit row: UK's solo run has left the EU in a tricky position
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

The latest Brexit row: UK's solo run has left the EU in a tricky position

Mar 5th 2021, 11:20 AM 31,858 Views 48 Comments

This is Brexit: so expect to see more rows between the UK and EU, particularly over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

EU taking ‘very belligerent approach’ to issues caused by NI Protocol, Arlene Foster says
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU taking ‘very belligerent approach’ to issues caused by NI Protocol, Arlene Foster says

Updated Mar 5th 2021, 9:28 AM 34,138 Views 83 Comments

The Northern Ireland protocol was designed to avoid a hardening of the border on the island of Ireland.

# eu - Thursday 4 March, 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia blocked from leaving EU, says official
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia blocked from leaving EU, says official

Mar 4th 2021, 10:14 PM 34,047 Views 59 Comments

The move underscores a growing frustration within the 27-nation bloc about the slow rollout of its vaccine drive.

Health Minister asks task force to examine if Ireland can procure extra vaccines alongside EU supply deal
# Vaccine Side Deals
# Vaccine Side Deals

Health Minister asks task force to examine if Ireland can procure extra vaccines alongside EU supply deal

Mar 4th 2021, 5:44 PM 25,171 Views 100 Comments

The Dáil heard that other EU countries are securing more supplies on their own.

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period
# Exports
# Exports

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period

Updated Mar 4th 2021, 12:45 PM 34,522 Views 79 Comments
  • The EU is now considering legal options.
  • Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.

# eu - Thursday 25 February, 2021

EU suggests new deal on plant and animal checks in bid to solve Brexit trade issues
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

EU suggests new deal on plant and animal checks in bid to solve Brexit trade issues

Feb 25th 2021, 3:47 PM 15,229 Views 7 Comments

The EU and UK are locked in talks to make post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland work more smoothly.

# eu - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

DUP urges British government to act 'unilaterally', after EU and UK meet over NI Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

DUP urges British government to act 'unilaterally', after EU and UK meet over NI Protocol

Feb 24th 2021, 10:10 PM 19,301 Views 34 Comments

The UK Government recently made a request to the European Commission for an extension of grace periods until 2023.

# eu - Monday 22 February, 2021

EU agrees to impose sanctions on Russia for jailing Alexei Navalny
# Kremlin Critic
# Kremlin Critic

EU agrees to impose sanctions on Russia for jailing Alexei Navalny

Feb 22nd 2021, 10:15 PM 17,047 Views 28 Comments

The EU also agreed on sanctions for Myanmar over the military’s seizure of power.

# eu - Friday 19 February, 2021

EU to double funding to €1 billion for vaccine rollout in poorer countries
# Covax
# Covax

EU to double funding to €1 billion for vaccine rollout in poorer countries

Feb 19th 2021, 12:50 PM 9,146 Views 28 Comments

US President Joe Biden is also set to introduce significant funding for Covax.

# eu - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Top EU official tells Oireachtas: 'We made a mistake but please put it in perspective'
# Article 16
# Article 16

Top EU official tells Oireachtas: 'We made a mistake but please put it in perspective'

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 4:47 PM 46,987 Views 27 Comments

European Commission vice president Maroš Šefčovič addressed TDs and Senators today.

# eu - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 9:28 AM 37,406 Views 48 Comments

The move was quickly reversed after much criticism from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain.

Jennifer Whitmore: We need a full debate and proper scrutiny of CETA trade deal
# Trade
# Trade

Jennifer Whitmore: We need a full debate and proper scrutiny of CETA trade deal

Feb 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,169 Views 23 Comments

The Social Democrats TD argues that there has been more time dedicated to the controversial Canadian-EU trade deal on the airwaves and social media than in the Dáil.

# eu - Friday 5 February, 2021

EU chief warns of more vaccine production delays ahead
# Vaccine Strategy
# Vaccine Strategy

EU chief warns of more vaccine production delays ahead

Feb 5th 2021, 12:58 PM 24,784 Views 38 Comments

Von der Leyen also admitted she should never “even have thought” of invoking Article 16.

# eu - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 1:15 PM 59,437 Views 95 Comments

Post-Brexit inspections on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain have been suspended amid concerns over the safety of officials.

# eu - Sunday 31 January, 2021

AstraZeneca to deliver nine million additional doses in 'step forward' for vaccinations
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

AstraZeneca to deliver nine million additional doses in 'step forward' for vaccinations

Jan 31st 2021, 7:07 PM 52,927 Views 78 Comments

The EU will receive 40 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the first three months of 2021.

Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'

Updated Jan 31st 2021, 2:03 PM 33,615 Views 89 Comments

Politicians across Ireland and the UK were left blindsided by the move by the EU over concerns about the supply of Covid vaccines.

Tony Blair says EU was 'very foolish' over NI vaccine move
# Peace Process
# Peace Process

Tony Blair says EU was 'very foolish' over NI vaccine move

Jan 31st 2021, 9:34 AM 38,101 Views 60 Comments

The bloc backtracked on the move, imposed unilaterally as it faces shortfalls on vaccine supplies.

# eu - Friday 29 January, 2021

'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?
# Covid19
# Covid19

'The refrigerators will be empty:' Has the EU vaccine strategy gone off the rails?

Jan 29th 2021, 6:34 PM 65,602 Views 55 Comments

The EU is under increasing pressure as member states face unexpected supply issues just one month into their vaccine programmes.

EU medicines agency approves Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for everyone over 18
# Green Light
# Green Light

EU medicines agency approves Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for everyone over 18

Updated Jan 29th 2021, 4:05 PM 62,146 Views 43 Comments
  • Vaccine touted as 'game-changer' due to relative ease of transport and storage
  • EMA notes it cannot estimate efficacy for over 55s
  • AstraZeneca dispute with EU sees contract published
  • Ireland due to receive over 280,000 doses in next two months

# eu - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Michel Barnier says UK should find a 'clever solution' to row over EU ambassador in London
# Brexit
# Brexit

Michel Barnier says UK should find a 'clever solution' to row over EU ambassador in London

Jan 21st 2021, 11:28 AM 28,322 Views 41 Comments

The EU’s former chief Brexit negotiator was awarded the European of the Year award by EM Ireland today.

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