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#EU

# eu - Yesterday’s News

'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council

This was the final step in adopting the single-use products ban, which will come into force in Ireland by 2021.

# eu - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Switzerland votes to approve stricter gun laws in line with EU regulations

Reports suggest the country has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world.

Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal

MPs have rejected the deal May agreed with Brussels three times already.

# eu - Saturday 18 May, 2019

How Nigel Farage’s new party capitalised on Brexit chaos to surge into the lead in the Euro polls

Only officially established in February, the Brexit Party now looks set to come out on top when the votes are counted.

# eu - Thursday 16 May, 2019

FactCheck: Did the German parliament approve the Irish budget in 2011?

Irexit Party leader and European election candidate Hermann Kelly claimed that the German Bundestag approved the Irish Budget in 2011 before the Dáil.

# eu - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Who are the candidates most likely to replace Jean-Claude Juncker?

What does the President of the European Commission do, and how is he/she elected? It’s complicated…

# eu - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

FactCheck: Did Nigel Farage coin the phrase ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’?

Nigel Farage has claimed that he used the phase repeatedly during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign.

# eu - Saturday 4 May, 2019

European elections: What constituency am I in? Who can I vote for?

We’ve got you covered.

# eu - Friday 3 May, 2019

Irish 18-year-olds can avail of new free interrail tickets to travel around Europe

The aim of the scheme is to get young people interested in connecting with Europe.

# eu - Sunday 28 April, 2019

Peter Casey challenged over immigration during European elections tv debate

“What we can’t afford is to become a haven for freeloaders,” Casey told the Sunday Times.

# eu - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Greta Thunberg tells EU it needs 'cathedral-thinking' on climate change

“Notre Dame will be rebuilt”, Thunberg told MEPs, “I hope its foundations are strong, I hope ours are even stronger.”

# eu - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Poll: Do you think the UK will leave the EU before Halloween? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the UK will leave the EU before Halloween?

The UK and the EU have agreed a flexible Brexit extension until 31 October.

Here's how the UK front pages reacted to the new Brexit Halloween deadline

Four of the tabloids didn’t choose the Brexit extension as their front page story at all.

As it happened: Tusk tells UK 'please do not waste this time' as 31 October flextension agreed

Another long night in Brussels, and the threat of a no-deal exit this Friday has been averted.

# eu - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Theresa May tells MPs: 'We could have actually been outside the EU by now'

Theresa May has asked to extend Article 50 to 30 June, and EU leaders will decide today on whether to grant that.

# eu - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

'A flexible extension': EU's Tusk proposes long Brexit delay but not more than a year

Prime Minister Theresa May met with German Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron today.

# eu - Monday 8 April, 2019

EU will 'stand fully behind Ireland' whatever happens with Brexit, Barnier says

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier was in Dublin meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today.

# eu - Saturday 6 April, 2019

British passports are now being issued without the words 'European Union'

The change came into effect from 30 March.

What does it mean for Ireland's European elections if the UK is compelled to hold its own?

Ireland will be holding its European elections on 24 May.

# eu - Friday 5 April, 2019

Theresa May asks for Brexit to be delayed until 30 June

Meanwhile, Donald Tusk is expected to suggest a “flexible” 12-month delay.

# eu - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Merkel vows to 'fight until the last hour' to avoid no-deal Brexit ahead of Varadkar meeting

Meanwhile, talks between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are continuing in London today.

# eu - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

MPs could vote on May's deal for FOURTH time as it's warned hard Brexit is 'nearly inevitable' 10 Days To Go This post contains videos

MPs could vote on May's deal for FOURTH time as it's warned hard Brexit is 'nearly inevitable'

Meanwhile, Leo Varadkar said: “No one should underestimate the difficulties that a no deal will present.”

# eu - Monday 1 April, 2019

Decision to end migrant rescue operation labelled 'outrageous abdication of responsibilities'

The EU is winding down Operation Sophia amid pressure from Italy and other countries.

As MPs can't agree what to do about Brexit, EU warns 'our patience is running out' COME WHAT MAY This post contains videos

As MPs can't agree what to do about Brexit, EU warns 'our patience is running out'

The House of Commons is set to vote on a number of options today.

# eu - Friday 29 March, 2019

Nigel Dodds 'would stay in the EU rather than risk Northern Ireland's place in UK'

The DUP deputy leader said that he wanted Brexit to be delivered, but not if it would risk Northern Ireland’s status within the UK.

A Brexistential crisis: So what happens now?

The best answer to that question is: “F**k knows. I’m past caring. It’s like the living dead in here.”

# eu - Thursday 28 March, 2019

The third vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal is confirmed for tomorrow

The British Prime Minister has offered to resign if MPs back the twice-defeated Withdrawal Agreement.

Explainer: All you need to know about the EU's new road safety technology proposals

The EU yesterday announced a string of new measures proposed by the EU to help improve road safety.

# eu - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

All cars sold after 2022 must have speed-limiting technology, EU says

It is part of a string of new measures proposed by the EU to help improve road safety.

# eu - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

MPs to debate reversing Brexit next Monday, after 5.7m people sign petition

The British government responded to the petition by saying that revoking Article 50 would “undermine our democracy”.

MEPs vote in controversial laws that places copyright responsibility on Google and YouTube

Intense lobbying was done by tech giants like Google, which profits hugely from the advertising generated alongside the content it hosts.

'Back me and sack me': How the British papers covered MPs 'taking control' of House

MPs have voted to seize control of parliamentary business in an unprecedented move that the government called “dangerous”.

# eu - Monday 25 March, 2019

Europe says no-deal Brexit looks 'increasingly likely' and could lead to delays at airports

Theresa May is making a last-ditch attempt to get her Brexit deal over the line.

# eu - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Plans to avoid a hard border in a no-deal scenario are 'very rough', says Varadkar

Thousands of protesters are due to march on London today demanding a second Brexit referendum.

# eu - Friday 22 March, 2019

Billy Kelleher will run as an MEP candidate for Fianna Fáil

Galway TD Anne Rabbitte has also been selected as an MEP candidate for the party.

May faces uphill battle to get support for Brexit deal, as Ireland insists there won't be a hard border Third Time Lucky This post contains videos

May faces uphill battle to get support for Brexit deal, as Ireland insists there won't be a hard border

Article 50 will be extended until 22 May – if the House of Commons votes in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement.

Waiting for clarity: Trust crumbles and tension builds in final Brexit days

The absurdity of the Brexit process continues, as patience from all sides is put under strain.

# eu - Thursday 21 March, 2019

May asks EU for more time to deliver Brexit as MPs label her 'blame game' speech 'disgraceful' 8 Days To Go This post contains videos

May asks EU for more time to deliver Brexit as MPs label her 'blame game' speech 'disgraceful'

EU leaders are due to consider her request at a summit in Brussels today.

# eu - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

EU fines Google €1.49bn for blocking ads by rivals

The fine brings Google’s total tab with the European Union to €8.2 billion in less than two years.

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