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# 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.

Theresa May faces battle to get EU to delay Brexit as Juncker says 'we've reached the end of the road'

As the crisis rumbles on, a number of opponents are said to be eyeing up May’s job – including Boris Johnson.

# eu - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

'A lot of concern' among EU states over prospect of Article 50 long extension, Coveney warns

EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier earlier said that EU member states should prepare for a no-deal Brexit.

McDonald's appeals EU decision to cancel Big Mac trademark

McDonald's appeals EU decision to cancel Big Mac trademark

This is the latest round of the brand battle between McDonalds and Galway-based Supermacs.

Theresa May's spokesman says the Brexit crisis she predicted 'has come to pass'

Another planned meaningful vote on her deal may not take place after intervention from the Speaker of the House.

# eu - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Nigel Farage begins 435km march against 'Brexit betrayal', but admits he won't actually finish it

Around 100 Brexit supporters have joined the march from Sunderland to the House of Commons.

# eu - Friday 15 March, 2019

Poll: Is delaying Brexit a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is delaying Brexit a good idea?

MPs have voted to seek to extend Article 50 until 30 June.

# eu - Thursday 14 March, 2019

MPs have voted to delay Brexit by three months - here's what that means

It’s been another day of drama in Westminster – and now a THIRD vote on the May deal looms.

# eu - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

US says 'no basis' to ban Boeing 737 Max jets despite Ireland and rest of EU grounding planes

Two deadly crashes involving the model of plane have happened in the past five months.

# eu - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Explainer: Here's what scrapping seasonal clock changes will mean

It’s a choice now between brighter evenings or brighter mornings.

# eu - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

'Never has Europe been in such danger': Macron calls for EU reform in light of Brexit

In an opinion piece published in 28 newspapers around Europe, Macron outlined his vision for the EU’s future.

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