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# eu - Thursday 13 January, 2022

MEP calls on Taoiseach to oppose EU 'green' label for nuclear and gas
# Energy
# Energy

MEP calls on Taoiseach to oppose EU 'green' label for nuclear and gas

Thu 2:15 PM 8,208 Views 32 Comments

The divisive proposal would classify natural gas and nuclear power as sustainable investments.

# eu - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Irish politicians pay tribute as European Parliament president David Sassoli dies aged 65
# EU
# EU

Irish politicians pay tribute as European Parliament president David Sassoli dies aged 65

Updated Tue 4:20 PM 44,278 Views 12 Comments

The Italian had been in hospital for over two weeks due to a dysfunction of his immune system.

EU experts to discuss Genrui antigen tests after people report hundreds of false positives
# Ce Mark
# Ce Mark

EU experts to discuss Genrui antigen tests after people report hundreds of false positives

Tue 6:00 AM 19,707 Views 17 Comments

Irish retailers have taken the at-home Covid-19 test kits off the shelves.

# eu - Sunday 9 January, 2022

Liz Truss warns EU she is willing to trigger Article 16
# Brexit
# Brexit

Liz Truss warns EU she is willing to trigger Article 16

Updated Jan 9th 2022, 2:25 PM 68,502 Views 97 Comments

The DUP has welcomed comments by Truss, while the SDLP leader has said that the move would “only make things worse”.

# eu - Friday 7 January, 2022

At least five Irish MEPs to oppose contentious 'green' label for gas and nuclear power
# Climate
# Climate

At least five Irish MEPs to oppose contentious 'green' label for gas and nuclear power

Updated Jan 7th 2022, 3:10 PM 26,407 Views 54 Comments
  • Five Irish MEPs will oppose a controversial green label for natural gas and nuclear power, with others still to decide, Lauren Boland reports.
  • The European Commission proposal would classify gas and nuclear as sustainable investments, which has sparked backlash from anti-nuclear countries.
  • Ireland's Department of Finance and the Department of the Environment are now considering the draft text.
France takes EU reins for next six months with push for more sovereignty
# EU
# EU

France takes EU reins for next six months with push for more sovereignty

Jan 7th 2022, 12:43 PM 13,099 Views 25 Comments

France wants to promote the introduction of an EU minimum wage and a carbon tax on imported products.

# eu - Thursday 6 January, 2022

Updated Covid Digital Certs reflecting booster vaccine to be issued from tonight
# Eu Travel
# Eu Travel

Updated Covid Digital Certs reflecting booster vaccine to be issued from tonight

Jan 6th 2022, 8:33 AM 66,053 Views 78 Comments

New rules on travelling across EU member states are coming into effect from 1 February.

# eu - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

EU bans tattoo ink chemicals that may cause cancer
# European Chemicals Agency
# European Chemicals Agency

EU bans tattoo ink chemicals that may cause cancer

Jan 5th 2022, 10:01 AM 24,749 Views 31 Comments

Ink pigments can seep into the body from the skin, affecting organs such as lymph nodes and the liver – and laser treatment can cause the particles to circulate in the body.

Record case numbers and new restrictions: How Europe is weathering Omicron
# Covid In Europe
# Covid In Europe

Record case numbers and new restrictions: How Europe is weathering Omicron

Jan 5th 2022, 6:30 AM 26,918 Views 21 Comments

There has been a significant rise in Covid-19 cases across Europe, with 100 million being reported since the pandemic began.

# eu - Saturday 1 January, 2022

EU proposes 'green' label for nuclear power and natural gas
# European Union
# European Union

EU proposes 'green' label for nuclear power and natural gas

Updated Jan 1st 2022, 7:35 PM 32,138 Views 69 Comments

If a majority of member states back the proposal, it will become EU law, coming into effect from 2023.

# eu - Friday 31 December, 2021

Irish to be fully recognised as an official EU language from New Year's Day
# Gaeilge Abu
# Gaeilge Abu

Irish to be fully recognised as an official EU language from New Year's Day

Dec 31st 2021, 1:13 PM 28,778 Views 88 Comments

As a full official language, all documents published by the EU will be translated into Irish.

# eu - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Russia labels Pussy Riot members, satirist 'foreign agents'
# Russia
# Russia

Russia labels Pussy Riot members, satirist 'foreign agents'

Dec 30th 2021, 6:30 PM 23,240 Views 19 Comments

The status is reminiscent of the Soviet-era term “enemy of the people” and is meant to apply to people or groups that receive funding from abroad.

France suspends transit ban for Britons living in EU
# France
# France

France suspends transit ban for Britons living in EU

Dec 30th 2021, 4:43 PM 31,535 Views 26 Comments

Under stricter Covid-19 travel rules being applied since December 28, only Britons whose official primary residence is in France were to be allowed in.

# eu - Thursday 23 December, 2021

France's Emmanuel Macron and Italy's Mario Draghi call to loosen EU fiscal rules
# Big Spenders
# Big Spenders

France's Emmanuel Macron and Italy's Mario Draghi call to loosen EU fiscal rules

Dec 23rd 2021, 2:07 PM 11,419 Views 9 Comments

Macron has argued that the rule preventing a country’s public deficit from being more than 3% of its GDP was outdated.

# eu - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

European Union takes Poland to court amid fears for bloc’s legal order
# Rule Of Law
# Rule Of Law

European Union takes Poland to court amid fears for bloc’s legal order

Dec 22nd 2021, 2:01 PM 18,962 Views 65 Comments

Poland’s constitutional court has ruled that Polish laws have supremacy over EU laws.

# eu - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

EU to set nine-month limit for validity of Covid-19 travel pass
# Covid Cert
# Covid Cert

EU to set nine-month limit for validity of Covid-19 travel pass

Dec 21st 2021, 3:39 PM 35,555 Views 96 Comments

The measure is set to come into force from 1 February if it receives approval from member states.

# eu - Saturday 18 December, 2021

Brexit minister David Frost resigns from UK Cabinet - reports
# Resignation
# Resignation

Brexit minister David Frost resigns from UK Cabinet - reports

Dec 18th 2021, 8:25 PM 60,566 Views 59 Comments

Frost, who has led negotiations with the EU, is reported to have handed in his resignation letter to Boris Johnson last week.

# eu - Thursday 16 December, 2021

EU set to move to ensure medicines continue to flow between Britain and Northern Ireland
# European Union
# European Union

EU set to move to ensure medicines continue to flow between Britain and Northern Ireland

Dec 16th 2021, 10:45 PM 8,154 Views 3 Comments

European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic is expected to announce proposed new legislation tomorrow.

EU leaders stress importance of boosters and coordinated travel rules
# The European Council
# The European Council

EU leaders stress importance of boosters and coordinated travel rules

Updated Dec 16th 2021, 3:12 PM 15,439 Views 16 Comments

Leaders agreed that a harmonised approach needed to be taken to avoid confusing new rules within the 27 member states.

# eu - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

EU leaders look to deepen relations with former Soviet republics
# Armenia
# Armenia

EU leaders look to deepen relations with former Soviet republics

Dec 15th 2021, 11:00 PM 11,500 Views 10 Comments

The EU summit with its Eastern partnership came on the same day as Russia issued Washington a series of security demands.

# eu - Sunday 12 December, 2021

'There are good and bad days': Are Anglo-Irish relations worse now than during Brexit negotiations?
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

'There are good and bad days': Are Anglo-Irish relations worse now than during Brexit negotiations?

Dec 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,087 Views 16 Comments

More direct links with Wales and north England are planned to improve Anglo-Irish ties post-Brexit.

# eu - Saturday 11 December, 2021

UK gives 23 more post-Brexit permits to French fishermen
# Fishy Business
# Fishy Business

UK gives 23 more post-Brexit permits to French fishermen

Updated Dec 11th 2021, 7:05 PM 17,613 Views 8 Comments

The licences were agreed Friday night after officials met European Union counterparts.

Tens of thousands protest Austria compulsory Covid jabs
# Vaccine Mandates
# Vaccine Mandates

Tens of thousands protest Austria compulsory Covid jabs

Dec 11th 2021, 5:13 PM 33,686 Views 130 Comments

Vaccination is to be obligatory from February for all residents older than 14.

# eu - Monday 6 December, 2021

European Central Bank plans to redesign euro banknotes
# Banknotes
# Banknotes

European Central Bank plans to redesign euro banknotes

Dec 6th 2021, 1:08 PM 27,259 Views 43 Comments

A final decision on the new look is expected in 2024.

# eu - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Post-Brexit, who are Ireland's biggest allies in Europe?
# Mes Amis
# Mes Amis

Post-Brexit, who are Ireland's biggest allies in Europe?

Dec 2nd 2021, 8:00 PM 44,015 Views 22 Comments
  • Ireland is taking a 'pragmatic' approach to align with countries on a policy level rather than a nation state level.
  • Tax and big tech issues are a major concern for Ireland and some of its EU allies.
  • The loss of the UK will be a blow in some ways but not in others, writes Rónán Duffy.
EU fines major banks €344 million over foreign exchange trading cartel
# Forex
# Forex

EU fines major banks €344 million over foreign exchange trading cartel

Dec 2nd 2021, 12:47 PM 10,720 Views 14 Comments

Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Credit Suisse all received fines.

# eu - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’
# Variant
# Variant

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days’

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 7:50 PM 22,484 Views 38 Comments

Rising infection rates have seen governments reintroduce certain measures to try to stop the spread of Omicron.

# eu - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Pressure grows for patent waiver amid 'Covid vaccine apartheid' - so what's Ireland's position?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Pressure grows for patent waiver amid 'Covid vaccine apartheid' - so what's Ireland's position?

Nov 30th 2021, 12:42 PM 29,170 Views 19 Comments

A mock funeral will be held outside Leinster House today to protest the Government’s support for EU’s efforts to block the TRIPS waiver.

# eu - Friday 26 November, 2021

People travelling to Ireland from 7 southern African nations will need pre-flight PCR and home quarantine
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

People travelling to Ireland from 7 southern African nations will need pre-flight PCR and home quarantine

Updated Nov 26th 2021, 6:35 PM 133,277 Views 57 Comments

Germany, Italy, Austria and the Netherlands are among countries to have already banned visitors from South Africa.

# eu - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

More than 100 migrants flown out of Belarus as standoff appears to de-escalate
# Migration
# Migration

More than 100 migrants flown out of Belarus as standoff appears to de-escalate

Nov 23rd 2021, 12:26 PM 9,025 Views 8 Comments

118 migrants were flown out of Belarus yesterday, with another group due to leave today.

# eu - Monday 22 November, 2021

Belarus leader criticises EU for refusing to negotiate on migrant standoff
# Border
# Border

Belarus leader criticises EU for refusing to negotiate on migrant standoff

Nov 22nd 2021, 2:34 PM 6,750 Views 8 Comments

The EU has accused Lukashenko’s government of orchestrating the migration surge as a “hybrid attack”.

# eu - Friday 19 November, 2021

EU copyright directive signed into Irish law boosting rights of content creators
# Copyright
# Copyright

EU copyright directive signed into Irish law boosting rights of content creators

Nov 19th 2021, 8:01 AM 7,989 Views 2 Comments

The directive requires tech giants to share revenue with publishers.

# eu - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Non-EU doctors in Ireland now being considered for specialist training on equal footing as EU applicants
# Consultants
# Consultants

Non-EU doctors in Ireland now being considered for specialist training on equal footing as EU applicants

Nov 16th 2021, 1:18 PM 17,117 Views 18 Comments

Previously these healthcare professionals had been considered only after EU doctors were.

# eu - Monday 15 November, 2021

Belarus: EU and US vow new sanctions, Lukashenko talks to Angela Merkel
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus: EU and US vow new sanctions, Lukashenko talks to Angela Merkel

Nov 15th 2021, 9:29 PM 12,355 Views 5 Comments

Belarus President Lukashenko today discussed the crisis with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

# eu - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Dozens of migrants detained as EU readies Belarus sanctions
# Migration
# Migration

Dozens of migrants detained as EU readies Belarus sanctions

Nov 14th 2021, 2:06 PM 16,348 Views 26 Comments

Aid agencies say at least 10 migrants have died so far and have warned of a humanitarian crisis unfolding.

# eu - Saturday 13 November, 2021

What is the Common Agricultural Policy, and how is it being changed to tackle climate change?
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

What is the Common Agricultural Policy, and how is it being changed to tackle climate change?

Nov 13th 2021, 10:00 AM 8,052 Views 13 Comments

The farming subsidy is undergoing a major reform ahead of the 2023-2027 period.

# eu - Friday 12 November, 2021

Latest EU-UK negotiations on Northern Ireland Protocol due to take place
# Brexit
# Brexit

Latest EU-UK negotiations on Northern Ireland Protocol due to take place

Nov 12th 2021, 6:43 AM 9,754 Views 16 Comments

The UK government’s chief negotiator to the EU, David Frost, is due to meet European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic.

# eu - Thursday 11 November, 2021

EMA approves two new antibody treatments to stop Covid-19 patients developing symptoms
# European Medicines Agency
# European Medicines Agency

EMA approves two new antibody treatments to stop Covid-19 patients developing symptoms

Nov 11th 2021, 6:25 PM 17,750 Views 14 Comments

The move adds to the European Union’s toolbox of drugs.

# eu - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Explainer: Why tensions are flaring between Poland and Belarus over migrant crossings
# Poland-Belarus Border
# Poland-Belarus Border

Explainer: Why tensions are flaring between Poland and Belarus over migrant crossings

Updated Nov 10th 2021, 2:07 PM 26,635 Views 32 Comments

The situation has escalated rapidly since last weekend.

# eu - Monday 1 November, 2021

Frost accuses EU of ignoring political sensitivities in Northern Ireland
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost accuses EU of ignoring political sensitivities in Northern Ireland

Nov 1st 2021, 7:39 AM 20,581 Views 42 Comments

He also said the EU had “destroyed cross-community consent”.

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