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# EU

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Twitter must comply with new rules or risk ban from EU, official says
Thierry Breton, the EU’s commissioner for digital policy, held a video call with Elon Musk.
'Pro-Kremlin group’ launches cyber attack on EU Parliament website after Russia ‘terrorism’ vote
The move by the European legislators is a symbolic political step with no legal consequences.
EU vows more emissions cuts at UN climate talks but campaigners say it doesn't go far enough
The EU has increased emissions reduction targets from 55% to 57%, but campaigners say the target should be 65%.
CETA: Supreme Court rules trade deal cannot be ratified by Oireachtas unless law is changed
If the legislation is amended, a referendum on the matter could be avoided.
UK wants EU visitors to give 'face and fingerprint biometrics' - but Irish will be exempt
As part of the ETA application process, applicants “will be required to submit their biometrics”, a Tory MP said.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin meets UK PM Rishi Sunak at summit in Blackpool
Sunak first UK prime minister to attend the British-Irish Council in 15 years .
Sunak and Ursula von der Leyen seek ‘resolution’ to Protocol tension
EU announces €500 million energy support package for Western Balkans
The EU Commission chief is set to visit Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia in the coming days
Taoiseach says that stabilisation of EU gas market will benefit Ireland
Talks in Brussels on Thursday dragged well into the night
'Brave' people of Ukraine win EU's top human rights prize
The Sakharov Prize is awarded every year to those fighting for human rights or democracy.
Iran vows 'immediate' response to new EU sanctions following Mahsa Amini's death
EU foreign ministers met today to adopt sanctions on Iran, including on the morality police in whose custody Amini died.
Iran tells Europe to take a 'realistic approach' to Mahsa Amini protests
Iran is preparing for another day of unrest today, as demonstrators are expected to take to the streets in large numbers.
Brussels recommends EU countries give Bosnia candidacy status to join bloc
The process to join the European Union can take many years.
EU imposes fresh sanctions on Russia over annexation of four Ukrainian regions
It is the eighth package of sanctions the EU has adopted against Russia since the invasion of Ukraine in February.
Tánaiste describes Northern Ireland Protocol as a ‘little too strict'
Leo Varadkar said that a window of opportunity now exists for agreement to be reached between the EU and the UK.
EU lawmakers impose single charger for all smartphones from 2024
The move will push Apple to replace its Lighting port on phones sold in the EU, with expectations that the change will ripple around the world.
Taoiseach welcomes Northern Ireland minister's apology for past ‘ferocious’ Brexit stance
Steve Baker said ministers needed to act with ‘humility’ to restore relationships with Ireland and the EU.
Inflation has reached 8.6% since start of 2022, but lower than Eurozone average
The Eurozone average reached to 10% followed a 9.1% rise in August.
EU agrees to windfall levy on energy companies which could generate €2 billion for Ireland
Speaking prior to the agreement, Enegery Minister Eamon RyanIreland can expect up to €2 billion from the deal.
EU seeks trade sanctions on Russia over ‘sham’ Ukraine votes
Simon Coveney said the results don’t ‘truly reflect what people in those parts of Ukraine actually want’.
EU calls for war crimes tribunal over mass graves found in Ukraine
Ukrainian authorities have found around 450 graves outside the formerly Russian-occupied city of Izyum, with most of the exhumed bodies showing signs of torture.
Young Scientist winners take top prize at EU contest
Aditya Kumar and Aditya Joshi took first prize at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists.
Louvre and Versailles to turn off lights earlier in symbolic energy savings push
The Louvre Pyramid will go dark at 11pm instead of 1am to remind the public of the energy crisis sparked by the war in Ukraine.
EU lawmakers say Hungary no longer a 'full democracy'
Hungary was described as “a hybrid regime of electoral autocracy” in “serious breach” of EU democratic norms.
UK risks angering EU further with response to post-Brexit legal threats over NI Protocol
The UK Government is understood to have told Brussels it will continue with the grace periods relating to the Northern Ireland Protocol.
EU plans 'comprehensive reform' of electricity market as MEPs back higher renewables target
European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said ‘Russia keeps on actively manipulating our energy market’.
Google loses appeal against record EU antitrust fine
Google is set to be hit with a fine of €4.125 billion
EU Brexit chief considers reducing Northern Ireland border checks
Sefcovic said physical checks would only be made on suspicion of smuggling.
Gas companies may have to pay 'solidarity contribution' from excess profits, says minister
The main drive will be to find ways to compensate people struggling to pay their bills.
'Not part of the mainstream': Varadkar says SF Govt would diminish Ireland's influence in Europe
The FG leader hit out against Sinn Féin stating the party would ‘wreck’ the economy.
Colder offices and fewer Christmas lights ... what Europe is doing to cut down on energy use
The EU plans to cut gas consumption by 15% between 1 August 2022 and 31 March 2023.
EU lays out new hurdles for Russian visa applicants
The proposed new regime is expected to win quick approval from member state capitals in the days ahead.
EU ready if Russia turns off gas supplies, Commissioner says
“We are not afraid of Putin’s decisions,” Paolo Gentiloni said.
EU ministers agree to suspend Russian visa facilitation deal
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said member states agreed that relations with Moscow “cannot be business as usual”.
Coveney backs more EU training of Ukrainian troops at foreign ministers meeting in Prague
The ministers are expected to discuss the proposal to restrict Russian visas to the bloc at the two-day meeting.
EU to examine complaints of UK dumping sewage into sea
Waters around France, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark could be impacted.
Ireland joins eight EU countries calling Israel raid on Palestinian NGOs 'unacceptable'
Seven organisations were raided on Thursday morning and had their doors welded closed and property confiscated.
Six EU countries send firefighters to help battle French wildfires
361 foreign firefighters were dispatched to assist their 1,100 French colleagues deployed in the worst-hit part of the French southwest.
Defence Forces units train with NATO and EU partners but retention concerns continue
The Department of Defence and Defence Forces annual report was launched this week.
Ireland will be exempt from EU's 15% reduction in gas
The measure will aim to decrease European reliance on Russian gas.