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# eu - Thursday 29 October, 2020

'We're overwhelmed by a second wave': Here's what Europe's worst-hit countries are doing to try curb Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'We're overwhelmed by a second wave': Here's what Europe's worst-hit countries are doing to try curb Covid-19

Oct 29th 2020, 11:33 AM 62,958 Views 103 Comments

The WHO has said that Europe is again an “epicentre” for the disease.

# eu - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Coronavirus across Europe: ICU shortage in France as Belgium urges Covid-positive doctors to keep working
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Coronavirus across Europe: ICU shortage in France as Belgium urges Covid-positive doctors to keep working

Oct 27th 2020, 5:25 PM 53,167 Views 15 Comments

There is concern across the continent.

# eu - Friday 23 October, 2020

MEPs say veggie burgers can still be 'burgers'
# Food For Thought
# Food For Thought

MEPs say veggie burgers can still be 'burgers'

Oct 23rd 2020, 3:37 PM 22,990 Views 68 Comments

The move is seen as a victory for environmentalists.

# eu - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming
# Endgame
# Endgame

Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming

Oct 22nd 2020, 8:12 AM 10,046 Views 13 Comments

The key issues of contention remain fishing rights, the governance of any deal and the “level playing field” aimed at preventing unfair competition.

Spain becomes first EU country to record over 1 million Covid-19 cases
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Spain becomes first EU country to record over 1 million Covid-19 cases

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:34 AM 16,476 Views 6 Comments

Spain is only the sixth country to pass this grim milestone.

# eu - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Neale Richmond: When Boris refers to an 'Australia-style' deal with the EU, he's talking through his hat
# Opinion
# Opinion

Neale Richmond: When Boris refers to an 'Australia-style' deal with the EU, he's talking through his hat

Oct 21st 2020, 8:45 AM 40,637 Views 64 Comments

The trade arrangements in place between Australia and the EU are nothing like a free-trade deal, writes Neale Richmond.

# eu - Monday 19 October, 2020

British government says EU leaders must 'change their position' for talks to continue
# Looming Deadline
# Looming Deadline

British government says EU leaders must 'change their position' for talks to continue

Updated Oct 19th 2020, 3:10 PM 34,901 Views 52 Comments

The British government has launched a ‘time is running out’ campaign urging businesses to get ready for the end of the transition period on 31 December.

# eu - Friday 16 October, 2020

Brexit: UK negotiator tells EU there is 'no basis' for further trade talks following EU summit
# Brexit Trade Deal
# Brexit Trade Deal

Brexit: UK negotiator tells EU there is 'no basis' for further trade talks following EU summit

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 5:30 PM 71,110 Views 99 Comments

The Taoiseach has emphasised the importance of securing an agreement on fisheries if there was to be an overall trade deal.

# eu - Thursday 15 October, 2020

EU leaders demand Britain budge on post-Brexit deal as UK 'disappointed' at summit conclusion
# Brussels
# Brussels

EU leaders demand Britain budge on post-Brexit deal as UK 'disappointed' at summit conclusion

Updated Oct 15th 2020, 7:54 PM 26,721 Views 45 Comments

EU leaders met today in Brussels for a two-day summit.

EU imposes sanctions on Russian officials over poisoning of opposition leader
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

EU imposes sanctions on Russian officials over poisoning of opposition leader

Oct 15th 2020, 1:50 PM 10,157 Views 11 Comments

The decision was agreed upon among the 27 EU envoys to Brussels.

EU Summit: Today is Boris's deadline day for a trade deal - but talks are still stuck
# Stalemate
# Stalemate

EU Summit: Today is Boris's deadline day for a trade deal - but talks are still stuck

Oct 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,307 Views 17 Comments

A draft deal hasn’t been created yet, with wide gaps remaining between the two sides on State aid and fisheries.

# eu - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

EU countries agree 'traffic light' system of international Covid-19 travel restrictions
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

EU countries agree 'traffic light' system of international Covid-19 travel restrictions

Oct 13th 2020, 7:22 PM 30,612 Views 23 Comments

The new guidelines were agreed at a meeting in Luxembourg today.

# eu - Monday 12 October, 2020

Belarus threatens to fire on anti-Lukashenko protesters as demonstrations rumble on
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus threatens to fire on anti-Lukashenko protesters as demonstrations rumble on

Oct 12th 2020, 9:58 PM 13,481 Views 12 Comments

EU foreign ministers agreed to impose sanctions personally targeting the strongman leader.

# eu - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Boris Johnson phones Angela Merkel as Brexit deal deadline looms
# Close Call
# Close Call

Boris Johnson phones Angela Merkel as Brexit deal deadline looms

Oct 11th 2020, 7:54 PM 35,526 Views 34 Comments

Johnson spoke to the French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday.

# eu - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Boris Johnson holds last-minute Brexit talks with Macron
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

Boris Johnson holds last-minute Brexit talks with Macron

Oct 10th 2020, 4:30 PM 36,440 Views 51 Comments

Johnson spoke with the French leader by phone today.

# eu - Friday 9 October, 2020

EU and UK to resume talks next week as time starts to run out for a trade deal
# Time Running Out
# Time Running Out

EU and UK to resume talks next week as time starts to run out for a trade deal

Oct 9th 2020, 1:59 PM 9,578 Views 9 Comments

No 10 says there have been ‘useful discussions’ but that differences remain on some ‘important issues’.

# eu - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Green List: Ryanair and Aer Lingus push for Ireland to join EU traffic light system but minister says it will 'take time'
# Foreign Travel
# Foreign Travel

Green List: Ryanair and Aer Lingus push for Ireland to join EU traffic light system but minister says it will 'take time'

Oct 7th 2020, 1:09 PM 59,532 Views 27 Comments

Eamon Ryan tol the Oireachtas Transport Committee that the Green LIst was ‘not working’.

Last month was hottest September on record globally, EU says
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Last month was hottest September on record globally, EU says

Oct 7th 2020, 8:02 AM 13,208 Views 27 Comments

This year has now seen three months of record warmth – January, May and September.

# eu - Monday 5 October, 2020

Ursula von der Leyen in isolation after contact with Covid-19-infected person
# European Commission
# European Commission

Ursula von der Leyen in isolation after contact with Covid-19-infected person

Oct 5th 2020, 8:52 AM 20,525 Views 14 Comments

The European Commission President said she tested negative for the virus last week and will undergo another test today.

# eu - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Boris Johnson says EU-UK trade deal 'there to be done'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson says EU-UK trade deal 'there to be done'

Oct 4th 2020, 3:32 PM 21,581 Views 16 Comments

Intense talks are now set to take place in coming days in a bid to reach a deal.

Government plan on international travel to be published by 13 October, says transport minister
# EU
# EU

Government plan on international travel to be published by 13 October, says transport minister

Oct 4th 2020, 2:28 PM 32,990 Views 21 Comments

Eamon Ryan said that the government was also looking at the issue of airport testing.

# eu - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Neale Richmond: Government can only do so much, businesses must now prepare for Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Neale Richmond: Government can only do so much, businesses must now prepare for Brexit

Oct 3rd 2020, 7:30 AM 12,341 Views 10 Comments

Neale Richmond says businesses must be on guard and ready for what Brexit brings, regardless of what comes of the fractured political process.

# eu - Friday 2 October, 2020

Mairéad McGuinness tells EU hearing she wants a 'fair and sustainable' tax system
# EU
# EU

Mairéad McGuinness tells EU hearing she wants a 'fair and sustainable' tax system

Updated Oct 2nd 2020, 10:35 AM 34,595 Views 47 Comments

McGuinness was also asked about being Irish, trust, and Michael D’Arcy as part of the three-hour hearing before MEPs.

# eu - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Brexit: European Commission begins legal action against UK over Internal Market Bill
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit: European Commission begins legal action against UK over Internal Market Bill

Oct 1st 2020, 10:06 AM 41,176 Views 67 Comments

The Bill threatens to overwrites parts of the Withdrawal Agreement, which the UK government admitted was a breach of international law.

Taoiseach to 'share assessment of Brexit' with European leaders today
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

Taoiseach to 'share assessment of Brexit' with European leaders today

Oct 1st 2020, 7:39 AM 10,118 Views 16 Comments

Micheál Martin has said the government is preparing its latest Budget on the basis of a no-deal Brexit.

# eu - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

UK MPs back controversial Brexit legislation despite ‘law-breaking’ concerns
# Internal Market Bill
# Internal Market Bill

UK MPs back controversial Brexit legislation despite ‘law-breaking’ concerns

Sep 29th 2020, 9:34 PM 21,789 Views 26 Comments

The United Kingdom Internal Market Bill will undergo further scrutiny in the House of Lords after clearing the Commons.

# eu - Monday 28 September, 2020

Micheál Martin 'not optimistic' about Brexit trade deal
# No Deal
# No Deal

Micheál Martin 'not optimistic' about Brexit trade deal

Sep 28th 2020, 7:29 AM 24,264 Views 28 Comments

It’s set to be a big week in Brussels, as the UK and the EU resume talks.

# eu - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Swiss voters appear to reject proposal to limit number of EU citizens living and working in country
# Switzerland
# Switzerland

Swiss voters appear to reject proposal to limit number of EU citizens living and working in country

Sep 27th 2020, 3:30 PM 23,998 Views 28 Comments

Projections based on partial counts indicated that most voters had rejected the measure.

# eu - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Opinion: Brexit may be bleak but Ireland has many allies throughout Europe and beyond
# Brexit
# Brexit

Opinion: Brexit may be bleak but Ireland has many allies throughout Europe and beyond

Sep 24th 2020, 7:43 AM 27,442 Views 45 Comments

Noelle O Connell says it’s easy for us to keep the focus on what’s happening across the Irish Sea, but if we look beyond, there is a huge body of support for Ireland in the face of Brexit.

# eu - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Brazil rejects concerns that EU-Mercosur trade deal could increase Amazon deforestation
# Mercosur
# Mercosur

Brazil rejects concerns that EU-Mercosur trade deal could increase Amazon deforestation

Sep 23rd 2020, 7:30 AM 14,582 Views 22 Comments

Brazil argued that a French report raising these concerns “showed the true protectionist interests of those who commissioned it”.

# eu - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Cocaine overtakes opiates to become Ireland's second-most commonly used illicit drug
# Report
# Report

Cocaine overtakes opiates to become Ireland's second-most commonly used illicit drug

Sep 22nd 2020, 2:09 PM 25,583 Views 34 Comments

The findings were outlined in the EU’s drugs agency’s annual report today.

Simon Coveney to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels to discuss 'challenging' Brexit developments
# Brexit
# Brexit

Simon Coveney to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels to discuss 'challenging' Brexit developments

Sep 22nd 2020, 8:24 AM 15,682 Views 16 Comments

Coveney has said the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has Ireland’s full support.

# eu - Monday 21 September, 2020

Simon Coveney meets 'extraordinary' Svetlana Tikhanovskaya at EU meeting on Belarus' future
# Belarusian Leader
# Belarusian Leader

Simon Coveney meets 'extraordinary' Svetlana Tikhanovskaya at EU meeting on Belarus' future

Sep 21st 2020, 10:51 AM 32,414 Views 11 Comments

The Belarusian opposition leader is in Brussels as the EU prepares sanctions to support her battle against the Minsk regime.

# eu - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

'The people of Europe are still suffering': EU chief calls for stronger health union amid pandemic
# Covid19
# Covid19

'The people of Europe are still suffering': EU chief calls for stronger health union amid pandemic

Sep 16th 2020, 9:41 AM 16,163 Views 18 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen announced the creation of a new agency for biomedical advanced research.

# eu - Monday 14 September, 2020

Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons
# Internal Markets Bill
# Internal Markets Bill

Boris Johnson's controversial Internal Markets Bill clears first hurdle in House of Commons

Updated Sep 14th 2020, 10:49 PM 54,400 Views 65 Comments

Former British prime ministers have all warned against the Internal Markets Bill proposed by Johnson.

# eu - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Simon Coveney says UK suggestion that EU would 'blockade' food to Northern Ireland is 'spin and not true'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Simon Coveney says UK suggestion that EU would 'blockade' food to Northern Ireland is 'spin and not true'

Sep 13th 2020, 10:05 AM 52,804 Views 91 Comments

“Britain is behaving in an extraordinary way and the British people need to know that,” Coveney said on the BBC.

Where does Ireland's Europe minister think Brexit talks stand now?
# Thomas Byrne
# Thomas Byrne

Where does Ireland's Europe minister think Brexit talks stand now?

Sep 13th 2020, 6:30 AM 23,840 Views 19 Comments

The Meath-East TD, who worked in European law and twice ran as an MEP candidate, talks to TheJournal.ie about an extraordinary Brexit week.

# eu - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Opinion: Is Britain on the path to becoming a rogue state?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Is Britain on the path to becoming a rogue state?

Sep 12th 2020, 7:30 AM 30,744 Views 36 Comments

The UK government this week told the Commons that it would be breaking international law in relation to Brexit in ‘a limited and specific way’. Rights campaigner Emma DeSouza says she’s seen this before.

# eu - Friday 11 September, 2020

'Terrible mess': UK and EU at odds as trade talks hang in the balance
# No Deal
# No Deal

'Terrible mess': UK and EU at odds as trade talks hang in the balance

Sep 11th 2020, 7:41 AM 26,049 Views 28 Comments

The UK has said that it won’t drop measures that would undermine the Withdrawal Agreement.

# eu - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Facebook told it can no longer send user data from EU to US
# Data Protection Commission
# Data Protection Commission

Facebook told it can no longer send user data from EU to US

Sep 10th 2020, 8:47 AM 21,307 Views 32 Comments

The social media giant said the Data Protection Commission told it the key mechanism it uses to transfer data to the US “cannot in practice be used”.