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# eu - Monday 7 September, 2020

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'
# Brexit
# Brexit

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'

Updated Sep 7th 2020, 10:30 PM 95,095 Views 122 Comments

Political leaders have described the reported plans as a “treacherous betrayal” by “charlatans”.

# eu - Sunday 6 September, 2020

UK chief negotiator says government 'not scared' of no-deal exit from EU
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK chief negotiator says government 'not scared' of no-deal exit from EU

Sep 6th 2020, 7:24 AM 19,838 Views 36 Comments

David Frost was speaking in an interview with the Mail on Sunday.

# eu - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Michel Barnier says he will miss Phil Hogan, who he met with weekly as Trade Commissioner
# Brexit
# Brexit

Michel Barnier says he will miss Phil Hogan, who he met with weekly as Trade Commissioner

Sep 2nd 2020, 6:25 PM 23,465 Views 57 Comments

The EU’s Chief negotiator said that the UK side “continues to disappoint” on three main issues in Brexit trade talks.

# eu - Thursday 27 August, 2020

From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable
# Unrelenting Pressure
# Unrelenting Pressure

From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable

Aug 27th 2020, 9:33 AM 24,085 Views 58 Comments

The unending revelations from GolfGate took a toll on the trade commissioner.

# eu - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

EU rejects Belarus' disputed presidential election result as Lukashenko orders clampdown
# Belarus
# Belarus

EU rejects Belarus' disputed presidential election result as Lukashenko orders clampdown

Aug 19th 2020, 9:56 PM 24,961 Views 18 Comments

Protesters have flooded the streets of Belarusian cities since the 9 August election.

# eu - Friday 14 August, 2020

The government wants Irish grass-fed beef and Achill Island Sea Salt to get protected EU status
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

The government wants Irish grass-fed beef and Achill Island Sea Salt to get protected EU status

Aug 14th 2020, 7:17 PM 18,691 Views 13 Comments

Eight Irish products have already received the protected status as a Geographical Indications.

# eu - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

European Union threatens tough sanctions over vote-rigging and violent clashes in Belarus
# Belarus
# Belarus

European Union threatens tough sanctions over vote-rigging and violent clashes in Belarus

Aug 12th 2020, 8:34 AM 13,685 Views 15 Comments

Protests have erupted into violence in Belarus in retaliation against election results.

# eu - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'
# Alexander Lukashenko
# Alexander Lukashenko

Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'

Aug 11th 2020, 3:59 PM 16,367 Views 43 Comments

Alexander Lukashenko just won another presidential election, although the opposition has said it was rigged.

# eu - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Opponents boycott ceremony as Poland's president sworn in for second term
# Andrzej Duda
# Andrzej Duda

Opponents boycott ceremony as Poland's president sworn in for second term

Aug 6th 2020, 6:10 PM 19,382 Views 55 Comments

Opponents have accused Andrzej Duda of undermining the constitution and of running a homophobic campaign.

# eu - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

European Council finally agrees €750 billion virus recovery fund - including €390 billion in grants
# EU
# EU

European Council finally agrees €750 billion virus recovery fund - including €390 billion in grants

Updated Jul 21st 2020, 8:44 AM 36,763 Views 57 Comments

“It is true that we will pay in more than we receive, but that does reflect our strong economic growth,” Europe Minister Thomas Byrne said.

# eu - Monday 20 July, 2020

'Frugals' holding out as EU leaders fail to agree on €750 billion rescue package after late-night talks
# Brussels
# Brussels

'Frugals' holding out as EU leaders fail to agree on €750 billion rescue package after late-night talks

Jul 20th 2020, 7:20 AM 14,954 Views 18 Comments

The leaders are gathering briefly this morning after spending the night negotiating in smaller groups.

# eu - Sunday 19 July, 2020

'People are dying': EU leaders remain 'fundamentally divided' over €750 billion rescue deal
# Brussels
# Brussels

'People are dying': EU leaders remain 'fundamentally divided' over €750 billion rescue deal

Updated Jul 19th 2020, 7:15 PM 43,752 Views 72 Comments

Frugal states are resisting pleas to agree to a plan to help the countries hardest hit by the pandemic.

# eu - Saturday 18 July, 2020

'A moment of truth': EU Summit to resume amid deadlock over €750 billion Covid rescue plan
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

'A moment of truth': EU Summit to resume amid deadlock over €750 billion Covid rescue plan

Jul 18th 2020, 7:51 AM 15,025 Views 23 Comments

The 27 leaders are scheduled to reconvene at 11am local time.

# eu - Friday 17 July, 2020

Taoiseach Micheál Martin says EU needs to show it has 'wherewithal' to deal with Covid-19 crisis
# European Council Summit
# European Council Summit

Taoiseach Micheál Martin says EU needs to show it has 'wherewithal' to deal with Covid-19 crisis

Jul 17th 2020, 9:20 AM 11,964 Views 34 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader is in Brussels for a meeting of the European Council today.

# eu - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Apple and Ireland win appeal against European Commission's €13 billion tax ruling
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Apple and Ireland win appeal against European Commission's €13 billion tax ruling

Updated Jul 15th 2020, 3:25 PM 90,470 Views 204 Comments

The European Commission previously ordered the US company to hand back €13 billion in unpaid tax.

# eu - Sunday 12 July, 2020

'The UK’s new start': £705m to be spent on British-EU borders - Northern Ireland plans yet to be published
# Brexit
# Brexit

'The UK’s new start': £705m to be spent on British-EU borders - Northern Ireland plans yet to be published

Updated Jul 12th 2020, 1:54 PM 20,773 Views 16 Comments

£235 million will be spent on staffing and IT systems, while £470 million will be spent on port and inland infrastructure.

# eu - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Michel Barnier travels to London for face-to-face Brexit talks
# London Calling
# London Calling

Michel Barnier travels to London for face-to-face Brexit talks

Jul 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,946 Views 22 Comments

Significant differences remain between the EU and the UK.

# eu - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Catalonia imposes regional lockdown on 200,000 people following surge in Covid-19 cases
# Segria
# Segria

Catalonia imposes regional lockdown on 200,000 people following surge in Covid-19 cases

Jul 4th 2020, 6:36 PM 45,247 Views 34 Comments

There was a significant rise in cases in the Segria area.

# eu - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Over 30% of all plastic exported from Europe may not be recycled, according to Irish study
# Plastic Pollution
# Plastic Pollution

Over 30% of all plastic exported from Europe may not be recycled, according to Irish study

Jul 1st 2020, 9:31 AM 10,216 Views 38 Comments

The work was carried out by researchers from NUIG and University of Limerick.

So long and thanks for all the fish: Irish fishermen say UK Brexit position could spell 'unmitigated disaster'
# Brexit Talks
# Brexit Talks

So long and thanks for all the fish: Irish fishermen say UK Brexit position could spell 'unmitigated disaster'

Jul 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 99,287 Views 26 Comments

Today had been the date set for both sides to reach an agreement on fisheries. But of course, more time is needed.

# eu - Monday 29 June, 2020

Phil Hogan pulls out from race to take top World Trade Organisation job
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Phil Hogan pulls out from race to take top World Trade Organisation job

Jun 29th 2020, 10:26 AM 21,136 Views 32 Comments

Phil Hogan, Ireland’s EU Trade Commissioner, announced the decision this morning.

EU and Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future
# The Countdown Is On
# The Countdown Is On

EU and Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future

Jun 29th 2020, 7:11 AM 8,535 Views 7 Comments

The new round of talks in Brussels will be the first to be held face-to-face since the coronavirus shutdown.

# eu - Monday 22 June, 2020

Opinion: We should have tackled climate change 20 years ago but the second best time is now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: We should have tackled climate change 20 years ago but the second best time is now

Jun 22nd 2020, 4:00 PM 11,616 Views 50 Comments

Environmentalist John Gibbons says the programme for government, for all its imperfections, is the best step forward in at least a decade.

# eu - Friday 12 June, 2020

Ireland's 'air bridges': Real risks virus could be re-imported from Britain, warns Taoiseach
# Holidays
# Holidays

Ireland's 'air bridges': Real risks virus could be re-imported from Britain, warns Taoiseach

Jun 12th 2020, 5:34 PM 36,804 Views 58 Comments

15 June is too soon to open Ireland’s border, says Leo Varadkar.

# eu - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Phil Hogan confirms he's looking to run for the top job in the WTO
# Big Phil Goes Global
# Big Phil Goes Global

Phil Hogan confirms he's looking to run for the top job in the WTO

Jun 9th 2020, 3:38 PM 28,235 Views 61 Comments

A departure by Hogan from the European Commission to the WTO would mean Ireland would have to nominate another commissioner.

# eu - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

NI parties deadlocked over whether to extend Brexit transition period
# Stormont
# Stormont

NI parties deadlocked over whether to extend Brexit transition period

Jun 2nd 2020, 7:41 AM 9,308 Views 20 Comments

The idea was backed by Sinn Féin and the Alliance Party, but opposed by the DUP and UUP.

# eu - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

EU chief von der Leyen to propose €1 trillion coronavirus recovery fund
# EU
# EU

EU chief von der Leyen to propose €1 trillion coronavirus recovery fund

May 27th 2020, 7:43 AM 11,872 Views 40 Comments

It comes after Germany and France proposed a €500 billion fund instead of coronabonds – but it’s still not clear if the funds will be loans or grants.

# eu - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

'It delivers on our promise to the British people': UK bill to end free movement of people passes first hurdle
# Immigration
# Immigration

'It delivers on our promise to the British people': UK bill to end free movement of people passes first hurdle

May 19th 2020, 9:36 AM 54,465 Views 92 Comments

Priti Patel said that the points system was “firmer, fairer and simpler system” that will “play a vital role” in the country’s recovery from coronavirus.

'A financial diuretic': Leo Varadkar and ECB voice support for €500bn Franco-German recovery plan
# European Union
# European Union

'A financial diuretic': Leo Varadkar and ECB voice support for €500bn Franco-German recovery plan

May 19th 2020, 8:23 AM 15,746 Views 36 Comments

President Emmanuel Macron said that the funds “were not loans.”

# eu - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Taoiseach discusses lockdown exit and foreign travel restrictions with EC President
# Lifting The Lockdown
# Lifting The Lockdown

Taoiseach discusses lockdown exit and foreign travel restrictions with EC President

May 17th 2020, 8:34 PM 45,897 Views 49 Comments

He briefed her on the gradual steps Ireland is taking to reopen its economy.

# eu - Friday 15 May, 2020

Row over 'level playing field' is the major stumbling block to EU-UK trade talks
# Brexit Fallout
# Brexit Fallout

Row over 'level playing field' is the major stumbling block to EU-UK trade talks

May 15th 2020, 1:43 PM 10,785 Views 25 Comments

Fisheries is the other major stumbling block to agreeing an EU-UK trade deal.

# eu - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Brussels launches legal action against UK over free movement 'failure'
# Free Movement
# Free Movement

Brussels launches legal action against UK over free movement 'failure'

May 14th 2020, 2:13 PM 16,422 Views 23 Comments

According to the infringement decision, the UK has failed to “comply with EU law on the free movement of EU citizens”.

'We had bottles thrown at us, a woman spit on us': Six in 10 LGBT people avoid holding hands in public
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

'We had bottles thrown at us, a woman spit on us': Six in 10 LGBT people avoid holding hands in public

May 14th 2020, 6:00 AM 26,902 Views 31 Comments

Three in 10 people avoid certain locations for fear of being assaulted, according to a new survey.

# eu - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

EU co-ordination poor and member states 'did their own thing' at start of pandemic, says Taoiseach
# EU HELP
# EU HELP

EU co-ordination poor and member states 'did their own thing' at start of pandemic, says Taoiseach

May 6th 2020, 5:03 PM 11,726 Views 20 Comments

Micheál Martin said if ever there was a time to reflect on the importance of co-operation between states, this is it.

# eu - Sunday 12 April, 2020

'It doesn't seem fair': Some Irish Erasmus students still have to pay rent abroad despite not living there
# EU
# EU

'It doesn't seem fair': Some Irish Erasmus students still have to pay rent abroad despite not living there

Apr 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 26,904 Views 66 Comments

Law student Liam Kennedy said that students are being “forced to pay for accommodation we no longer can afford or need”.

# eu - Friday 10 April, 2020

Donohoe has 'little reason to doubt' Covid-19 will cause worst economic crisis since Great Depression
# Rescue Deal
# Rescue Deal

Donohoe has 'little reason to doubt' Covid-19 will cause worst economic crisis since Great Depression

Apr 10th 2020, 11:09 AM 40,639 Views 125 Comments

The Finance Minister said Ireland will likely have to access some of the financial supports made available by the EU.

# eu - Thursday 9 April, 2020

'Very important step forward': EU finance ministers agree to €500 billion coronavirus rescue deal
# Rescue Fund
# Rescue Fund

'Very important step forward': EU finance ministers agree to €500 billion coronavirus rescue deal

Apr 9th 2020, 10:33 PM 40,384 Views 111 Comments

Demands from Italy and France for pooled borrowing were put aside in order to strike a deal.

Italian PM: EU could fail over coronavirus pandemic
# Giuseppe Conte
# Giuseppe Conte

Italian PM: EU could fail over coronavirus pandemic

Apr 9th 2020, 9:33 AM 53,761 Views 119 Comments

The EU is at risk of failure because of the Covid-19 crisis, Giuseppe Conte has said.

# eu - Friday 27 March, 2020

EU leaders fail to agree a Covid-19 stimulus package
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

EU leaders fail to agree a Covid-19 stimulus package

Mar 27th 2020, 7:50 AM 31,005 Views 80 Comments

“We cannot make the same mistakes of the 2008 financial crisis,” Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez warned.

# eu - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Michel Barnier confirms he has tested positive for Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Michel Barnier confirms he has tested positive for Covid-19

Mar 19th 2020, 11:51 AM 24,208 Views 13 Comments

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said he is “in good spirits”.