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# 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 9,947 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 45,249 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 10,257 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 99,414 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 21,139 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 11,622 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 11,873 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 54,468 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 45,900 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 10,786 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 26,932 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 26,945 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 40,642 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 53,762 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 31,006 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”.

# eu - Friday 13 March, 2020

EU pledges €37 billion for coronavirus crisis and green lights big spending by member states
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

EU pledges €37 billion for coronavirus crisis and green lights big spending by member states

Mar 13th 2020, 1:42 PM 11,185 Views 28 Comments

The European Commission has limited firepower to fight an economic downturn.

# eu - Monday 9 March, 2020

Explainer: What’s going on between Turkey and Greece and the EU?
# Border Problems
# Border Problems

Explainer: What’s going on between Turkey and Greece and the EU?

Mar 9th 2020, 3:59 PM 16,397 Views 12 Comments

Talks on the migrant crisis are being held today – here’s the background to the situation.

# eu - Friday 6 March, 2020

Phil Hogan insists no-deal Brexit threat won't 'cut the ice' in trade talks
# Mr Ice
# Mr Ice

Phil Hogan insists no-deal Brexit threat won't 'cut the ice' in trade talks

Mar 6th 2020, 1:42 PM 18,186 Views 34 Comments

Hogan said that he’s trying to allow apples and pears from the EU to be exported to the US as part of a possible new EU trade deal.

# eu - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

First EU official in Brussels tests positive for Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

First EU official in Brussels tests positive for Covid-19

Mar 4th 2020, 11:23 AM 25,992 Views 16 Comments

The male official had recently returned from Italy.

# eu - Monday 2 March, 2020

Covid-19: EU raises risk level to 'moderate to high'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: EU raises risk level to 'moderate to high'

Mar 2nd 2020, 12:04 PM 50,031 Views 111 Comments

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control updated the risk level facing the EU.

# eu - Sunday 1 March, 2020

At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria
# Idlib
# Idlib

At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria

Mar 1st 2020, 12:00 PM 12,778 Views 30 Comments

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened his country’s borders with Europe.

# eu - Friday 28 February, 2020

UK to withdraw from European arrest warrant scheme
# Post Brexit
# Post Brexit

UK to withdraw from European arrest warrant scheme

Feb 28th 2020, 9:27 AM 29,759 Views 59 Comments

The British Government said it wanted to reach its own, separate fast-track extradition arrangement with Brussels.

# eu - Thursday 27 February, 2020

UK could walk away from EU trade talks if progress not made by June
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK could walk away from EU trade talks if progress not made by June

Updated Feb 27th 2020, 12:11 PM 23,104 Views 58 Comments

The UK has published its negotiating guidelines ahead of talks with Brussels on Monday.

# eu - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

EU to demand 'level playing field' and access to UK waters in Brexit trade talks
# CULTURAL OBJECTS
# CULTURAL OBJECTS

EU to demand 'level playing field' and access to UK waters in Brexit trade talks

Updated Feb 25th 2020, 1:51 PM 18,162 Views 33 Comments

The terms also include a controversial clause stating that Britain should “return unlawfully removed cultural objects to their countries of origin”.

# eu - Friday 21 February, 2020

Your crash course in... the EU's grand plans for 'technological sovereignty'
# Deeptech
# Deeptech

Your crash course in... the EU's grand plans for 'technological sovereignty'

Feb 21st 2020, 2:41 PM 336 Views 0 Comments

The European Commission unveiled a slate of proposals this week on data rules and AI.

# eu - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

'A great day for rural Ireland': Turf-cutting trial collapses in Galway
# Protected Bogs
# Protected Bogs

'A great day for rural Ireland': Turf-cutting trial collapses in Galway

Feb 19th 2020, 7:50 AM 39,978 Views 83 Comments

The State conceded it could offer no evidence as a crucial prosecution witness was in Australia.

# eu - Monday 17 February, 2020

EU threatens big tech companies with 'stricter' regulation following meeting with Zuckerberg
# Social Media
# Social Media

EU threatens big tech companies with 'stricter' regulation following meeting with Zuckerberg

Feb 17th 2020, 5:46 PM 17,415 Views 21 Comments

Zuckerberg has recently asked governments to strengthen how online media is regulated.

# eu - Thursday 13 February, 2020

People in Dublin have the fifth highest commuting times in Europe
# Bumper To Bumper
# Bumper To Bumper

People in Dublin have the fifth highest commuting times in Europe

Feb 13th 2020, 8:54 AM 30,525 Views 86 Comments

Budapest, Paris, Amsterdam and London have the longest average commuting times, according to new research.

# eu - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Facebook postpones Valentine's Day launch for dating app due to data regulator's concerns
# Data Protection Commission
# Data Protection Commission

Facebook postpones Valentine's Day launch for dating app due to data regulator's concerns

Feb 12th 2020, 5:37 PM 13,529 Views 15 Comments

The app was due to launch tomorrow, the day before Valentine’s Day.

# eu - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC

Feb 11th 2020, 7:30 AM 52,674 Views 217 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader also said the British government needs to start preparing itself for this constitutional change.

# eu - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Your crash course in... what to expect from Britain and the EU's trade talk tango
# Brexit
# Brexit

Your crash course in... what to expect from Britain and the EU's trade talk tango

Feb 8th 2020, 10:30 AM 11,062 Views 23 Comments

The clock is ticking as the newly-divorced sides kick off tricky negotiations, with major implications for Ireland.