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# european-commission - Monday 5 October, 2020

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

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

# european-commission - Thursday 1 October, 2020

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

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

# european-commission - Friday 25 September, 2020

European Commission to appeal €14.3 billion Apple and Ireland tax ruling

The legal row stems from an EU investigation into Apple’s Irish tax structures.

# european-commission - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?

Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.

Mairead McGuinness chosen as new European Commissioner for Financial Services as Ireland loses Trade portfolio

Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.

# european-commission - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness interested in taking over role as EU Trade Commissioner

Phil Hogan resigned from the role following his attendance at a controversial golf dinner in Galway.

# european-commission - Friday 28 August, 2020

# european-commission - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Von der Leyen says government must propose a woman and a man as candidates to replace Phil Hogan

Phil Hogan resigned as Trade Commissioner last night.

# european-commission - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Taoiseach will not 'seek to influence' EU Commission President's decision on Phil Hogan Covid-19 This post contains videos

Taoiseach will not 'seek to influence' EU Commission President's decision on Phil Hogan

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said that the government has lost confidence in the Trade Commissioner.

# european-commission - Friday 21 August, 2020

Phil Hogan 'regrets and apologises' for attendance at golfing event after public outcry

Taoiseach Micheál Martin had called on Hogan to offer a ‘meaningful response’.

# european-commission - Friday 14 August, 2020

A record number of jobs were lost across the European Union in the second quarter of the year

Europe is in recession after two quarters of economic contraction.

# european-commission - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit

There is concern that acquiring Fitbit’s user data will strengthen Google’s position in targeted advertising.

# european-commission - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today

The tech giants are being investigated for alleged anti-competitive practices.

# european-commission - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Explainer: Will Ireland be a 'net contributor' to the EU's €750 billion recovery fund?

Member states will have to produce national recovery plans to access the funds.

# european-commission - Monday 20 July, 2020

Ireland has secured €8.8 million in funding from Europe to go towards Dart expansion project in Kildare

The government’s development plan aims to increase capacity on Dart services to cope with the expected rise in demand in future.

# european-commission - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Ireland ordered to pay €2 million over failing to implement EU money-laundering directive in time

The directive was on the prevention of the use of financial systems for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing.

# european-commission - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

An EU court has ruled in favour of Apple and Ireland in the €13 billion tax row. So what happens now?

Officials are already exploring the possibility of using a Treaty article to crack down on low-tax countries.

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

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

'A bad day for the taxpayer': Opposition TDs accuse government of 'throwing away' Apple's €13 billion

Apple and Ireland won their appeal against the European Commission’s €13 billion tax ruling.

# european-commission - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there

Whoever loses is likely to appeal that decision to a higher EU court.

# european-commission - Thursday 9 July, 2020

EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte leads a bloc of countries opposed to the deal.

# european-commission - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

The European Commission has slashed Irish and eurozone growth forecasts

But the Commission expects the Irish economy to grow by 6.25% next year.

# european-commission - Thursday 21 May, 2020

European Commission issues recommendations to help get Ireland's economy back on track

The Commission published its recommendations in a report yesterday.

# european-commission - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Explainer: Why is Germany suddenly backing the EU recovery fund?

Experts say the scale of the crisis and a German constitutional court ruling might have something to do with it.

# european-commission - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

EU says airlines must refund customers for cancelled flights, and vouchers won't do

Under EU rules, travellers have the right to choose between vouchers or cash reimbursement.

# european-commission - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

EU Commission boss unveils road map to exit coronavirus restrictions

The guidelines come as the number of coronavirus cases in the EU reach 1 million.

# european-commission - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Irish farmers ask European Commission to suspend imports of beef from outside Europe

Some 318,000 tonnes of beef was imported from outside of Europe last year.

# european-commission - Friday 27 December, 2019

Von der Leyen 'seriously concerned' over concluding post-Brexit trade deal within 2020 deadline

“I am very worried given the little time we have,” Ursula von der Leyen said.

# european-commission - Thursday 26 December, 2019

You will always be welcomed back, EU chief tells UK in Brexit 'love letter'

The UK has inflicted unnecessary damage on itself with Brexit, the European Commission’s vice-president has said.

# european-commission - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Von der Leyen's Green Deal promises a carbon-neutral EU by 2050

At least 25% of the EU’s long-term budget should be dedicated to climate action, the EU Commission has said.

# european-commission - Sunday 1 December, 2019

New European Commission begins fresh term under leadership of von der Leyen

The team took the reins as the 28-member union is faced with a mountain of difficulties, including Brexit.

# european-commission - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

The new European Commission has been voted in ... here are the key players

The incoming European Commission will take office on 1 December.

# european-commission - Friday 15 November, 2019

EU approves state aid for €3bn National Broadband Plan

The decision means the contract for the €3 billion plan can be signed.

# european-commission - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

€14 billion Apple tax fund could lose €70 million this year

The fund is to be held in escrow until the outcome of legal challenges to the European Commission’s landmark ruling in 2016.

# european-commission - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

EU tax demand 'defies reality and common sense', claims Apple

It is fighting the European Commission’s landmark order that the company reimburse Ireland €13 billion in back taxes.

# european-commission - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

EU accused of 'divisive rhetoric' after appointing Vice President for 'Protecting Our Way of Life'

This title is a rebranding of the Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship portfolio.

# european-commission - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

EU launches probe into Amazon's use of third-party sellers data

Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the investigation would be completed as a matter of priority.

# european-commission - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Ursula von der Leyen narrowly elected as new President of the European Commission

The German defence minister will take up her post in November.

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