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#European Commission

# european-commission - Yesterday's News

EU to ban products which contribute to deforestation
# Deforestation
# Deforestation

EU to ban products which contribute to deforestation

Tue 7:28 AM 11,639 Views 24 Comments

Importing companies will have to show that their products are deforestation-free.

# european-commission - Last month November 2022

Ursula von der Leyen to address TDs and Senators on visit to Dublin
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Ursula von der Leyen to address TDs and Senators on visit to Dublin

Nov 25th 2022, 3:32 PM 8,765 Views 11 Comments

The European Commission President will meet with Taoiseach Micheál Martin and President Michael D Higgins.

European Commission approves €1.2 billion energy support scheme for businesses
# Energy Supports
# Energy Supports

European Commission approves €1.2 billion energy support scheme for businesses

Nov 25th 2022, 6:15 AM 6,444 Views 8 Comments

Businesses who qualify for the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme will receive 40% of the increase in its energy bills.

# european-commission - This year 2022

Brussels recommends EU countries give Bosnia candidacy status to join bloc
# Join The Club
# Join The Club

Brussels recommends EU countries give Bosnia candidacy status to join bloc

Oct 12th 2022, 6:05 PM 9,807 Views 14 Comments

The process to join the European Union can take many years.

Europe has recorded the hottest summer on record
# Record Temperatures
# Record Temperatures

Europe has recorded the hottest summer on record

Sep 8th 2022, 12:23 PM 8,908 Views 22 Comments

Temperatures were the highest on record for both the month of August and the summer (June-August) as a whole.

EU lays out new hurdles for Russian visa applicants
# Russia
# Russia

EU lays out new hurdles for Russian visa applicants

Sep 6th 2022, 3:07 PM 16,835 Views 23 Comments

The proposed new regime is expected to win quick approval from member state capitals in the days ahead.

EU to examine complaints of UK dumping sewage into sea
# Sea Sick
# Sea Sick

EU to examine complaints of UK dumping sewage into sea

Aug 25th 2022, 3:13 PM 14,006 Views 4 Comments

Waters around France, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark could be impacted.

European Commission takes Hungary to court over LGBTQ law
# Pushback
# Pushback

European Commission takes Hungary to court over LGBTQ law

Jul 15th 2022, 11:54 AM 10,458 Views 12 Comments

Hungary’s so-called ‘anti-paedophilia’ law bans the “promotion” of homosexuality and gender reassignment to under-18s.

EU to slash growth forecast again as high inflation persists
# Europe
# Europe

EU to slash growth forecast again as high inflation persists

Jul 11th 2022, 3:53 PM 8,674 Views 2 Comments

The European Commission is to hike its expectations for inflation.

Why is the EC releasing funds to Hungary and Poland in face of democracy threat?
# Backsliding
# Backsliding

Why is the EC releasing funds to Hungary and Poland in face of democracy threat?

Jun 30th 2022, 6:00 AM 11,057 Views 2 Comments

Both countries have strongly denied allegations of corruption and judiciary interference, despite rulings from the ECJ and proceedings by EC.

European Commission seeks ban on flavoured heated tobacco products
# Cancer Crackdown
# Cancer Crackdown

European Commission seeks ban on flavoured heated tobacco products

Jun 29th 2022, 4:29 PM 8,274 Views 6 Comments

The devices heat tobacco up to 350°C, lower than the 600°C of conventional cigarettes.

Irish MEPs split on potential EU classification of nuclear energy as green
# It's Pronounced Nuclear
# It's Pronounced Nuclear

Irish MEPs split on potential EU classification of nuclear energy as green

Jun 25th 2022, 9:30 AM 14,832 Views 43 Comments

A full vote on the proposed changes is set to take place in Strasbourg next month.

Warnings issued over possible EU energy rationing as concerns raised over backsliding to coal
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Warnings issued over possible EU energy rationing as concerns raised over backsliding to coal

Updated Jun 21st 2022, 5:13 PM 25,259 Views 42 Comments

Ireland’s EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness said that energy rationing could “be a reality”.

Zelenskyy travels to war-torn city of Mykolaiv as fighting rages on in Donbas
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Zelenskyy travels to war-torn city of Mykolaiv as fighting rages on in Donbas

Updated Jun 18th 2022, 1:57 PM 15,240 Views 8 Comments

Even though EU membership could still be years away, Zelenskyy called the decision a “historic achievement”

Ukraine moves closer to EU membership as Boris Johnson makes surprise visit to Kyiv
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine moves closer to EU membership as Boris Johnson makes surprise visit to Kyiv

Updated Jun 17th 2022, 4:07 PM 46,788 Views 44 Comments

The European Commission recommended “candidate status” membership for Ukraine after the EU’s major leaders visited Kyiv.

EU agrees deal to make standard charger for all smartphones despite Apple objections
# Common Charger
# Common Charger

EU agrees deal to make standard charger for all smartphones despite Apple objections

Jun 7th 2022, 3:05 PM 25,818 Views 45 Comments

The requirement will come into effect from late 2024 for most devices but laptops will be given more time.

FactCheck: Did the EU ban crown symbols from appearing on pint glasses in the UK?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the EU ban crown symbols from appearing on pint glasses in the UK?

May 30th 2022, 4:40 PM 29,032 Views 0 Comments

The Mail on Sunday made the claim yesterday.

EU proposes 300 billion-euro roadmap to ditch Russian energy
# Energy Shift
# Energy Shift

EU proposes 300 billion-euro roadmap to ditch Russian energy

May 18th 2022, 4:14 PM 20,988 Views 13 Comments

The investment initiative is meant to help the bloc start weaning itself off Russian fossil fuels this year.

EU cuts eurozone growth forecast as Ukraine invasion inflates energy costs
# PREDICTION
# PREDICTION

EU cuts eurozone growth forecast as Ukraine invasion inflates energy costs

May 16th 2022, 3:30 PM 9,408 Views 12 Comments

Ireland is still expected to be the second fastest growing economy in the eurozone, with GDP set to increase by 5.4%.

EU Commission plans to force web firms to combat child sex abuse images
# Brussels
# Brussels

EU Commission plans to force web firms to combat child sex abuse images

May 11th 2022, 1:15 PM 3,600 Views 4 Comments

The plan calls for a European centre to combat child sexual abuse, based in The Hague and working with police agency Europol.

Ukraine forces accuse Russia of firing during evacuation of Mariupol steel plant
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

Ukraine forces accuse Russia of firing during evacuation of Mariupol steel plant

Updated May 6th 2022, 2:42 PM 19,484 Views 30 Comments

Ukrainian fighters say “assault operations” continued despite a ceasefire.

EU, US and UK pledge to remove ‘selected’ Russian banks from Swift system
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

EU, US and UK pledge to remove ‘selected’ Russian banks from Swift system

Feb 27th 2022, 7:10 AM 38,024 Views 43 Comments

The move came hours after Moscow ordered troops to advance in Ukraine ‘from all directions’.

Publishers aim to 'break Google's stranglehold' over advertising with antitrust complaint
# Ads
# Ads

Publishers aim to 'break Google's stranglehold' over advertising with antitrust complaint

Feb 11th 2022, 10:58 AM 7,487 Views 3 Comments

The European Publishers Council has lodged the complaint with the European Commission.

EU sets out green label proposal for gas and nuclear power
# Energy
# Energy

EU sets out green label proposal for gas and nuclear power

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 12:24 PM 9,836 Views 35 Comments

At least five Irish MEPs said last month that they plan to oppose the contentious proposal.

Checks for goods between Northern Ireland and Britain not fit for purpose, say EU officials
# Post Brexit Checks
# Post Brexit Checks

Checks for goods between Northern Ireland and Britain not fit for purpose, say EU officials

Jan 28th 2022, 10:44 PM 20,851 Views 19 Comments

Simon Coveney held a call with UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, as negotiations between the UK and the EU continue.

EU experts to discuss Genrui antigen tests after people report hundreds of false positives
# Ce Mark
# Ce Mark

EU experts to discuss Genrui antigen tests after people report hundreds of false positives

Jan 11th 2022, 6:00 AM 20,807 Views 17 Comments

Irish retailers have taken the at-home Covid-19 test kits off the shelves.

# european-commission - Last year 2021

Land grab: How agri-subsidies encourage farmers to cut back on nature
# Cash Cow
# Cash Cow

Land grab: How agri-subsidies encourage farmers to cut back on nature

Oct 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 25,694 Views 42 Comments
  • The EU's multi-billion euro farm subsidy model is driving up emissions & hitting nature hard, writes Niall Sargent and Ella McSweeney in new Noteworthy investigation
  • Irish farmers are being financially penalised for maintaining biodiversity hotspots
  • €100 billion of farm subsidies for climate action have had little impact on emissions, EU audit finds
Commission raps Ireland for 'persistently failing' to manage protected nature sites
# Endangered Species
# Endangered Species

Commission raps Ireland for 'persistently failing' to manage protected nature sites

Sep 21st 2021, 7:05 AM 26,453 Views 12 Comments

Just over 60% of our 600-plus legally protected nature areas have conservation objectives.

MEPs vote to make gender-based violence a crime in the EU
# Violence
# Violence

MEPs vote to make gender-based violence a crime in the EU

Sep 16th 2021, 2:34 PM 8,527 Views 27 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen said legislation would be drawn up by the end of this year.

Brexit: Von der Leyen tells Johnson ‘we will not renegotiate’ over Northern Ireland
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Brexit: Von der Leyen tells Johnson ‘we will not renegotiate’ over Northern Ireland

Jul 22nd 2021, 1:46 PM 21,931 Views 31 Comments

The European Commission President said the EU and UK must jointly work to ensure stability in the North.

Ireland has the second highest obesity rate in the EU
# Obesity
# Obesity

Ireland has the second highest obesity rate in the EU

Jul 22nd 2021, 12:37 PM 36,822 Views 108 Comments

Research found that only Malta had a higher share of its population rated as obese.

Von der Leyen says Ireland’s handling of the pandemic is 'exemplary'
# Dublin Visit
# Dublin Visit

Von der Leyen says Ireland’s handling of the pandemic is 'exemplary'

Updated Jul 16th 2021, 12:06 PM 35,641 Views 102 Comments

The European Commission President welcomed that Ireland has signed up to the EU Green Cert system.

European Commission says Insurance Ireland restricted competition and drove up prices on premiums
# Insurance Ireland
# Insurance Ireland

European Commission says Insurance Ireland restricted competition and drove up prices on premiums

Updated Jun 18th 2021, 3:28 PM 33,308 Views 63 Comments

The European Commission accusations were made against Insurance Ireland this morning.

Von der Leyen 'very concerned' over Hungary law banning LGBT 'promotion' to minors
# Hungary
# Hungary

Von der Leyen 'very concerned' over Hungary law banning LGBT 'promotion' to minors

Jun 16th 2021, 10:36 PM 18,793 Views 46 Comments

She said the European Commission is “assessing if it breaches relevant EU legislation”.

EU to examine Facebook's use of advertiser data
# Probe
# Probe

EU to examine Facebook's use of advertiser data

Jun 4th 2021, 11:56 AM 3,758 Views 0 Comments

The formal probe follows a preliminary investigation focused on Facebook’s Marketplace classifieds service.

EU not using Northern Ireland to punish UK for Brexit, EC vice-president says
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

EU not using Northern Ireland to punish UK for Brexit, EC vice-president says

May 30th 2021, 10:51 AM 17,098 Views 29 Comments

Maros Sefcovic said they searched for four years for the ‘best solution to the very sensitive situation in Northern Ireland’.

AstraZeneca vaccine order renewal 'remains to be seen' says EU
# EU VS AZ
# EU VS AZ

AstraZeneca vaccine order renewal 'remains to be seen' says EU

May 9th 2021, 5:37 PM 43,327 Views 41 Comments

The EU last month launched legal action against the pharmaceutical giant for vaccine delivery shortfalls.

New daily vaccine record set as EU signs contract for additional 1.8 billion Pfizer vaccines
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

New daily vaccine record set as EU signs contract for additional 1.8 billion Pfizer vaccines

Updated May 8th 2021, 5:24 PM 43,854 Views 43 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly also announced that two more countries have been added to the hotel quarantine list

Irish people struggled more than most Europeans to cope with lockdowns - new EU survey
# Eurobarometer
# Eurobarometer

Irish people struggled more than most Europeans to cope with lockdowns - new EU survey

May 4th 2021, 11:31 AM 29,969 Views 74 Comments

Overall, 41% of Irish people said lockdowns were difficult, with only 18% claiming it was easy to cope with.

EU Commission proposes reopening of external borders
# Travel
# Travel

EU Commission proposes reopening of external borders

May 3rd 2021, 2:02 PM 28,543 Views 8 Comments

EU officials believe the vaccination campaigns will soon be a “game changer” in the fight against Covid-19.

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