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# european-commission - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

EU Commission boss unveils road map to exit coronavirus restrictions
# Covid-19 Epicentre
# Covid-19 Epicentre

EU Commission boss unveils road map to exit coronavirus restrictions

Updated Apr 15th 2020, 1:22 PM 51,171 Views 65 Comments

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
# Beef Crisis
# Beef Crisis

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

Mar 31st 2020, 12:02 PM 15,615 Views 56 Comments

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
# Ursula Von Der Leyen
# Ursula Von Der Leyen

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

Dec 27th 2019, 9:50 AM 59,059 Views 56 Comments

“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'
# From Brussels With Love
# From Brussels With Love

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

Dec 26th 2019, 11:41 AM 16,063 Views 64 Comments

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
# EU Commission Boss
# EU Commission Boss

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

Dec 11th 2019, 2:21 PM 6,690 Views 34 Comments

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
# New Era
# New Era

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

Dec 1st 2019, 2:15 PM 10,554 Views 17 Comments

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
# New Era
# New Era

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

Nov 27th 2019, 5:25 PM 13,373 Views 13 Comments

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
# Approved
# Approved

EU approves state aid for €3bn National Broadband Plan

Nov 15th 2019, 12:00 PM 15,049 Views 75 Comments

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
# Sweetheart Deal
# Sweetheart Deal

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

Oct 1st 2019, 8:29 AM 19,010 Views 46 Comments

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
# Eu Court
# Eu Court

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

Sep 17th 2019, 11:52 AM 9,919 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Migration
# Migration

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

Sep 10th 2019, 4:05 PM 25,338 Views 52 Comments

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
# Competition Rules
# Competition Rules

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

Jul 17th 2019, 11:21 AM 7,459 Views 4 Comments

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
# New Eu
# New Eu

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

Updated Jul 16th 2019, 9:41 PM 22,057 Views 73 Comments

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

Von der Leyen 'ready' to back Brexit delay in pitch to MEPs for European Commission president bid
# New Eu
# New Eu

Von der Leyen 'ready' to back Brexit delay in pitch to MEPs for European Commission president bid

Updated Jul 16th 2019, 9:33 AM 23,022 Views 90 Comments

MEPs will vote today on whether to elect the German defence minister to the European Commission top job.

# european-commission - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Poll: Are you happy with Phil Hogan getting a second term?
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

Poll: Are you happy with Phil Hogan getting a second term?

Jul 10th 2019, 9:37 AM 33,999 Views 96 Comments

Hogan previously served as the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development.

# european-commission - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Phil Hogan nominated for a second term as Ireland's European Commissioner
# Mercosur
# Mercosur

Phil Hogan nominated for a second term as Ireland's European Commissioner

Jul 9th 2019, 2:52 PM 13,976 Views 65 Comments

There had been speculation that Hogan would lose the Taoiseach’s support after the fallout from the Mercosur trade deal.

# european-commission - Monday 8 July, 2019

Telecoms group concerned about Eir's €1bn claim and will consider legal action against the Irish government
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

Telecoms group concerned about Eir's €1bn claim and will consider legal action against the Irish government

Jul 8th 2019, 6:15 PM 24,056 Views 42 Comments

Eir’s CEO told an Oireachtas committee recently that it could deliver the NBP for less than €1 billion.

# european-commission - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Why are leaders deadlocked over the top EU jobs - and who's in the running?
# Who Do EU Want
# Who Do EU Want

Why are leaders deadlocked over the top EU jobs - and who's in the running?

Jul 2nd 2019, 2:33 PM 8,942 Views 21 Comments

European leaders showed frustration as they entered a third day of discussions on who should fill the EU’s top jobs.

# european-commission - Sunday 30 June, 2019

'It's a bad deal, there's no point in saying otherwise': Agriculture minister on trade agreement with South American countries
# Mercosur
# Mercosur

'It's a bad deal, there's no point in saying otherwise': Agriculture minister on trade agreement with South American countries

Jun 30th 2019, 6:07 PM 19,536 Views 83 Comments

The deal with hit the Irish beef sector.

# european-commission - Friday 28 June, 2019

'A bad deal for Irish farmers': EU signs massive trade agreement with South American countries
# Mercosur
# Mercosur

'A bad deal for Irish farmers': EU signs massive trade agreement with South American countries

Jun 28th 2019, 9:54 PM 37,443 Views 75 Comments

The EU and the South American trade bloc Mercosur today sealed a hugely significant trade deal.

# european-commission - Friday 21 June, 2019

EU leaders call 'crisis' summit after failure to agree on candidates for Brussels top jobs
# EU Top Jobs
# EU Top Jobs

EU leaders call 'crisis' summit after failure to agree on candidates for Brussels top jobs

Jun 21st 2019, 7:54 AM 8,519 Views 68 Comments

EU leaders failed to agree on a successor to Jean-Claude Juncker.

# european-commission - Thursday 20 June, 2019

UK's porn blocking laws to be delayed again
# Age Verification
# Age Verification

UK's porn blocking laws to be delayed again

Jun 20th 2019, 7:44 AM 13,792 Views 69 Comments

The laws were to be introduced on 15 July, but are to be delayed because of bureaucratic, legal issues.

# european-commission - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

The EU's Game of Thrones: Merkel and Macron clash over who should replace Juncker
# European Commission
# European Commission

The EU's Game of Thrones: Merkel and Macron clash over who should replace Juncker

May 28th 2019, 8:14 PM 11,091 Views 35 Comments

The German Chancellor prefers Manfred Weber, while Macron wants a centre-left pick, or one of two French candidates.

# european-commission - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council
# Plastics
# Plastics

'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council

May 21st 2019, 12:43 PM 13,211 Views 17 Comments

This was the final step in adopting the single-use products ban, which will come into force in Ireland by 2021.

# european-commission - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Who are the candidates most likely to replace Jean-Claude Juncker?
# European Commission President
# European Commission President

Who are the candidates most likely to replace Jean-Claude Juncker?

May 15th 2019, 6:30 AM 21,315 Views 43 Comments

What does the President of the European Commission do, and how is he/she elected? It’s complicated…

# european-commission - Saturday 23 March, 2019

If UK seek long extension, they'll have to run candidates in European elections, says Coveney
# Brexit
# Brexit

If UK seek long extension, they'll have to run candidates in European elections, says Coveney

Mar 23rd 2019, 7:11 PM 9,688 Views 9 Comments

The man tipped to be the next EC president says the UK is ‘infecting’ Europe’s decision-making process..

# european-commission - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns
# European Commission
# European Commission

Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns

Feb 28th 2019, 8:57 AM 23,885 Views 57 Comments

The European Commission report was highly critical of Ireland’s housing policy.

# european-commission - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Taoiseach won't accept Brexit border promises that 'it will be alright on the night'
# Bad News
# Bad News

Taoiseach won't accept Brexit border promises that 'it will be alright on the night'

Updated Jan 22nd 2019, 2:32 PM 28,898 Views 100 Comments

A European Commission spokesman said today that it’s “pretty obvious” that a no-deal Brexit would lead to a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

# european-commission - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

EU reaches landmark agreement to cut usage of single-use plastics
# Environment
# Environment

EU reaches landmark agreement to cut usage of single-use plastics

Dec 19th 2018, 9:53 AM 16,341 Views 34 Comments

The directive will come into effect in two years time if it is passed.

# european-commission - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Irish 18-year-olds can now avail of 12,000 free interrail tickets to travel around Europe next summer
# Interrailing
# Interrailing

Irish 18-year-olds can now avail of 12,000 free interrail tickets to travel around Europe next summer

Nov 29th 2018, 11:03 PM 40,038 Views 24 Comments

Winning applicants will have the opportunity to travel between 15 April and 31 October 2019.

# european-commission - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

EU secures funding to roll out free WiFi hotspots to public spaces
# Wifi4eu
# Wifi4eu

EU secures funding to roll out free WiFi hotspots to public spaces

Nov 7th 2018, 6:15 AM 7,880 Views 6 Comments

Local authorities can apply for vouchers worth €15,000 to provide free public WiFi in town centres, parks, libraries and museums.

# european-commission - Thursday 18 October, 2018

European Commission withdraws ECJ case against Ireland after €13.1 billion Apple tax is recovered
# State Aid
# State Aid

European Commission withdraws ECJ case against Ireland after €13.1 billion Apple tax is recovered

Oct 18th 2018, 3:38 PM 33,509 Views 65 Comments

Ireland completed the recovery of the aid on 6 September.

# european-commission - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Chances of Brexit agreement have 'increased', Jean-Claude Juncker says
# Brexit
# Brexit

Chances of Brexit agreement have 'increased', Jean-Claude Juncker says

Oct 6th 2018, 1:25 PM 15,660 Views 31 Comments

The change in tone comes two days after EU Council President Donald Tusk gave London a stern warning that time was running out to strike a deal.

# european-commission - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

To reach EU targets Ireland needs to increase its plastic recycling by 80%
# OFF TARGET
# OFF TARGET

To reach EU targets Ireland needs to increase its plastic recycling by 80%

Sep 19th 2018, 3:15 PM 7,166 Views 43 Comments

According to Repak, Ireland’s plastic recycling must increase to 175,000 tonnes by 2030 to reach new EU targets.

# european-commission - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Charlie Flanagan has 'open mind' about scrapping seasonal time changes
# Clocked
# Clocked

Charlie Flanagan has 'open mind' about scrapping seasonal time changes

Updated Sep 12th 2018, 4:26 PM 30,355 Views 117 Comments

The President of the European Commission has proposed to end the changes in Europe next year.

# european-commission - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Lights out for halogen lamps as Europe-wide phasing-out of bulbs begins today
# Lightbulb Moment
# Lightbulb Moment

Lights out for halogen lamps as Europe-wide phasing-out of bulbs begins today

Sep 1st 2018, 6:30 AM 27,113 Views 61 Comments

EU member states agreed to withdrawing the inefficient bulbs from the market in 2009.

# european-commission - Monday 6 August, 2018

European Commission opens case against Ireland over levels of drinking water contamination
# Trihalomethanes
# Trihalomethanes

European Commission opens case against Ireland over levels of drinking water contamination

Aug 6th 2018, 10:00 PM 37,021 Views 85 Comments

Earlier this year Irish Water was fined for delays in carrying out work at six water treatment plans in Donegal to reduce levels.

# european-commission - Sunday 5 August, 2018

UK trade secretary says Britain likely to leave EU without a deal
# Liam Fox
# Liam Fox

UK trade secretary says Britain likely to leave EU without a deal

Aug 5th 2018, 11:49 AM 12,625 Views 90 Comments

Liam Fox put the chances of a no-deal departure at “60-40″.

# european-commission - Sunday 22 July, 2018

'Nonsensical': Restaurants are fighting an EU bid to mandate free tap water for all
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

'Nonsensical': Restaurants are fighting an EU bid to mandate free tap water for all

Jul 22nd 2018, 7:03 AM 22,258 Views 50 Comments

Trade groups believe a European proposal will unfairly burden businesses.

# european-commission - Friday 20 July, 2018

Pressure mounts on GAA after Liam Miller tribute match sells out within minutes
# Páirc Uí Chaoimh
# Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Pressure mounts on GAA after Liam Miller tribute match sells out within minutes

Updated Jul 20th 2018, 5:30 PM 52,766 Views 212 Comments

The move may fall foul of a 2016 ruling by the European Commission over a €30m grant from the Government for the stadium’s redevelopment.