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# european-commission - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Taoiseach will not 'seek to influence' EU Commission President's decision on Phil Hogan
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Updated Aug 26th 2020, 12:30 PM 49,375 Views 184 Comments

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
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

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

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 7:28 PM 57,912 Views 135 Comments

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
# Jobs Figures
# Jobs Figures

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

Aug 14th 2020, 3:18 PM 9,650 Views 13 Comments

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
# Competition
# Competition

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

Aug 4th 2020, 2:36 PM 15,949 Views 3 Comments

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
# Bark Or Byte
# Bark Or Byte

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

Jul 29th 2020, 6:10 AM 14,849 Views 6 Comments

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?
# EU Recovery Fund
# EU Recovery Fund

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

Jul 21st 2020, 3:25 PM 24,729 Views 23 Comments

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 Dart
# The Dart

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

Jul 20th 2020, 10:22 PM 42,590 Views 36 Comments

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
# European Commission
# European Commission

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

Jul 16th 2020, 11:34 AM 12,198 Views 14 Comments

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?
# The Saga Continues
# The Saga Continues

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

Jul 15th 2020, 3:26 PM 15,377 Views 24 Comments

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
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

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

Updated Jul 15th 2020, 3:25 PM 90,448 Views 204 Comments

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
# Tax
# Tax

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

Jul 15th 2020, 12:16 PM 73,013 Views 114 Comments

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
# Apple Tax
# Apple Tax

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

Jul 14th 2020, 9:00 PM 17,637 Views 39 Comments

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
# Frugal Four
# Frugal Four

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

Jul 9th 2020, 3:38 PM 8,262 Views 14 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

The European Commission has slashed Irish and eurozone growth forecasts

Jul 7th 2020, 2:12 PM 17,233 Views 31 Comments

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
# Economy
# Economy

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

May 21st 2020, 10:42 AM 22,946 Views 41 Comments

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?
# European Union
# European Union

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

May 19th 2020, 7:00 PM 27,213 Views 38 Comments

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
# European Commission
# European Commission

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

Updated May 13th 2020, 4:53 PM 64,996 Views 106 Comments

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
# Covid-19 Epicentre
# Covid-19 Epicentre

EU Commission boss unveils road map to exit coronavirus restrictions

Updated Apr 15th 2020, 1:22 PM 51,175 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 15,637 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 59,066 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 16,064 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 10,568 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 13,381 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 15,106 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 19,017 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 9,920 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 25,344 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 7,462 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 22,063 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 13,982 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 24,074 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 8,946 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 19,540 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 37,530 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 8,522 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 13,797 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 11,097 Views 35 Comments

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