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#European Commission

# european-commission - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Explainer: Phil Hogan's set to be named as Agriculture Commissioner ... but what happens next?
# Big Phil's Gig
# Big Phil's Gig

Explainer: Phil Hogan's set to be named as Agriculture Commissioner ... but what happens next?

Sep 10th 2014, 8:45 AM 12,086 Views 51 Comments

Some Irish TDs have been threatening to make life difficult for Big Phil during the nomination process. But can they cause that much trouble for the divisive former minister?

# european-commission - Friday 22 August, 2014

Most young Irish people think that cannabis should be legalised
# Drugs
# Drugs

Most young Irish people think that cannabis should be legalised

Aug 22nd 2014, 1:22 PM 16,099 Views 145 Comments

A new study by the European Commission has also found that use of legal highs was three times the European average.

# european-commission - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

The EU has unveiled a new logo that shows which devices follow its privacy laws
# Tagged
# Tagged

The EU has unveiled a new logo that shows which devices follow its privacy laws

Jul 30th 2014, 6:20 PM 9,085 Views 22 Comments

The growing use of RFID chips in devices has caused the European Commission to put together regulations for them, ensuring no legal ‘grey zone’ emerges from their use.

# european-commission - Monday 21 July, 2014

EU hits out at Apple over in-app purchases
# Unaddressed Concerns
# Unaddressed Concerns

EU hits out at Apple over in-app purchases

Jul 21st 2014, 11:33 AM 6,900 Views 11 Comments

The company face criticism about in-app purchases targeted at children.

# european-commission - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Online gambling should offer players spending limits and alerts - Commission
# Play Fair
# Play Fair

Online gambling should offer players spending limits and alerts - Commission

Jul 15th 2014, 6:45 AM 3,584 Views 12 Comments

New recommendations by the EU Commission aim to minimise potential financial harm to consumers.

# european-commission - Thursday 10 July, 2014

EU Commission seeks return of €57m in farm support payments
# CAP
# CAP

EU Commission seeks return of €57m in farm support payments

Jul 10th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,090 Views 11 Comments

European Court of Auditors says Commission did not properly supervise Member States in the calculation of CAP entitlements.

# european-commission - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Co Clare wave energy project awarded €23m to develop technology
# Making Waves
# Making Waves

Co Clare wave energy project awarded €23m to develop technology

Jul 8th 2014, 3:49 PM 9,570 Views 42 Comments

ESB-led renewable energy project aims to generate electricity by 2018.

# european-commission - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Grants to Irish farmers will total €4bn over the next six years.
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

Grants to Irish farmers will total €4bn over the next six years.

Jul 3rd 2014, 8:52 AM 9,772 Views 87 Comments

They include supports for being environmentally friendly and for investment.

# european-commission - Friday 27 June, 2014

EU leaders 'could live to regret' choosing Junker as Commission president
# Fight Fight Fight
# Fight Fight Fight

EU leaders 'could live to regret' choosing Junker as Commission president

Jun 27th 2014, 4:31 PM 9,545 Views 76 Comments

Junker was named as the next president of the Commission today despite serious opposition from David Cameron who forced an unprecedented vote on the issue at a summit in Brussels.

# european-commission - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

EU Commission pushes for elimination of roaming charges
# Roaming
# Roaming

EU Commission pushes for elimination of roaming charges

Jun 24th 2014, 5:55 PM 7,073 Views 15 Comments

Data roaming prices being cut by more than half across the EU from 1 July 2014, but Neelie Kroes says that it is ‘not enough’.

# european-commission - Monday 23 June, 2014

Ryanair cancels flights ahead of France's air traffic control strike
# Strike
# Strike

Ryanair cancels flights ahead of France's air traffic control strike

Jun 23rd 2014, 5:30 PM 22,433 Views 25 Comments

Controllers are striking over planned cuts under the European Commission’s ‘Single Sky Europe’ programme.

EU beats US to become world's top agri and food exporter
# Food Fight
# Food Fight

EU beats US to become world's top agri and food exporter

Jun 23rd 2014, 4:54 PM 4,681 Views 14 Comments

Emerging markets, like China, are pushing up demand for European food products, according to the European Commission.

Opinion: There's no room for complacency over the investigation into Apple in Ireland
# Tax
# Tax

Opinion: There's no room for complacency over the investigation into Apple in Ireland

Jun 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 54 Views 18 Comments

In the event of a finding against Ireland, the fallout will be measured in a drop of nurses, medical cards and Gardaí on the streets.

# european-commission - Sunday 22 June, 2014

'I've a job to do here': Enda rules out top EU role... again
# I'm Out
# I'm Out

'I've a job to do here': Enda rules out top EU role... again

Jun 22nd 2014, 6:56 PM 9,105 Views 77 Comments

The Taoiseach said he expects Jean-Claude Juncker to become the next president of the European Commission, but David Cameron is trying to block this from happening.

# european-commission - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Enda Kenny: No, I'm not worried about the investigation into Apple's Irish tax deal
# Chilled
# Chilled

Enda Kenny: No, I'm not worried about the investigation into Apple's Irish tax deal

Jun 18th 2014, 12:02 PM 3,994 Views 23 Comments

The Taoiseach is pretty confident that Ireland hasn’t broken any rules.

# european-commission - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

What the IFAC? Five questions about the guys who want a tougher budget this year
# Analysis
# Analysis

What the IFAC? Five questions about the guys who want a tougher budget this year

Jun 17th 2014, 7:15 AM 5,871 Views 16 Comments

This morning IFAC called on Government to stick to the €2 billion adjustment – but who are they, and why are they so eager to keep costs down?

Spending watchdog tells Government to stick to €2 billion austerity target
# STICK TO IT
# STICK TO IT

Spending watchdog tells Government to stick to €2 billion austerity target

Jun 17th 2014, 6:15 AM 4,352 Views 21 Comments

The Fiscal Advisory Council is urging the government to stick to this year’s target, but promising an easing off of austerity next year.

# european-commission - Friday 13 June, 2014

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe
# Brian Hayes
# Brian Hayes

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe

Jun 13th 2014, 1:00 PM 92 Views 186 Comments

The former prime minister of Luxembourg is part of a developing crisis that threatens to be one of the greatest faced by the European Union.

# european-commission - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

TD warns that Apple tax probe could result in job losses
# Back Off
# Back Off

TD warns that Apple tax probe could result in job losses

Jun 11th 2014, 2:32 PM 10,563 Views 70 Comments

Michael McGrath has said that the government must use “every means at its disposal” to defend Ireland’s corporate tax rules.

# european-commission - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Kenny: Comments were made to me about the top EU job, but 'that matter is now irrelevant'
# Enda's Choice
# Enda's Choice

Kenny: Comments were made to me about the top EU job, but 'that matter is now irrelevant'

Jun 10th 2014, 7:31 PM 7,502 Views 27 Comments

The Taoiseach was speaking at a press conference with the Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte who is in Dublin on an official visit today.

Is the EU going to investigate Ireland's tax deal with multinationals?
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

Is the EU going to investigate Ireland's tax deal with multinationals?

Jun 10th 2014, 7:20 PM 9,301 Views 60 Comments

An announcement is expected tomorrow, but the European Commission is keeping quiet.

# european-commission - Monday 2 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Jun 2nd 2014, 7:49 PM 16,198 Views 5 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Labour Party leadership, marathons and job worries in Waterford.

Criticisms of Irish healthcare overspend and unemployment levels in EU report
# Rein It In
# Rein It In

Criticisms of Irish healthcare overspend and unemployment levels in EU report

Jun 2nd 2014, 6:25 PM 14,367 Views 100 Comments

The European Commission has recommended that the government ensure that excessive debt is corrected in a sustainable manner by 2015 and beyond.

# european-commission - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Facebook tries to avoid future headaches by asking EU to review WhatsApp deal
# Antitrust
# Antitrust

Facebook tries to avoid future headaches by asking EU to review WhatsApp deal

May 28th 2014, 2:03 PM 5,028 Views 2 Comments

The review, if it goes ahead, could help Facebook avoid potential antitrust reviews from multiple EU member states.

# european-commission - Monday 26 May, 2014

Angela Merkel: The rise of populist parties is remarkable and regrettable
# Elections 2014
# Elections 2014

Angela Merkel: The rise of populist parties is remarkable and regrettable

May 26th 2014, 3:30 PM 10,960 Views 82 Comments

But she is happy today with her own party wins.

# european-commission - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Everything you need to know about the European Parliament but were afraid to ask
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Everything you need to know about the European Parliament but were afraid to ask

May 20th 2014, 9:15 PM 14,788 Views 20 Comments

Don’t know your EPP from your elbow? We’ve got you covered.

# european-commission - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Controversial Poolbeg plan gets green light from EU
# Waste Not
# Waste Not

Controversial Poolbeg plan gets green light from EU

May 7th 2014, 1:25 PM 10,639 Views 40 Comments

But TD Kevin Humphreys still thinks the plans should be scrapped, saying today it is a waste of taxpayers’ money.

Does this man know how to fix the Eurozone?
# Back To The Drawing Board
# Back To The Drawing Board

Does this man know how to fix the Eurozone?

May 7th 2014, 12:17 PM 17,225 Views 60 Comments

A former advisor to Jose Manuel Barroso says the only way to save Europe is to change direction.

# european-commission - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

This charming robot helps older people stay in their own homes
# Helpful
# Helpful

This charming robot helps older people stay in their own homes

May 6th 2014, 3:15 PM 8,930 Views 10 Comments

Robin allows elderly people to connect with friends, family and medical professionals and can also watch for falls and monitor blood pressure.

# european-commission - Monday 5 May, 2014

Europe predicts growth and less unemployment for Ireland
# European Commission
# European Commission

Europe predicts growth and less unemployment for Ireland

May 5th 2014, 3:26 PM 9,411 Views 61 Comments

The European Commission predicted 1.4 per cent growth for 2014 and employment growth of 2.4 per cent.

# european-commission - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

European Commission proposes rules for the operation of unmanned drones
# Civil Drones
# Civil Drones

European Commission proposes rules for the operation of unmanned drones

Apr 8th 2014, 2:34 PM 6,141 Views 8 Comments

The new regulations would allow remotely piloted devices to be treated the same way as piloted aircraft.

# european-commission - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Road deaths falling in Europe - but up 19 per cent in Ireland
# Be Safe
# Be Safe

Road deaths falling in Europe - but up 19 per cent in Ireland

Apr 1st 2014, 10:45 AM 5,485 Views 45 Comments

The European Commission expressed concern today about trends in deaths of vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.

# european-commission - Thursday 27 March, 2014

One in three Irish adults never exercise
# Never Ever
# Never Ever

One in three Irish adults never exercise

Mar 27th 2014, 1:15 PM 18,169 Views 62 Comments

That’s 34 per cent of the population.

# european-commission - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Greece could get more cash after Troika agree next step in bailout programme
# IMF
# IMF

Greece could get more cash after Troika agree next step in bailout programme

Mar 19th 2014, 10:13 PM 5,754 Views 9 Comments

Meanwhile, IMF chief Christine Lagarde denied any wrongdoing as she was questioned for the third time by French prosecutors in a corruption case.

# european-commission - Friday 7 March, 2014

UK tribunal rules Ryanair must sell Aer Lingus stake
# Sell Up
# Sell Up

UK tribunal rules Ryanair must sell Aer Lingus stake

Mar 7th 2014, 6:36 PM 12,125 Views 61 Comments

The company said today is will be appealing the ruling.

# european-commission - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Barroso: 'The European Commission is one of Ireland's best friends'
# A FRIEND IN EU
# A FRIEND IN EU

Barroso: 'The European Commission is one of Ireland's best friends'

Mar 4th 2014, 9:31 PM 8,518 Views 53 Comments

In a speech to be delivered tomorrow night in Cork, the European Commission President praises the “sacrifices” Irish families have made.

# european-commission - Thursday 27 February, 2014

App companies face EU pressure to limit in-app purchases for kids
# App Store
# App Store

App companies face EU pressure to limit in-app purchases for kids

Feb 27th 2014, 4:52 PM 3,840 Views 3 Comments

The European Commission is meeting with a number of large tech companies and policy makers to discuss the problem of paid content in apps designed for children.

Hauliers want exemption from "unfair" Northern Irish roads levy
# Roads
# Roads

Hauliers want exemption from "unfair" Northern Irish roads levy

Feb 27th 2014, 6:50 AM 10,280 Views 34 Comments

MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has asked the EU Commissioner for Transport to intervene in the issue.

# european-commission - Monday 24 February, 2014

Some care staff are working seven 'sleepover' shifts a fortnight say unions
# 63 Hour Week
# 63 Hour Week

Some care staff are working seven 'sleepover' shifts a fortnight say unions

Feb 24th 2014, 7:05 AM 15,560 Views 19 Comments

SIPTU and IMPACT have lodged a complaint with the European Commission.

# european-commission - Sunday 16 February, 2014

It could be "impossible" for an independent Scotland to join the EU
# Cold Water
# Cold Water

It could be "impossible" for an independent Scotland to join the EU

Feb 16th 2014, 1:52 PM 14,754 Views 154 Comments

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso noted that the formation of a new member state needs approval from all other EU nations.